You can use herbal infused oils to create lip balms, salves, soaps, shampoo's, serums, message oils and more!
An infused oil consists of a carrier oil that has been permeated with one or more herbs and or flowers. The benefit to using an infused oil as opposed to a plain carrier oil is that the infused oil will contain the properties of both the carrier oil and the herbs that were infused into the oil.
Some plants do not have much essential oil contained in them, and in those cases, it is rare or impossible to commercially find an essential oil for that plant species…and if you do it could cost you some serious money!
New Soap Recipe! Sun Kissed Dandelions infused in Coconut Oil
Method #1 Sun Kissed - the most economical and natural way to infuse
Want to speed up the process? Try Method #2 - Crock Pot Infusing
Follow steps 1-3 but instead of a quart jars use pints.
'Hemp Muscle Rub'
Cannabis leaf, flower and root, cleaver, arnica, comfrey, devil's claw, elder, yarrow and plaintain patiently infusing in a hemp and argan oil blend.
There is a wide variety of herbs used for medicinal reasons, do your research and experiment! As always, try to use organic or wild crafted items. Below you find a list of some of my person favorite items to infuse.
Arnica– Muscle aches, bumps and bruises.
Calendula–Ridiculously soothing and is suitable for sensitive skin and for babies.
Cannabis- Lovely for aches and pains, muscle soothing.
Cedar Tips – Minor skin irritations.
Chickweed – Wonderfully soothing for minor skin irritations and bug bites.
Comfrey – Deeply penetrating and traditionally used as a topical oil or as an ingredient in salve.
Dandelion- Not just a weed!Known to help with fungal infections. itches, ringworm, eczema.
Elder Flower- The most common uses are for colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory disturbances.
Goldenseal– Use for minor cuts and abrasions.
Hops- Used for relaxation and sleep aid, acne, hair repair.
Lavender- Anxiety, stress and helps promote healthy sleeping patterns. Known to help heel cuts and protect from infections.
Nettle- Perfect for muscle aches and pains, oily scalp, oily hair, and hair loss.
Peppermint – Great for massaging into sore muscles and sinus issues.
Plantain – Soothes and helps speed the recovery of damaged skin, blisters, and insect bites. Lovely in lip balms!
Rosemary– A stimulating oil for hair treatments, sore muscles, or even for culinary use.
St. John's Wort – Use topically for bruises, bee stings, scrapes and even diaper rashes.
Thyme– Used externally for cuts and scrapes, and it is great for sore muscles.
Yarrow – Used for cuts, scraps, and minor rashes.
Many different carrier oils may be used depending on the beneficial properties you are seeking, but Coconut, Jojoba and Oilve oil are lovely choices because they have a long shelf life and are suitable for a variety of applications. Feel free to venture out and try others; Apricot oil, Hemp oil, Argan Oil or Primrose!
Time to infuse some oils, please remember to always pick responsibly and protect our environment and wildlife....and above all HAVE FUN!
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