Infused oils - homemade recipes

Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Registered Users Posts: 626
Hey Ladies just wondering if anyone is infusing thier oils and what herbs thier using?


I tired olive oil but the smell was not good so I use grapseed oil for most infusions now.

Also I like to add lavender buds to all of them for the smell.

hibiscus
calendula
lavender

horestail
nettle
comfrey leaf
lavender
are my best so far, how about you?
3c, fine, porous,MBL
Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix

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  • belasunabelasuna Registered Users Posts: 599
    Hey Ladies just wondering if anyone is infusing thier oils and what herbs thier using?


    I tired olive oil but the smell was not good so I use grapseed oil for most infusions now.

    Also I like to add lavender buds to all of them for the smell.

    hibiscus
    calendula
    lavender

    horestail
    nettle
    comfrey leaf
    lavender
    are my best so far, how about you?

    Can you explain how you make your infusions and how long do they last. TIA.
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  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Registered Users Posts: 626
    Sure,

    I fill a 4oz glass jar with the herbs, then put in the oil til the herbs are fully covered and the jar is full.

    Then put the open jar in a pot full of water, put the burner on the lowest setting for 6 hr. After I put the cap on, shake it up and place in a dry cool place for 2 weeks, and shake it up everyday.

    You can use a crockpot depending on your jar size.

    After the 2 weeks I strain the oil and use it; or for a stronger infusion, I strain the oil, add new herbs, and start over with the same oil.

    I add Vit E or Tea Tree oil to help preserve, & sometimes add EOs or Fragrance oil to the finish product.

    Grape Seed Oil has worked the best so far, I'm trying out safflower oil next.

    I only like to make small batches, 4oz max, cuz I can use them up way before the can go bad.

    I hope this helps. If you try it please let me know how it turned out :o)
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • belasunabelasuna Registered Users Posts: 599
    Thanks again. I totally want to try this out. I am assuming I can use the refined oils (safflower and grapeseed) they sell in the supermaket for cooking.
    ~belasuna :angel1:
    3a/b, very dry, fine/med-coarse, high porosity
    CG since 7/27/09
    Bella Curl Products
    CW: protein free-cleansing creme
    CO: protein free MRcondish
    Styler: FSG + protein free LI Elixir, Gellie, Shine & Seal Serum
    Lady of Elixir, Keeper of the Secret Blend, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Registered Users Posts: 626
    Yes, they are great to seal. One extra thing before you put the oils in the jar rough them up a bit, crush or crumble them with your fingers, it helps get more out of them
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • EmberCelesteEmberCeleste Registered Users Posts: 16
    I've recently been reading a lot on infusing oil and found these pages helpful. Hope they might be helpful to others as well. :)

    http://www.henriettesherbal.com/faqs/medi-4-3-oil.html

    http://allnaturalbeauty.us/ani16.htm
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  • empressriempressri Registered Users Posts: 4,812
    Can you smell the lavender in your infusions? I used them for antiseptic purposes but I can't really smell anything. Bought lavender extract for scent purposes.
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  • Curly_JammyCurly_Jammy Registered Users Posts: 626
    empressri wrote: »
    Can you smell the lavender in your infusions? I used them for antiseptic purposes but I can't really smell anything. Bought lavender extract for scent purposes.

    I usually add 2tbs or so as the last item in my 4oz oil mix and its the first sent that hits my nose. I use grape seed oil too, which is orderless.

    Hope that helps :)
    3c, fine, porous,MBL
    Pre: EVCO Poo: GTTT DC:AO GPB, TJ Nourish Spa+EVOO
    LI: Cantu Shea butter LI, YesToCarrots,(AVJ+H2O) Spritz
    Style: AVG, Eco Seal: Qp Mango & Olive oil, Shea AloeMix
  • taltaltaltal Registered Users Posts: 614
    Hey Ladies just wondering if anyone is infusing thier oils and what herbs thier using?


    I tired olive oil but the smell was not good so I use grapseed oil for most infusions now.

    Also I like to add lavender buds to all of them for the smell.

    hibiscus
    calendula
    lavender

    horestail
    nettle
    comfrey leaf
    lavender
    are my best so far, how about you?


    Try fresh rosemary, very good for the hair and scalp.

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