How I Infuse My Herbs in Oil
Balanced Blessings Everyone!
One of my favorite ways to use my herbs is to infuse them in carrier oils. Herbal oils are not as strong as essential oils but they have many of the same beneficial properties and are safer for children and pets. I like to use these more than essential oils because they are not as concentrated or as expensive! Not only that but you can’t find essential oils for a lot of great herbs and you may need ways to incorporate their benefits into your homemade items!
There is no limit to what herbs you can infuse and what you can use these oils for. In this blog post I am going to show you how I infuse my herbs using the folks method (meaning no measurements, just feelings and intuition).
- – Jars
- – Chop Stick
- – Strainer
- – Bowls
- – Measurement Cup
- – Notebook and Pens
- – Books or Internet for References
- – Carrier Oil of Choice
- – Herbs of Choice
Step One: Bless Your Space
This is the most important step! Within this time you want to make sure you set up and get everything in order.
Clean Up Your Workspace – Make sure you have a nice space to work and that it is CLEAN and free of clutter.
Grab Material – You want to make sure you have everything you need right in front of you! Nothing is more annoying than having to run back and forth looking for things. What I like to do is grab a laundry basket and go from room to room grabbing what I need. This saves me time and a headache.
Cleanse Your Space – Now that you have everything you want to make sure to CLEANSE your space. Take this time to set the mood for what you’re making. Play some good music, light up an incense, get in a good mood yourself! I like to smudge my areas and then make sure that I am mentally good. I never make anything if I am in a bad mood or angry.
Now if you have just dried herbs like I do, you will need to garble your herbs! If you have herbs that are already ready to go skip this step!
Step Three: Choose Carrier Oil
Finding carrier oils is a very important step! You want to experiment with them to find what works best for you. I personally love Sunflower Seed Oil and Avocado Oil! There are plenty of reasons I like these oils. I will do an article going into more detail about Carrier Oils and their different properties.
Step Four: Get Recipe
If you are making your oils as a large batch to have around for just in case you can step. If you know you need a certain amount of oil as an end product and would still like to use folks method you can weigh out how much oils is needed as the end result. I knew I needed a certain amount of outcome oil so I weighed this out before.
Step 5: Add Oils and Herbs
Stuff your herbs and oils into a jar and use a chop stick to get out any air bubbles! Make sure your herbs are covered.
Step 6: Label Your Jars and Let Sit for 2-4 Weeks
You always want to label your jars with what herbs are in there and also when you made the oils. You want them to sit for 2 to 4 weeks. There are many ways you can let your herbs sit. I like to place mine in a cool dark area.
Step 7: When It’s Time to Strain
It’s very easy to strain your herbs and store them after they have set! Once you do that you are good to go!
If you would like to see my video on my doing this here’s the link!
Thank you so much and if you have any questions or concerns let me know!!