Posts tagged ‘Fats and Oils’

November 25, 2012

DIY Calendula Infused Oil

I always use dried herbs for making herbal infused oils. Using fresh herbs may ruin the oil because of the water-soluble content, especially in demulcent herbs like plantain. Oil and water don’t mix and may result in slimy spoiled oil. Use good quality carrier oil of your choice along with good quality herbs. Many people use olive oil but I prefer peach kernel and apricot kernel oil. Make sure the oil covers all the herbs to avoid spoilage.

Fill up a mason jar 1/3 the way with dried herb and pour in the oil to cover the herbs.

Screw the lid on and place in a sunny window for about 2 weeks.

Strain the herbs out of the oil and use for skin care.

Make a salve or balm or use the oil straight for healing skin quenching action.

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