Follow this Step-by-Step Guide to Make Your own Herb-Infused Oil
Posted on June 27 2022
ongroMastering the art of making herb-infused oil will allow you to enjoy the benefits of the various ingredients you can choose to add into your blend. These can be used to achieve a wide range of purposes ranging from cooking to skincare. There are a host of herbs you can experiment with as well as many different ways to use the derived oil!
How to Make Multipurpose Oils
Some popular ingredients for making multipurpose oils include cayenne pepper, oregano, garlic, ginger and your choice of dry herb. Experts recommend using dry herbs to inhibit bacterial and mold growth which reduces the likelihood of getting botulism poisoning. Carrier oils you can opt for include olive, grape seed, coconut and avocado oil. One of the most popular techniques is double boiler infusion, which goes as follows:
Ingredients You will Need
- A small or large botanical infuser, depending on how much oil you are planning to make
- Carrier oils of your choice
- Fit-for-purpose storage jars – if you are living with young children or pets, you may wish to opt for a child-resistant storage jarAlex Melen
- Dried herbs of your choice
Steps for Infusing Oil
- First, place the oil and herbs into your botanical infuser.
- Next, set the temperature between 120- and 140-degrees Fahrenheit. Press the 1-hour time button to start the infusion process.
- Once the infusion process is complete, use the dishwasher-safe mesh bags to strain and decant your mixture. You will want to squeeze the bag firmly to remove as much oil from the herbs as you can.
- As a final step, place the oil inside a dark-colored storage jar that has been dried and sterilized since its last use. To slow down oxidation, you may wish to consider adding a few droplets of vitamin oil into each jar.
- Make sure you have labelled everything properly before storing your jars in a cool and dark location.
Best Practices to Keep in Mind
For the best results, you will always want to stick to using the highest quality herbs. You may choose to stick to a single herb for the oil or you may blend multiple herbs to produce a specific formula – the options are endless! The reason you always want to use sterilized jars with airtight lids is to ensure that mold or bacteria does not get the chance to grow. It also prevents the ingredients from turning rancid. Colored glass is preferable since it minimizes light exposure to your herb-infused oil, which can cause rapid degradation.
Get Your Botanical Infuser from ONGROK
Discover the ease of making your own infused oils with our botanical infuser from ONGROK today. With our botanical infuser, it is easy for you to derive butter and oils from the herbs of your choice. It has a blade made of industrial stainless steel, temperature control of laboratory standard, and an easy-to-use design. Give it just one hour and your herbs will be transformed into high-quality oil!