How to Make Cold Oil Infusions

Oil infusions are a popular way to make the most of your herbs from Herb Affair. Oil infusions can be done with hot oil or cold oil, and can be used in a plethora of ways – from culinary uses to cosmetics, cold-processed soap to massage oils. What’s great about oil infusions is that not only are they versatile, but they are easy to prepare and don’t require much time. Any vegetable oil will work for an infusion, but olive, sesame, almond, and canola work best. So how do you make cold oil fusions? It’s easy! Follow these simple instructions.

Ingredients to Prepare Herbal Cold Oil Infusions

3-4 C dried herbs 
4 C oil 
A large jar with a lid that seals tightly

NOTE: It is important that you use dried herbs for this; fresh herbs contain water, which could cause the oil to spoil and go rancid.

Cold Infusion Recipe

In a very large jar, combine the oil and herbs. Close the lid tightly, then place the jar on a sunny windowsill for about a month—shake or turn the jar every day to stir the blend. After about a month, strain the oil with a mesh strainer. Transfer the oil to a dark bottle and store it in a dark, cool place.

Suggested Herbs

Culinary Uses: Cayenne Pepper, Sage, Rosemary, Ginger Root - Cut.

Skin Care/ Topical Applications: Slippery Elm Bark, Calendula Flowers, Chamomile Flowers, Lavender, Oat Straw, Rooibos Red Tea, Green Tea, Hibiscus Flowers.

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