Preparing Infused Herbal Oils

To infuse herbs into the oil you will need a stainless steel or enamel pot, make sure that the enamel pot has no chips in the pan. Use 1/4 to 3/4 cup of whole herbs for 16 oz. of oil, this again is really according to how strong you want the herbs to be in the soap, ointment or cream oor spray. You can use more if you like.

Equipment needed:

The Double Boiler works very well because the oils come out with a wonderful herbal aroma instead of the burnt herb smell that happens when using high temperatures. Direct Heat and the Crock Pot also works, but has to be monitored as the temperature can very greatly.

To strain them, warm the herbed oil just a bit, just till they are a little warmer then room temp.

This gives a colored oil, light or dark, according to how much and what herbs are used.

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