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PD: Herbal oils 2

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A few more different herbal oils.

Here are the herbal oil recipes of the last two days of recent product development:

E) Calendula oil
1.5 l cold-pressed organic safflower oil
102 g dried calendula flowers
Let sit on a waterbath for 1.5 hours, let cool, strain by wringing oil'n'herb through cheesecloth. They got 13.5 dl calendula oil.

So I'd told them to put in the oil first, and add the herb later, to avoid mounds of barely oily dried herb in that bowl.
Dunno what this group did, but they had a mound of dried calendula flowers in the bowl, with the oil coming up to a little more than half of it.
That's bad if you don't have any more oil to add to the herb.
It's good if you do have the oil needed to cover the herb, if you actually need that particular herbal oil.
They added more oil - it's easy to find a use for a little more calendula oil.

F) Calendula-meadowsweet oil
7 dl cold-pressed organic sesame oil
18.7 g dried calendula flowers
27 g dried meadowsweet flowers
Let sit on a waterbath for 1.5 hours, let cool, strain by wringing oil'n'herb through cheesecloth. They got 6.5 dl of their infused herbal oil.

G) Ache oil
7 dl cold-pressed organic sesame oil
40 g dried basil
11 g dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried powdered ginger
Let sit on a waterbath for 1.5 hours, let cool, strain by wringing oil'n'herb through cheesecloth. They got 5 dl of their infused herbal oil.

H) Refreshing oil
1 l cold-pressed organic safflower oil
100 g dried lanceleaf plantain
45 g dried peppermint leaf
Let sit on a waterbath for 1.5 hours, let cool, strain by wringing oil'n'herb through cheesecloth. They got 7 dl of their infused herbal oil.

I) Chickweed oil
5 dl cold-pressed organic sesame oil
100 g fresh chickweed
a pinch of sodium benzoate
Let sit on a waterbath for 1.5 hours, let cool, strain by wringing oil'n'herb through cheesecloth. They got 5.5 dl of their infused herbal oil, which included water, which is why there's more liquid than the oil they started with - and which is why the sodium benzoate.

J) Calendula - lavender oil
6 dl extra cheap clear overprocessed rapeseed oil
1 dl cold-pressed organic wheatgerm oil (for the vitamin E)
25 g dried lavender flowers
12 g dried calendula flowers
Let sit on a waterbath for 1.5 hours, let cool, strain by wringing oil'n'herb through cheesecloth. They got 6 dl of their infused herbal oil, which should go rancid as slowly as the others, cos it includes that wheatgerm oil.

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Related entries: PD: Herbal oils 1 - PD: Herbal salves 1 - PD: Herbal salves 2 - Herbs in salves - Cat: Salves

Comments

I was wondering where I could find goldenseal to make my own salve...my husband uses it constantly and it's getting expensive and time consuming to go to the herbal place in downtown Vegas. These recipes sound great...I'm thinking of making the calendula one as a possible complement to his goldenseal.

I have no idea where you'd get goldenseal. I don't use it, at all at all.



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