Tuesday, January 15, 2008

How to Make A Cold Oil Infusion


Herbs can contain oils that can be used medicinally but these oils can be lost or destroyed if made with a hot oil infusion. To protect the healing oils in these herbs, use need to do this by making a cold oil infusion with them.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need

  • 9 oz Dried Herb OR 1 1/4 lb Fresh Herb
  • 2 c Vegetable Oil



Step One

Put herbs in a large jar and pack them tightly. Cover with your oil. Seal tightly and put in a sunny location for 2-6 weeks depending on desired strength.

Step Two

Pour slowly through a jelly bag or cheesecloth into a clean jar. Be sure you allow oil to filter completely through bag or cloth. Squeeze oil from bag, extracting as much as you can.

Step Three

Pour oil into small dark, clean bottles and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dry location.

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