Oomph: New VFS Digital Design Blog

Oomph: New VFS Digital Design Blog

August 11, 2011 0 comments Design

It’s really great to see the site up and running. “Oomph” is Vancouver Film School‘s new Digital Design blog – which is aimed to connect, inspire, and share projects and experiences between students, prospective students, faculty, and alumni.  The project was a collaborative effort between VFS students, faculty, and alumni, and overall a really fun project to work on. As an alumnus, I helped out with the Information Architecture on the project, and helped to finesse the content that was provided from a Digital Design Slam. Congrats to Antonio on a great job on the final design.  Looking forward to writing and sharing experiences on this site in the future!

How To Make Lavender Oil

August 8, 2011 0 comments DIY, Handmade

I went to Kits Farmer’s Market this Sunday and couldn’t resist the giant bushel of lavender one of the vendors was selling. There were bees swarming all over it, and it smelled so lovely! It was close to the end of the market, and the vendor was kind enough to give me some extra bunches. I ended up with so much of it! So I decided to make lavender oil – and document the process as well.

This recipe will give you an olive oil infused mixture that you can use as a moisturizer, for burns, cuts, or as a perfume. I’m going to dilute mine with water and put it in spray bottles to spray clothes from the line with it.  Learn more about how you can use lavender oil here.

What You Will Need:

Step 1: Sterilize your jar by placing it in a pot of boiling water. Set it on a cloth to dry.

Step 2: Pour the olive oil in to your pot and heat.

Step 3: While the oil’s heating, puncture the Vitamin E capsules to excrete the liquid. Pour Vitamin E over lavender buds.

Step 4: Remove olive oil from heat and pour over your lavender. Be careful!! The oil will be bubbling and extremely hot. Be sure to wear oven mitts.

Step 5: Let the mixture cool down until it’s about room temperature.

Step 6: Pour mixture in to your glass jar.

Step 7: Place the covered mixture in a warm spot to season for around 2 weeks. Shake daily.

Step 8: After 2 weeks or so, strain the mixture by covering your jar with cheese cloth, and funnel the oil in to a jar or container.

(These jars are so cool! You can purchase them on Etsy from Sweet Eventide).

Some other Notes about Lavender Oil:

Do not use lavender oil if it’s been grown with pesticides. This recipe is fairly concentrated, so watch for any skin irritation.

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