With the season of the virus here, we have decided to show you how we make a simple herbal infused balm that is soothing, cooling and healing.
Coming from a society that consistently is told to take a pill, we do the opposite. We lean towards natural ingredients to help us recover.
Our headache herbal infusion is made with rose, chamomile, lavender, and star anise.
Rose and chamomile - for calming and soothing
Lavender - to help you relax and sleep
Star Anise - rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C, star anise is effective in easing sore throats and colds. Its antifungal and antibacterial abilities can keep you away from flu and other viral infections in this season.
This herbal and spice infusion smells floral with a hint of sweet spice.
How to infuse oil:
The main thing to remember when you are infusing is that the herbs, flowers, and spices have to be dry. If they are not dry, the bacteria will start multiplying and you will notice that the infused oil has turned cloudy.
Our basic infusion recipe ratio is:
25% Herbs/ Flowers/ Spices
74% Sunflower/ Sweet Almond Oil/ Apricot Kernel Oil
1% Vitamin E
Vitamin E is an antioxidant and it keeps the oil from going rancid. So its a must in any recipe that contains oil. Remember that Vitamin E is added after the oil has cooled down.
You can either infuse by mixing the dry ingredients and oil in a glass bottle for 2 weeks on a window sill. Shake it every day to enhance the infusion. Or you can mix the two ingredients in a slow cooker overnight on low heat. This is my preferred method. I’m generally too impatient to wait weeks for something to be ready, but seeing the pretty herbs on the windowsill was such a treat each day. Once the oil has cooled down you can add your vitamin E and store it in an airtight bottle for up to a year.
Whenever a recipe calls for a soothing healing oil, you have something amazing ready to use.
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