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Making your own homemade extracts and oils is an easy process. A two-ingredient process, creating your own almond extract is merely a waiting game. Making homemade extracts is a great way to make homemade gifts and it will also save you loads of money. Here’s an easy recipe for making your own almond extract right at home.

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Drop the almonds into the bottom of the your dark glass bottle.

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Pour the vodka over the almonds and fill to the top of the bottle. Put the lid on and close tightly.

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Place the vodka and almond mixture in a cool and dark place, like a pantry or garage, and let the mixture sit for 2 months.

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Shake the mixture every 3 to 5 days for the entire 2 month period. Do not remove the lid.

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Once the mixture has set for 2 months it is ready to be used. Continue to store it in a cool and dry place.

Tip

Dark bottles work best for making extracts, but if you can't find a dark bottle, you can simply use a regular clear glass bottle.

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Jillian Downer

Based in New York, Jillian Downer has been writing travel, fashion, and active lifestyle articles since 2004. Her work has appeared in "Travel + Leisure," "Outside Magazine," "Women's Health," "Footwear News," and "US News & World Report." Downer holds a Master of Arts in comparative literature from New York University.