You can get a lot of benefits from infusing herbs into oils – which will likely prove a cheaper option than always buying essential oils. For example, if you grow herbs, such as rosemary or basil, you can use these herbs to infuse oil – or you can use dried herbs. Decide on your objectives for the oil as this will determine which oil you use – if you want to use the oil in, say, a salad dressing, you will likely want to used olive oil. If you are using the oil as a basis for lotion or body wash, you choose to use jojoba oil, apricot kernel, or similar.
This article, from Mountain Rose Blog, provides a comprehensive guide to two methods of making infused oils: Solar infused oils, which you make and leave in the sun, but which take several weeks, and a heat method, which is much quicker, but will take more care on your part!
Utilize the sun to naturally infuse oil with the goodness of herbs!
Simply infusing oil with herbs will transform them into healing, soothing, and relaxing medicinal preparations. There are several ways to infuse oils, but my favorite is the Folk or Simpler’s Method which relies upon the sun to naturally infuse the oil with the goodness and essence of herbs. You can utilize countless herbs, and listed below are some of the most popular choices. Many different organic carrier oils may be used, but Jojoba oil and Olive oil are wise choices because they have a long shelf life and are suitable for a variety of applications. You can use herbal infused oils to create massage oils, salves, lip balms, facial serums, hair treatments,body creams, soaps, and more!
Read on for suggestions on which herbs to use…