September 25, 2015

Borage Infused Oil

 

Infusing oils with dry herbs, and flowers is easy. It is pretty much the same method: dry the herbs/flowers, put in a jar, add oil, wait. Strain. Use. After doing it a few times, I’ve developed my own methodology and my own preferred oils. My method is just that. Mine. There are really no hard and fast rules. Once you try it a few times, you’ll start to develop your own method and your favourite oils. Since I usually create a larger batch of infused oil I prefer to use an oil with a longer shelf life like olive oil. Delicate oils like grapeseed are great, but are known to go rancid faster. However, if you wanted to use the oil immediately after the 6 weeks, give it a try!

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Borage Infused Oil

You’ll need:
Borage leaves/seeds/flowers
Oil of your choice (preferably one with a long shelf life like olive)

 

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Dehydrate the leaves and flowers in a dehydrator, following the instructions of your particular brand.Mine took about 10 hours to dry, but there are so many variables like rainfall, humidity, size of the plant, etc, that yours might be done in 6 hours or 16.

Fill jar with borage. Add oil until boarge is covered. Use a chopstick, if necessary to remove air bubbles. Ideally you want your borage submerged with as little air as possible to retard degredation of the borage. Store in a dark place for 5-6 weeks. Strain oil and decant into a clean lidded jar, or dark apothecary jar if you have.

That’s all there is to it. It’s really that simple.

 

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