It is a simple process of infusing flowers, herbs or spices into an oil by heating or letting it sit in a sunny spot so that the volatile oils can transfer into the carrier oil. I will show you how I make them in this instructable.
Step 1: Materials:
- Oil (I will discuss the different types to use in Steps 2 and 5)
- Herbs, spices, flowers
- Clean, dry glass jars
- Clean decorative glass containers
- Coffee filters, cheesecloth, sieve
- Hot plate/double boiler or pan/skillet
- Mortar and pestle
- Sunny windowsill
As you will see in the following steps a wide assortment of flowers, herbs and spices can be used in making infused oils. Since you will ingesting or putting these oils on your body I would recommend using organic material if you can. Better still if you can grow them in your garden, you can control what goes on the plants as well as save yourself a lot of money too. Even a little potted herb plant on your windowsill will do.