Making Your Own Infused Oil

Why pay a lot for premade massage oils or other infused oils when you can create a lovely version at home for just a few bucks? Making your own also gives you the opportunity to set your intention before creating it, thus charging it up with even more than herbs.

All you have to do is add about 8 ounces of extra virgin olive oil and 2 ounces of dried flower petals or herbs (do your research to make sure nothing is toxic!) to your slow cooker and heat on a very low setting. Dried lavender or calendula works well for this. Infused oil must be gently heated, so it is essential that you use a slow cooker that has a very low setting. Warm the oil for about two hours, and then strain it well (I like to use an all natural unbleached cheesecloth) to remove all the herb or flower particles.

Allow it to cool, then use it as a moisturizer or massage oil. Don’t worry if your first batch doesn’t turn out as you planned. You can always use it as a wood furniture polish!

*note of caution, if you use fresh rather than dried, you might have mold in a few days and it will go rancid sooner.

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One Response to Making Your Own Infused Oil

  1. Clara says:

    This is very true. Infusing an oil is one of the easiest things to do and manufacturers charge a small fortune for infused oils.

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