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Post by Sonshine on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:26 am

Infused oils are easy to make and good to have on hand. Simply combine herbs, chosen for the condition they'll treat, in a heavy, non-reactive pan. (no aluminum or cast iron) Cover the herbs with extra virgin olive oil and heat on the lowest possible setting for 30 minutes. Then pour the oil and plant matter into a jar that seals tightly and steep for 2 weeks, shaking daily. Strain the oil and put into clean jars.

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Post by PATRICE IN IL on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:37 am

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Post by joyfulmama on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:44 am

I like to do cold pressed infusions. I add my herbs to the oils and just put in the window sill for a week or so.

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Post by Sonshine on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:46 am

That's good to know about the cold pressed infusions. I'm a newbie to all of this, so it's really good to have someone with some experience here.

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Post by joyfulmama on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:49 am

I am so glad to be here. Thanks for having me. I made calendula oil recently. Use it on scars and as a moisturizer.. Did you know that pure olive oil will remove eye make up- no need for make up remover. It is the best eye make up remover out there.

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Post by Sonshine on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:55 am

I actually did know about the olive oil. Part of my ministry was doing gospel clowning and it's what I used to remove the clown make up.

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Post by joyfulmama on Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:23 pm

awesome!

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Post by Cie J on Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:25 am


Hi Sonshine and joyful, I was wondering about bacteria in the cold pressed infusions. Is it a danger? How to you ensure the safety of these oils? I have always been hesitant to try but would love to do both oils and vinegars.

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Post by Sonshine on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:03 am

Vinegars will last just about forever. Oils will eventually go rancid, so it's best to find out the shelf life of the oil you choose.

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Post by backtotheland on Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:50 pm

Sonshine, when you do the vinegar do you heat the vinegar first? An friend did some last summer with rasberries and blueberries. One she did heat the vinegar and the other batch she didn't. I'm just wondering because I would like to do some for possible Christmas gifts. Do you think there is time enough or should I wait until next year?

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Post by Sonshine on Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:54 am

With vinegar it just depends on your preference. Heating it is faster, but it also breaks down whatever you're heating in it. So if you want to leave the berries in the vinegar for the looks you should probably either do it without heating, or, strain after heating then add some extra berries for looks.

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Post by backtotheland on Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:50 pm

Thank you so much. What is the best vinegar to use for infusing?

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Post by Sonshine on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:07 am

Again, it would depend on your personal preference and what you are infusing it with. Apple cider vinegar goes well with fruit, IMO, but some prefer a plain white vinegar. Experiment to find what goes well with what. Smile

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Post by backtotheland on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks Sonshine. I see some flavored vinegar in the future for Christmas presents. Do you do oils the same say and is olive oil the best to use?

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Post by Sonshine on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:00 pm

I like using olive oil because it tends to be a lighter oil. I've only done a cold infusion with oils, so don't really know how to do a heated infusion, but would imagine it would be similar.

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Post by 12acrehome on Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:55 pm

Cie J wrote:
Hi Sonshine and joyful, I was wondering about bacteria in the cold pressed infusions. Is it a danger? How to you ensure the safety of these oils? I have always been hesitant to try but would love to do both oils and vinegars.

bacteria is killed at 168 degrees F (recognize that temp? you should. it is the safe cooked meat temp for all meats). My method is to use only extra virgin olive oil heated in a double boiler until the oil is about 175 degrees, with the herbs already added. I use the boiler method to keep from scorching the oil.


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Post by backtotheland on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:08 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm definitely going to try some of these for Christmas presents.

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