Have you heard of infused oils? If you love to cook, you’ve probably used them before. Infused oils are a common way to transfer the flavor and aroma from a fresh herb or spice to the oil. Since the herbs’ essence was transferred to the oil, it can last longer than the actual plant, which can dry easily.
In aromatherapy, infused oils are a popular way to make soaps or lotions. For this recipe, we will use infused oil to help heal your wounds. Calendula Flower is the key ingredient that makes this recipe effective.
What I Love About This Solar Infused Oil Recipe
Hi! Katie here, certified aromatherapist and creator of our Essential Oil Recipe Box, which includes this recipe this month.
What I love about infused oils is that they’re another way to add the beneficial properties of a plant to an oil. This oil can be used by itself to help heal wounds, soothe burns, and ease insect bites. You can also use it to replace a carrier oil in a recipe like the burn salve in this month’s box. Dual purpose for the win!
What’s in This Solar Infused Oil Recipe
These dried flowers do the magic. Calendula Flowers are so helpful in so many ways. They help heal wounds and repair damaged tissue. They also work to heal inflamed and cracked skin, burns, and insect bites.
If you are a breastfeeding mom and get cracked nipples, these flowers can also help you out. Don’t worry, they’re non toxic to babies.
Avocado Oil or Other Carrier Oil
A carrier oil is used to dilute the essential oils, making sure this recipe is safe to apply on your skin. It is also antibacterial and anti inflammatory.
A Clear, Sealable Jar
The purpose of using a clear jar for this recipe is to allow the sun to penetrate for solar infusion.
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
This recipe can be used for kids ages 2+.
This recipe can be used with cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
This recipe can be used with dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
Never ingest any essential oil even if it’s regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Calendula Solar Infused Oil Recipe
Calendula Solar Infused Oil
Time: 2-3 weeks
Est. Shelf Life: 1 year
0.1 oz Dried Calendula Flowers
3/4 cup (approx.) Avocado Oil or Other Carrier Oil
Cheese Cloth or Fine Mesh Sieve
6-8 oz Clear, Airtight Jar
- Lightly pack flowers into the bottom of the jar.
- Cover flowers with carrier oil until there’s about 1 inch of oil above the flowers.
- Seal jar and place in a sunny window. Let sit for 2-3 weeks, shaking the mixture daily.
- If the jar is not airtight, some oil may evaporate. If this happens, add more oil to the infusion.
- Once the oil is infused, remove plant material by pouring the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth into a sealable container. Discard flowers.
- To use, apply this oil to burns, slow healing wounds, and insect bites. Or use it as a carrier oil in other recipes such as the burn salve in this month’s box. Store in a sealable container.
It’s Summertime! Make The Most of It
Take advantage of the season and make your own infused oils. You can also use other ingredients that have similar benefits. Infused oil ideas are endless! Let us know which one you like the most and what you think of our solar infused oil recipe.
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