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How to Make Herbal Infused Oil - Cold Method

I like herbal infused oils because they are a great base for making salves, lotions and lip balms. It's nice having them on hand because the different herbs offer many options to amp up the power of homemade body products.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time14 d
2 weeks steeping time14 d
Total Time14 d 2 mins
Course: Herbal Tincture, Ingredients
Cuisine: Infused Oil
Author: Beth Ricci


  • 2 glass jars and lids
  • Quality oil of your choice my preferred oil is olive
  • Fresh herbs


  • Harvest your herbs.
  • Clean the sand, dirt and extra little critters from the herbs.
  • Allow to set out over night to wilt (this helps reduce the water content so it doesn't spoil).
  • Pack the herbs tightly in the jar, at least 1/2- 3/4 full.
  • Cover the herbs with oil and place lid on jar.
  • Allow oil to steep in the sun for about two weeks.
  • Strain herbs through a cheese cloth into clean jar.
  • Put lid on the jar and LABEL (this is really important because it is so easy to forget which oil is which!)