Infusing lavender into foods

Asked June 20, 2018, 6:25 PM EDT

I have been experimenting with different popcorn toppings and the latest was coconut oil infused with lavender and vanilla bean. I'm not sure if it was because the coconut oil was overpowering or if I didn't use enough lavender, but the lavender flavor was not as strong as I was hoping. What is the best way to infuse/extract lavender into foods/oils? Thanks!

Multnomah County Oregon food safety food preparation

2 Responses

I have not been successful locating details for the best method of infusing lavender and vanilla into oil for food products. It isn’t something we have much information about.

I did come across some information from Mountain Rose Herbs in Eugene.

https://blog.mountainroseherbs.com/making-herbal-infused-oils

They may have people on staff with experience doing this that could provide some insights.

support@mountainroseherbs.com 800-879-3337

One more note: If this is for development of a product you intend to market, the OSU Food Innovation Center may be able to help with testing methods of infusing oils. The goal of this facility is to assist community members develop products for market.

Contact them for more information. They offer full consultations for a fee but could tell you if this is something they could help with. https://fic.oregonstate.edu/