Preserving Herbs and Flowers in Oil

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January 6, 2010

Glass bottles with flowers preserved in oil.Small wildflowers stored in mini glass corked bottles filled with oil. These were the last flowers in my yard this year. With the ground now snow covered, it's nice to have little reminders of sunny days around the house!


Hold flower beside your bottle to size it and clip off excess stem to make it fit. Fill up the bottle with clear oil. (I used baby oil in some and lavender baby wash in others.)

Attach a small screw-eye into the cork to use as a charm for necklace or bracelet or to hang in a window or other place.

By melody_yesterday from Otterville, MO

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September 13, 2015

In reference to this link here:

How long will flowers last preserved in oil? I assumed that pretty quickly they would wilt or at least they wouldn't last very long term. Does anyone know how long flowers would stay in tact without browning or wilting in the oil bottle?



January 15, 20171 found this helpful

I have a Dt Coke bottle that has had flowers sealed in it for over 10 years. They are intact but the colors are now faded.


I think part of the reason they faded was the bottle has sat on the kitchen window seal.

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