Making essential oils while living with no air conditioning

Living with no air conditioning this summer has not been easy.  Especially with my allergies.   I am pretty lucky though I get to drive in my air conditioned vehicle to work where it is air conditioned.  My husband on the other hand has his office on the second floor and with the computer and 3D printer running quite often, it is the hottest room in the house.

The air conditioning works sort of.  It doesn’t really keep the whole house cool and it over heats and then freezes over and then we have to shut it off and then it leaks a bunch of water all over the basement.  So the air conditioning does not work, but we have a really good neighbor who does HVAC for a living and is going to look into fixing it for us.

Last night we slept in the unfinished basement where it was a balmy 72 degrees Fahrenheit. compared to the 88 degrees up in the bedroom.   We have air mattresses, I slept better than I have in the last three weeks and my husband did not sleep well at all.  He is not great with the air mattresses.

There are a few upsides to having a very warm upstairs.  Okay so far I can only think of one.  I made lavender essential oils for the first time yesterday.  It took 3 hours and a great deal of lavender, but I have plenty of the latter.


I have coconut oil that is a solid but at 74 degrees F it turns into a solid.  I wasn’t sure how I would get my oil to stay as a liquid long enough to make the oil without boiling it.  Oddly enough the coconut oil was already melted in the master bath.  It’s 88 degrees.  So I just have it in the master bath.  I have a few ideas of how I might use it when I get some cheese cloth to strain it.  But for now It gets shook every 8 hours for a few days.


I know a few friends who make goat milk soap and use lavender oil so I thought about chatting with them about how else I could use it other than a moisturizer for my hair and skin.

I also would like to make mint essential oil.  One because I have a lot of mint, and two because it would be such a cooling & relaxing moisturizer.

When I got home from work today I shook the lavender oil and then opened the lid and tried a dab on my face on a dry spot next to my eyebrow.  Worked just like it did before, but also smelled extra nice with the hint a lavender.

Tomorrow should tell if we have mint oil infusing. Until then RickabaughReviews approves of simple recipes.





Author: jeanetelouise

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