Making herb infused oils is an easy way to enhance your health and cooking. I love making my own skin care creams, salves, and serums using herb infused oil. It’s also a wonderful way to get the amazing medicinal benefits of herbs in your recipes. Making herb infused oils is an easy way to enhance your health and cooking. I love making my own skin care creams, salves, and serums using herb infused oil. It’s also a wonderful way to get the amazing medicinal benefits of herbs in your recipes. My personal preference is a good quality olive oil. It has natural antioxidants and anti-viral properties, making it great for an infused face oil or any salve if you will.
An herbal infused magical oil has an oil base and is infused with various dried herbs over a period of time (usually 2-4 weeks). Once the infusion period is complete, the herbs are filtered or strained out of the oil.
Slow and low heat infusion is key to making the perfect herb infused oil.Patience is key here and you have to make sure to always keep the temperature in your double boiler below 70C to prevent the oil from losing its natural properties.You can always go the easy route and throw this in a crockpot for 8hrs. Use heat proof glass or metal containers only , ones that don’t alter the constituents or react in anyway. We want to make sure that we are always maintaining a clean and hygienic environment for the oils to steep in.Check which oil you are using, heat sensitive oils and all essential oils must only be added at the end and never ever put on heat.
- Dried Flowers and herbs (4 oz)
- Jojoba Oil/ Olive Oil/Grape-seed Oil (2oz) , perfect carrier oils
- Sweet Almond Oil(0.5 oz)
- Chia Seed Oil( 0.5 oz)
- Rose hip Oil (1 oz) ( heat sensitive , add it at the end)
- Vitamin E extract(0.1oz)
- Essential Oils- Frankincense, Rose, Bergamot, Sweet orange(3-5 drops)
- Sanitised Glass Jars( heat resistant)
- Tinted Glass bottles with dropper( Amber, blue , this prevents sunlight and any damage to the oil)
- Double Boiler/Crockpot
- Nut Milk Bag or Fine Cheese Cloth
- Small Funnel
Again you can customise the oil blend as you please, this is just a guideline to help you get started with your own personal apothecary at home. Most of these herbs are easily available at grocery stores even farmers market and are fairly inexpensive to purchase.
Dried flowers and Beauty herbs that I prefer
- Rose, natural astringent to tighten the skin
- Hibiscus, vitamin C powerhouse
- Calendula, anti-bacterial, soothes skin
- Chamomile, anti-oxidant , reduces blemishes and dark spots
- Blue Lotus, radiant skin , perfect for all skin types and used by Egyptian pharaoh(works best with chamomile)
- Nettle, anti-inflammatory best to clear skin
- Yarrow, anti-aging, softens skin
Ensure you don’t add heat sensitive oils like rose-hip, all essential oils or any fragrance till after. I prefer to add vitamin E at the end after straining the herbs so as to not lose on any of the goodness that stays stuck to the petals. You will notice that dried flowers soak in a ton of oil so there is that. I will do a more detailed post on how to DIY infused oils, body butter, soaps basically everything you need to know to get started with your own herbal apothecary at home.
My philosophy when it comes to skin care is that if you can’t eat it don’t apply it to your skin.You skin is the largest organ in your body and needs the same care if not more. We custom make infused oils and various other herbal apothecary products, if you to place an order or request more information, please fill out the contact form below.All products listed here are made at home and time-tested for decades.These are you mom’s recipes passed down generation. All cosmetics here (except soap for obvious reasons) are 100% edible and safe to use for all ages.To learn more read this.
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