Make Your Own Infused Oils

Learn how to make infused oils from your garden for beauty, health and culinary uses.

Make Your Own Infused Oils

Learn how to make your own infused oils with plants from your garden.

Gather Your Supplies

You will need:

dried plants

Mason jars

extra virgin olive oil

strainer or cheesecloth

light-resistant glass jars.

Select Your Plants

Here I added a few tablespoons of dried lavender and rose petals are added to the bottom of a glass Mason jar.

Top With Oil

Add enough oil to cover your lavender and rose petals. Let it steep for a few days.

Filter the Oil

Pour the mixture through a strainer to remove the spent plant products. Return the strained olive oil back to the Mason jar and add more dried lavender and rose petals. Let it steep and then strain it. Repeat this process until you have reached the desired potency of your infused oil. This cold process of extraction can take a couple of weeks.

Fill the Vials

Once you have reached the desired concentration, add the oil to your storage container.

Keep the Light Out

Store your infused oils in colored glass jars—which filters light out and prevents the oils from denaturing—until ready for use.

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