aromatherapy herb uses
This is a simple way to make infused oils. As a variation on this process, you can add a whole dried stem of basil or thyme, together with other seasonings, like sea salt and crushed pepper flakes, to a bottle of olive oil to get an aromatic mix that will look great on an open shelf and taste even better on your salad. You can even take this a step further and seal the bottle with colorful wax for a fancier look.
Infused oils can be used in salves, creams, and other topical products. In this case I used mint, but other medicinal dried herbs can be used ( a few examples – calendula, saint john’s wort, basil, thyme, etc.). Make sure that all containers you use are clean and completely dry.
|Pick off only the leaves from the dried up mint stems.||Crush them into a powder.||Pour the content into a clean, dry jar.||Add a good quality oil (I prefer the ones without a strong flavor).|
|After 10 minutes check the jar and add more oil if needed to cover the plant material.||Cover with a coffee filter or clean cheese cloth and leave in a sunny window for at least 10 days.||Strain through a filter or cheesecloth.||Enjoy! Use in home made remedies.|