Honeysuckle, though popular, is one of the priciest of the essential oils, so making it at home can be both fun and economical. You can extract oils from honeysuckle at home in several different ways. Once you’ve mastered this technique, you can begin applying it to other flowers. You can mix your own honeysuckle-based scents for use in aromatherapy, massage, or candle and soap making.
Collect honeysuckle blossoms. If you plan on collecting the blossoms a few days in advance of the extraction process, cut large pieces of the vines instead of pulling off individual blossoms. These vines can be placed in fresh water and stored in your refrigerator for up to about five days if spritzed daily with fresh water. If you are making the oil immediately, you can pick the blossoms straight off the vines.
Measure 1 cup of honeysuckle blossoms. Use a glass measuring cup, and pack the blossoms down tightly. Don’t worry if you crush some of the blossoms a bit during this step.