How do you make lemon oil at home?

Are you tired of buying lemon oil from the store and want to learn how to make it yourself? Look no further! This guide will show you step-by-step how to create delicious, homemade lemon oil that will elevate any dish.

The Ingredients You Will Need

To start your journey into making your own lemon oil, here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 10 lemons
  • 2 cups of extra virgin olive oil
  • A glass jar with a tight-fitting lid

Make sure the lemons are fresh and organic. Non-organic lemons may have been sprayed with harmful pesticides, which is not what we’re looking for in our homemade recipe.

Step One: Wash Your Lemons Thoroughly

Before anything else, take a moment to wash your plump little yellow friends! This is crucial in removing any unwanted dirt or debris on the skin.

Once they’ve had their shower… err wash.. PAT them dry!

Pro-tip: Don’t forget about zest life! If you want more zest outta’ these babies use a large grater when zesting away.

Step Two: Peel Your Lemons Into Thin Strips

Peeling lemons can be daunting but fear not my fellow home-cook (or as Rachael Ray calls us “home cooks”)!! Here’s an easy way for perfect peels.

  1. Slice off both ends of each lemon.
  2. Stand each fruit upright so its flat bottom rests against your cutting surface.
    3.Starting from top-to-bottom run knife close along peel (not too heavy-handed).
    4.As soon as white pith appears STOP -that part tastes yucky!
    5.Remove strips by turning fruits around and repeating process until only white pith remains visible.

Pro-tip: Save peeled citrus leftovers for tea add-ins like adding honey, ginger, and cinnamon. Voila!

Step Three: Place Strips Into a Glass Jar

Get JARnald’t with it..(I apologise for such a cheesy joke, bear with me here). Grab the glass jar mentioned earlier; time to play pantry Tetris!

Place all of your cute little citrus strips in the jar.

Now, pour some goodness into that baby (cough sorry inappropriate).. Let’s get serious now- add 2-cups of extra-virgin olive oil to peels in the jar until they are fully immersed.

Pro-tip: Use a funnel when adding anything liquid into any bottle/jar- less mess = happy cook!

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