Monday, November 5, 2012

DIY Cinnamon Essential Oil and Storage Jar


Materials Needed (Oil):        Materials Needed(Jar): 
Cinnamon                             Old Spagetti Jar
Carrier Oil                            Burlap Cloth
Pan or Pot                            Twine
Muslin                                  Chalkboard Paint
Strainer                                Hot Glue Gun
Funnel                                  Cinnamon Sticks
Glass Bowl                            Chalk
Dark Colored Storage or Jar




To Make the Decorative Jar:
1. Spray Chalkboard Paint on Lid, allow to dry, repaint as needed
2. Cut Burlap to size of Jar, fray edges if desired
3. Hot Glue to Jar
4. I had an extra strip left over so I glued it around the middle
5. Wrap twine around as many times as you'd like, hot glue into place
6. Add Cinnamon Sticks if desired, hot glue into place


 To Make the Cinnamon Essential Oil:
1. Place the ground cinnamon (around 1/2 cup) or cinnamon sticks (5-10) into the pan along with 2 cups of your carrier oil (preferable olive oil).
I used ground cinnamon.
2. Place on medium heat. Wait 3-5 minutes or until the cinnamon starts to heat up. At this point, you should be able to smell the cinnamon aroma.
3. Cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat. Over cooking can cause the delicate oils to be damaged.
4. Cool.
5. Use a strainer and/or muslin to strain the cinnamon from the oil.
6. Use a funnel to transfer into your dark storage jar. A dark jar prevents light from penetrating the oil, prolonging the shelf life.
7. Store in a cool dark place.
Taken from: www.squidoo.com.
my ghetto funnel

used chalk to label the oil



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8 comments:

  1. Saw this on Sewing Barefoot and thought I'd pop by! Thanks for sharing this!
    Nikki
    C'mon by Domestically Modern sometime!

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  2. This is a really clear tutorial, and I bet the cinnamon oil smells amazingly good. I wondered what one uses it for? As a body oil, or for use in an incense burner? It was also really nice to hear from you over at my blog today, and glad that you liked my chalkboard tv cover. If you make one for a computer, I'd love to see it! It would work well for a desktop computer, you'd just have to adjust down the size of the brackets that hold it at the top.

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    1. Right now I used all the oil to make scented pine cones. Fingers are crossed that it works since this is a guinea pig project. Threw in just under a cup full of oil into a trash bag with a bunch of pine cones. If it turns out I'll post a tutorial on it.
      Thanks for the tip on using smaller brackets for the computer. We use ours so much that it would stay on often...but it would be nice to cover it up when company comes. :)

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  3. What a great tutorial and such a fun gift idea :) Thank you for sharing at The Weekly Creative link party. I hope you have a great weekend :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  4. Thanks so much for joining my Our Favorite Things Link Party. What a neat idea. I never knew about keeping oil in a dark jar. That's a great tip.

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  5. What a great idea, and it looks so pretty, too! Thanks for the tutorial. Your newest follower from Simple & Sweet party. :)


    Kathy @ http://lifeonlakeshoredrive.blogspot.com/

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  6. Now that's a good idea! I have several jars of cinnamon sticks. This would be a good project.

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