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DIY Herbal Infused Oils

The first thing you need to make an infused oil is dried herbs. It is very important that the herbs are totally dry before you combine them with oil, as they can cause rancidity. Many different types of herbs work well for making infused oils, especially lavender, rosemary, calendula, plantain, yarrow, comfrey, and mullein. If you don’t already have your own dried herbs, Mountain Rose Herbs and Monterey Spice Company both have a great selection of medicinal herbs to choose from.

Next you will need to choose the oil that you want to use. I usually use a high quality, light olive oil, but there are many types of carrier oils that you can choose from. I generally avoid Grapeseed oil because it has the shortest shelf life.

Once you have those two simple ingredients, there are several ways of making infused herbal oils. The first one is probably the easiest, but it does take the most time. Simply put the dried herbs of your choice into a jar and cover them with oil.

Stir the mixture gently with a spoon to get as many of the air bubbles out as possible.

Then put in a sunny windowsill for 4 to 6 weeks to steep.