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Infused Herbal Oil

Infused Herbal Oil Recipe

Making this infused herbal oil is simple and you can use it as the base for a nice massage, in skin-soothing salves, as a delightful bath oil, and more.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Infusing Time 28 days
Total Time 28 days 10 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Katie Vance

Ingredients

US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Place herbs in a 16-ounce wide mouth mason jar.

  2. Pour in sunflower seed oil, allowing the herb matter to be completely covered.

  3. Allow any bubbles to escape, then fill to the top with oil if herb matter is not fully covered. Make sure to completely cover herbs with oil or the infusion will risk developing mold.
  4. Cap and store in a sunny window for 2-4 weeks, shaking every so often.

  5. Once the infusion has reached the desired strength, strain out herb matter into a new, clean mason jar using a cheesecloth. Be sure to squeeze all the wonderful oil out of the herbs! A little fine sediment at the bottom of your infusion is normal.
  6. Store in a cool, dry, dark place for the shelf life of the oil.

Notes

Using Your Infused Oil

Using this infusion is easy. It can be used as the base for a relaxing massage, in a skin-soothing salve, or as a delightful bath oil.

Personally, I like to use this infused oil in salves and creams as it makes a beautiful base that I can customize to any need. It would make an awesome base oil for this DIY bug bite and boo boo stick recipe.

It can be substituted for any plain carrier oil in recipes as well. The possibilities are endless!!