How to make Rosemary Infused Oil
Mar 07, 2020 - Nida -
Rosemary has long been known to stimulate the conscious mind, keeping one alert and calm. Herbal healers have also used rosemary since ancient times to help relieve a plethora of ailments, including arthritis, headaches, muscle spasms, and cold and flu symptoms. It also soothes itchy skin, conditions the hair and scalp, and is beneficial in the treatment of cellulite. Using the infusion of this herb in your blends is more beneficial as it is made by you. Instead of using its essential oil which is more potent, this infusion is more safe for everyday.
- 1/2 cup rosemary (use fresh or dried)
- 8 ounces jojoba oil
- 4 vitamin E capsules
Start a double boiler on medium heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer. Place the rosemary into the pan. Pour in the jojoba oil, saturating the rosemary. Cover and simmer on low heat for 1 hour. Check back every 20 minutes or so to make sure there is enough water in the double boiler. Remove from heat, take the top pot off the double boiler, wipe dry with a towel, and let cool. Strain the herb from the oil into an 8- ounce Mason jar or bottle. Pierce the vitamin E capsules and squeeze the liquid out into the bottle, discarding the gel caps. Place cap on tightly and shake well to blend.
Store this oil in dark and cool place. It can be used up to 2 years, or longer if kept in the fridge. This infusion can be used as it is for massage or bathing, or as a body oil. Apart from that you can use it in your blends or recipes which ask for rosemary oil like oil cleanser for clogged pores.