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Calendula Infused Oil

Learn all about solar infused calendula oil, its uses and properties, and how to make soothing and healing calendula infused oil right at home! This natural DIY recipe could not be any easier!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Infusion Time: 28 d
Total Time: 28 d 10 mins
Author: Kristen Wood
Cost: $5.00

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Instructions

  • In a clean jar, place the calendula blossoms.
  • Pour the carrier oil of your choice over the flowers until they are covered by at least one inch of oil.
  • Screw the lid on tightly and place in warm and sunny location to infuse for at least 4 weeks (but up to several months). Give the jar a shake every few days.
  • When your solar infusion is complete, strain the blossoms from the oil. I like to use a fine mesh strainer over a stainless steel mixing bowl. Press the blossoms into the strainer using a spatula to ensure you've squeezed as much of the healing oil from the flowers as much as you can. You can then funnel the oil into the storage container of your choice.
  • Store the oil in a cool dry place (or the refrigerator) for up to 2 years.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Traditionally, an oil infusion is made with 1 part dried plant matter to 5 or 10 parts oil (by weight). However, covering the plant matter by at least one-inch of oil is usually more than sufficient and effective.
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