The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources
In my last post about aromatherapy blogs, I linked to eight blogs I read regularly.
I thought you might enjoy reading some excerpts from each of those blogs. There are so many wonderful voices in the aromatherapy and essential oils community, and there's always more to learn! I'm posting the first four excerpts in part one of this little series. The next ones will be in part two, later this week. I made this a two-parter, so if you actually read the whole post from each of these excerpts, you'll still have time to do something today!
Aromatherapy Article Archive
How to Make an Infused Oil
The easiest way to make an infused oil is with a crock pot with a very low heat setting. Since the infused oil must be gently heated, it is essential that your crock pot does not overheat the oil. Do not use a crock pot that only has one heat setting, as that crock pot most likely will overheat the oils. Add 2 ounces of your chosen carrier oil and 1/2 -- 2/3 ounce of dried herbs (if you use fresh herbs, double the amount of herbs used) to your spotlessly clean crock pot and stir well. Turn your crock pot to the lowest heat setting. Allow to heat on the lowest setting for two hours, stirring every 10--15 minutes (setting a timer to remind you to stir is important). After two hours, carefully strain the oil by using unbleached muslin (usually available at fabric stores). You should strain the oil at least twice. If any herbs remain in the infused oil, the oil can go rancid.
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