Herb Infused Oils


Herb Infused Oils

By:  Narda

October 12. 2021


Herb infused oils (hot oil extraction) for your ointments:

  •  You will need:
  • Small crock pot
  • 1 cups of fresh, finely chopped herbs of your choice
  • Olive oil (about 1 to 1.5 cups)
  • Sieve
  • Cheese cloth
  • One sterilized glass jar
  • 4 to 8 hours of patience

What you need to do:

  • Put your crock pot on low
  • Add chopped herbs
  • Cover with oil – just about
  • Leave pot uncovered to eliminate the moisture of the fresh herbs
  • Raise the temperature until the mixture starts bubbling, then lower again
  • Let it simmer and stir frequently until the herbs are crispy
  • Let it cool
  • Put the colander on the jar and the cheese cloth on top
  • Pour the oil with the herbs
  • Close tightly

Extra tips

  • Research carrier oils before making your choice
  • Always use high quality herbs
  • For culinary oils, use dry herbs to minimize risk of contamination
  • Consider vitamin E as a preservative for non-culinary oils
  • Sterilize your equipment to avoid harmful bacteria, mold growth and oxidization
  • Dark or colored bottles might lengthen the life of your oil
  • Always label bottles indicating date and ingredients

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