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Calendula Oil

There are several ways to make an infused herbal oil. This is the method I use, but I have also included instructions for the quick method, which will work well if you are pressed for time.
Author Andrea Sabean

Ingredients

Instructions

Andrea's method...

  1. Fill a jar with dried flowers. (I used dried flowers over fresh to reduce the risk of spoilage.)
  2. Pour olive oil over the flowers until the jar is almost full.
  3. Put the lid on and store for 3 to 6 weeks, shaking the jar periodically. (The longer it sits, the more potent your oil will be.)
  4. Strain the oil and use.

Quicker method...

  1. Combine the above ingredients in the top of a double boiler and heat over a very low simmer for several hours, stirring occasionally. 

  2. Strain the oil and use.