Anytime I’m making an infused oil with herbs or flowers, I do it the old-fashioned way: I fill a mason jar 3/4 full with my herb or flower and then pour in an oil like olive, sweet almond, or fractionated coconut oil. My choice of oil usually depends on what I plan on making with the infusion, like eye serum, lip balm, or a nice soap additive.
When everything is in the jar, I close the lid tightly and store it in a cool dry place for about 4 to 6 weeks.
Sometimes, though, I can’t wait that long. Our baby is teething right now and one of the side effects of teething is a nasty diaper rash. Basically, I need a calendula infusion in a hurry, so that I can make my all natural diaper rash balm. Quick Cure Diaper Rash Balm | Take a Shower With Me https://lodgecreeksoapco.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/quick-cure-diaper-rash-balm/
Today I’ll be using the cheater method for a quick infusion. I’m fresh out of the actual flowers, so I used powdered calendula flower from Nature’s Garden and filled it 3/4 of the way full in a 4 ounce thoroughly clean & well dried baby food jar.
When it was thoroughly mixed, it turned into a fugly shade of brown and I hate that. If I still had the actual flower buds in stock, my mix would be a pretty golden color. But like I said, I’m in a hurry, so I’m not too concerned about what it looks like. I placed the jar with the oil and calendula combo in a pan of water and set the stove to medium low.
What about you? What types of methods do you use when you make herbal or flower infusions?