DIY – How to make herbal infused oil

Remember my interest in herbal infusions?

Well, this time, I decided to take it up a notch by using a mixture of herbs – Basil, Sage, and Parsley. Of course, I was excited to infuse them.

So here’s what I did.

I got an empty honey jar – improvisation, people – and a base oil.

This time, I used Sunflower Oil because of its shell life.

Next, I filled the jar with the base oil to the brim and added my desired herbs.

Then I tightened the jar and left it for a few weeks. As usual, I forgot it there.

I made sure to shake the jar repeatedly because most of the herbs had settled.

After about 8 weeks+, I sieved the oil using my white handkerchief in place of a muslin cloth. This is to prevent the particles from getting into the oil.

Voila! My herbal infused oil was ready. I was really looking forward to this because of the herbs I had used which are rich in nutrients and antioxidants.

Basil is rich in Vitamins A,C, E, K, Sodium, Calcium, Phosphate and more. It’s great for blackheads and also lightens the appearance of scars. Also, it can be used to treat dandruff and dry scalp. Basically, an all-round herb.

There’s a high amount of Vitamin C in Parsley which nourishes the skin from within to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. It also contains a high amount of copper, which helps to retain hair’s natural color. Winner if you ask me.

Sage is a traditional treatment for combating hair loss and promoting new growth.

Also remember that asides from oil infusions, these herbs can be used as hair rinses. If I have time, I’ll try to infuse them individually.

 

 

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