Super Easy Make It Yourself Herb Oil

Super Easy make it yourself herb oil

Super Easy make it yourself herb oilThe benefits of basil are so awesome that I had to incorporate it with my essential oil collection.  Not only does basil tastes great and the flavor just lifts your mood, but the health benefits…you’ll want to make it also.

Benefits

You can buy basil essential oil and use it on foods and topically (just make sure it is from a reputable company), or you can make it with the basil you grew in your garden.

Here are some great benefits basil essential oil has:

  • it’s antibacterial and antifungal
  • used as an air freshener
  • add to your toothpaste or mouthwash
  • mood lifter
  • helps digestion
  • helps kick stress and anxiety

Make Your Own

It’s super simple to make your own basil oil infusion. It’s a little different than essential oil (usually used by distillation).  When you make your own basil oil, you know you can use it on your food and topically.  So grab some of your great basil from the garden and start infusing!    See recipe below.

Pick basil, bruise leaves to bring out its oil and aroma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After 5-6weeks, use cheesecloth or filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strain in a glass jar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super Easy Make-It-Yourself Herb Oil

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Ingredients

  • 1 handful on basil leaves, bruised
  • organic oil (I use organic extra virgin olive oil)

Instructions

  1. 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).

 

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