Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rosemary to the Rescue!

Today, Lina had great fun racing around Old Town's Waterfront. We fed the birds, she pushed her stroller and a new little friend received lots and lots of hugs.

Unfortunately, she also had a spectacular face-plant....on the bricks. The not fun part of the day.

There was no blood and all her teeth are still in her mouth, so I'm grateful.

When we got home, I washed off her face and was about to put some Comfrey Oil on her scrapes, when I remembered.... I just made Rosemary Oil over the weekend.

It hasn't been two weeks (the amount of time it takes to make Solar Infused Herbal Oil). But, I opened it up and smelled the Olive Oil. It definitely smelled like Rosemary. It may not be very potent right now, but I gave it a try.

An hour later, Lina's scrapes were looking slightly less prominent (although her bruises were getting deeper). I put some more on before bedtime. Tomorrow, I will use the Comfrey Oil.

Why did I use Rosemary?

Rosemary contains volatile oils that have antibacterial properties. It has been used as an antiseptic for hundreds of years.

How do you make a Solar Infused Oil?

1. Place dry or freshly wilted herbs in a quart jar (they SHOULD NOT be damp at all). Fill the jar with the herb(s) leaving an inch or two at the top.

2. Fill the jar with an Oil (Olive, Apricot Kernel, Almond or Grape Seed). Make sure all the plant material is covered completely by the Oil. Any herb not covered with introduce bacteria into the mix.

3. Screw on a nice, tight lid.

4. Put the jar in a sunny, warm location for 2 weeks.

5. Shake whenever you remember.

6. Strain and place Herbal Oil in a cool, shaded place.

7. If you want to make an even stronger Herbal Oil....repeat procedure and introduce new plant material into your Oil.

8. Enjoy!

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