This super easy herb oil takes very little effort, yet has healthy and great benefits.
- 1 handful on basil leaves, bruised
- organic oil (I use organic extra virgin olive oil)
- Gather a handful of basil and place in a glass jar. bruise the leaves a bit to bring out the aroma and oils. add a good quality light oil. I like organic extra virgin olive oil. Use enough oil to cover basil. Place sealed jar (and label it)in a dark place on your counter or cabinet for about 5-6weeks. Strain the herb - oil mixture into a glass. You can use cheese cloth or coffee filter (I prick tiny holes in it to allow better drainage) and strain into another clean glass jar. Have a lid that seals tightly and keep oil in a dark place. I make small batches, so it gets used up quickly. But rule of thumb. Shelf life is good for a year (note: sometimes with a high moisture plant, I let it sit out for a day to dry before making herb oil, as mold likes moisture).