Oils infused with herbs. For carrier oils and ingredients, view Carrier Ingredients
Fill jar 3/4 way full with herbs
Top off with oil, within 1/4" from top of jar
Let sit in sunny spot for 3-4 weeks
Strain and put in air-tight container.
From: Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide by Rosemary Gladstar
Prep time: 3-8 months
Shelf life: Year
Uses: Rashes, eczema, cosmetics
calendula buds, dried
olive oil (for medicinal) or grapeseed, almond, or apricot kernel oil (for cosmetic)
Fill glass quart jar three-quarters full with calendula buds. Fill the jar to within an inch of the top with oil of choice. Place the jar in a warm spot (near a sunny window is fine) and let sit for 3-4 weeks.
Strain and pour into a glass jar or bottle. Store in a cool, dark location, where it will keep for a year. Can be refrigerated.
Variation For double-strength: When straining, add a fresh batch of calendula buds to the oil and let it infuse for 3-4 more weeks.
Apply to skin for rashes, eczema, or swollen lymph glands. Good for massage oil or for any cosmetic recipe that calls for oil.
Prep time: 3-4 weeks
Shelf life: Year
Uses: For anti-inflammation and calming skin issues
Warnings: For external use only
Clean glass quart jar
2 parts dried rosemary
1 part dried violet leaves
Fill glass quart jar halfway with rosemary. Add violet leaves until jar is three-quarters full. Fill the jar to within an inch of the top with apricot oil. Make sure oil covers all the dried herbs; herbs exposed to air will grow mold and you’ll have to toss the whole infusion out. Place the jar in a sunny spot and let sit for 3-4 weeks.
After 3-4 weeks strain and pour into a glass jar or bottle. Store in a cool, dark location.
Variation Use portion of the oil to make a salt rub or skin balm.
Apply to dry skin. Good for massage oil.
Rosemary: Anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, relieves stress.
Violet leaves: Anti-inflammatory, helps skin irritations.
Edible, so it is is Medicinal Food