A pleasant, sweet aroma makes honeysuckle flowers prized for their essential oils, which can be used in a variety of applications. Extracting essential oils from honeysuckle flowers involves a few kitchen utensils and approximately one hour of time.
Fill the stockpot with a gallon of distilled water.
Add three cups of honeysuckle petals and stamens to the pot of water.
Place the bowl in the center of the pot of water. Make sure the water doesn't overflow into the bowl. Remove a little water from the pan, if necessary.
Place the lid of the stock pot, upside down, onto the pot. The knob-handle of the pot's lid should hang inside of the pot once it is covered.
Allow the pot to simmer on the stove for approximately 50 minutes.
Fill the upside-down pot lid with ice. The ice causes the inside of the lid to condensate with honeysuckle essential oils which will drip from the knob of the pot lid into the glass bowl.