The summer flowers will soon be in full bloom and many of these flowers are just waiting to be of use to us. It’s the best time to learn how to infuse oil with herbs for skin at home.
Are you ready to turn your kitchen into a herbal laboratory? Get ready, as the summer flowers will soon be in bloom, and you can use them to make some of the most amazing herb-infused oils for the skin. Indeed. Because we have here for you seven herb-infused oils recipes and we want you share them with you. But first, learn how to infuse oil with herbs for skin in four simple steps. Let’s get infusing.
How to Infuse Oil With Herbs for Skin – 4 Steps
This is the easiest way to infuse oil with herbs and make your own 100% natural herb-infused oils at home. You can use these guidelines to make any herb-infused oils for the skin. Let’s get started.
- Put the ingredients (herbs and oil) in a clean and dry 150 ml/ 5.07 fl oz glass jar. Chop the freshly picked flowers or herbs and fill three-quarters of the jar (if you use dried herbs, fill 1/2 of the jar with them).
- Then pour 120 ml of olive, sunflower seed, or pumpkin seed oil over the herbs, provided it is a good quality oil (avoid canola oil). The plants must be completely covered. Mix well with a spoon and press the herbs to the bottom of the jar to incorporate and fully immerse them into the oil. This will also prevent molding.
- Seal the jar and put it in a warm place, but not in direct sunlight. In order for the active substances in herbs to fully immerse into the oil, shake the jar several times a day and mix the content from time to time.
- After 14 days, strain the oil through a thick sieve, then through a coffee filter or cheesecloth, to squeeze all the oil out. Pour the herb-infused oil thus prepared into an amber glass jar and keep it in a cool place away from light.
All the herb-infused oils recipes below are designed to make about 100 ml (3.3 oz) of infused oil, but you can half or double the recipe. Ideally, make small batches of herb-infused oils, as oils go rancid pretty quickly. As a general rule, all the herb-infused oils below have a shelf life of at least 6 months. Write the production date on the bottles, so you know when they are no longer good to use.
How to Infuse Oil With Herbs for Skin – 7 Recipes
1. Calendula Infused Oil Recipe
Soothes the skin
Calendulas have been used since the Middle Ages to heal wounds, including burns due to their antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. The calendula infused oil can be applied directly to the face, to soothe both sensitive and rough skin. To make this herb-infused oil, fill 3/4 of the jar with fresh calendula flowers, or 1/2 with dried flowers. Pour a vegetable oil of your choice on top.
2. Rosemary & Rose Petals Infused Oil Recipe
Nourishes dull hair
In summer, the sun and the wind can be your hair’s enemies, as they dry the hair and make it more brittle and frail. Rosemary infused oil strengthens the hair, makes it shiny, and highlights especially darker shades. Fill 1/4 of the jar with fresh rosemary, or 1/6 of the jar with dried rosemary. Add the same amount of rose petals. Cover them with argan oil (ideal) or one of the vegetable oils recommended above.
3. Lemon Balm, Lavender & Hops Infused Oil Recipe
Relaxing herb-infused oil
Polyphenols in hops stimulate collagen production and smooth the skin, while lavender and lemon balm calm down the nervous system, and induce a good mood. This is a perfect herb-infused oil to add to your bath water. Fill 1/4 of the jar with fresh hops flowers or 1/6 with dried ones. Add an equal amount of lemon balm flowers and the same amount of lavender flowers and cover the plants with almond oil (ideal).
4. Chamomile Infused Oil Recipe
Natural makeup removal oil
Chamomile has been praised since ancient times for its wound-healing properties. Fill up jar 3/4 of the jar with fresh chamomile flowers, or 1/2 with dried chamomile flowers. Cover with olive oil. To remove makeup, put 1-2 drops of chamomile-infused oil on a piece of cotton pad and gently remove mascara, eyeliner, or lipstick. This is an amazing makeup removal herb-infused oil.
5. Red Clover, Burdock & Rosemary Infused Oil Recipe
Soothes the scalp
The blend of red clover flowers, burdock root, and rosemary strengthens the roots of the hair, stimulates the blood supply, and soothes the scalp. These herbs also accelerate hair growth and fight off dandruff, which makes this one of the best herb-infused oils for the hair and scalp. Fill 1/4 of the jar with fresh red clover flowers, or 1/6 of the jar with dried red clover flowers. Add the same amount of fresh or dried burdock root and rosemary needles. Cover the plants with castor oil (ideal), as castor oil helps grow beautiful hair.
6. Linden Flowers & Lavender Infused Oil Recipe
Linden flowers are rich in vitamin C and manganese, which revitalize, nourish, and protect the skin. Together with lavender, it provides the perfect base for regenerating massage oil. Fill 1/4 of the jar with fresh lavender flowers, or 1/6 of the jar with dried ones. Add about 1/2 jar of fresh linden flowers or 1/4 jar of dried flowers and 10 crushed peppercorns. Pour raw sesame oil on top.
7. Geranium & Rose Petals Infused Oil Recipe
Anti-wrinkles herb-infused oil
Geraniums smooth the skin, and have antibacterial and antioxidant effects, while roses amplify their defense mechanisms and calm redness. These two flowers make a perfect duo for a beautiful and wrinkle-free complexion. Fill 1/4 of the jar with fresh red geranium flowers, or 1/6 of the jar with dried ones, and add 1/2 jar of fresh rose petals or 1/4 jar of dried ones. Cover with one of the vegetable oils recommended above. Massage 2 drops of this herb-infused oil on the cleansed face, especially in the wrinkled areas.
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Now you know how to infuse oil with herbs and make amazing natural cosmetics for your skin and body. Indeed, herb-infused oils work wonders for repairing and revitalizing skin, but also for damaged hair and they can also be used in relaxing body massages. Now you know how to make your own herbal oils at home and what to use them for. If you’ve enjoyed these simple recipes, please share this article so more people learn how to infuse oil with herbs and make natural skin care.
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