Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rose herbal oil

So there are many way to make an herbal oil. But, you really only need three things: a carrier oil, the herb and crock pot. You can add a fourth which is cheesecloth.

To make the herbal oil get a good cooking grade herbal oil, like grape seed oil, sunflower oil or the like. Something with out it own scent. So while you could use olive oil, it would over power the herb. It might also not smell that great with the herb that you are working with.

The ratio I was given that tens to work for most herbs is 1/4 of an ounce to 4 fluid ounces of oil. This should be enough herb to cover the surface of the oil. put these two items in to a crock pot and turn it on low. If you have cheese cloth wait and secure your herb in the cloth. Make a small bag and tie it close so none of the herb get out. Then walk away for four to eight hours. Now if you  used the cheese cloth lift it out with a clean spoon and press gently against the side of the pot to extra the oil that is in it. The pour the oil in to a clean, sterile jars.

If you did not have cheese cloth that is okay, there is just a little more work. Strain the oil through a sieve or remove all particles with a slotted spoon. Once this is done then store in a clean jars away from sunlight.

This oil can be use for massage, one the face or body and even the hair. It also can be used in a oil burner or reed diffuser . It should impart a wonderful scent.

Have a berry orange day,

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