Grandma’s recipes are characterized by their wisdom and simplicity of preparation. For example, rosemary oil is one of the products we know best for its great benefits for the body. Do you know how to make rosemary oil?
In this post, we offer you a very complete recipe to learn how to extract the oil from this wonderful plant, rosemary. We are facing one of the most used remedies for its benefits for the skin, hair, and muscle aches, among others. Its components, such as caffeic acid or flavonoids, make it an excellent antioxidant.
How to Make Rosemary Oil: Recipe
To achieve skin with elasticity, firmness, and radiance, rosemary oil must be extracted in a concentrated and intense product. This is the only way to guarantee all its medicinal and therapeutic properties.
Rosemary essential oil is extracted through a distillation process, which, when diluted in other components, offers very beneficial properties for cosmetic use, headache, and muscle pain, and it is also an ideal healing agent to cure minor wounds.
Here are the steps you need to take to get an amazing potion to have always available at home. In addition, this simple recipe will give you an inexpensive homemade emulsion as a result.
- 5 sprigs of fresh or dried rosemary (leaves and flowers can be included)
- Choose extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or similar, if possible, organic or ecological
- An airtight glass jar
- Sieve or cotton cloth
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) is an aromatic herb from the Mediterranean area, well known for its therapeutic properties. Therefore, it is one of the best natural remedies that you can have at your fingertips.
First of all, you will need dried rosemary to make the recipe we propose.
If you have fresh rosemary, wash all the branches that you are going to use in your preparation well, and let them dry in a ventilated place without humidity. You can also put the separated rosemary sprigs in a baking dish with baking paper for two to four hours at the lowest temperature of your oven. Afterward, let it cool.
Cut the branches into small pieces because they must fit in the container or glass jar you have chosen.
Subsequently, you should pour the amount you want. The concentration of the oil will be the result of the rosemary branches you add.
It is time to look for olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, or other vegetable oil that you have at your fingertips to use an oil base. Really, you can choose the one you like the most to make this recipe.
Next, place the rosemary sprigs in the jar and cover well with the oil. Do not fill it completely, leaving about 1.5 cm free up to the rim of the jar.
Now you should cover the container and shake this oil and rosemary mixture.
Let it macerate for 30 to 40 days in a dark, dry place with some ventilation. Shake the bottle every day so that the oil is well impregnated with the rosemary and thus obtain an adequate and correctly distributed lotion.
Finally, when the time we suggest has passed, you only have to strain the oil from the solid residue left by the rosemary and place it in a glass jar.
To extract the pure and clean oi,l you can use a sieve or clean cloth to obtain proper filtering. Enjoy this DIY proposal!
How To Use Your Rosemary Oil
- Add two or three drops of rosemary oil to the bathwater.
- Add it to your body moisturizer.
- Use it as a hair mask.
- Use as a body oil or massage oil.
- If (and only if) you have used olive oil to infuse the rosemary, you can use it to flavor food, bread, and pizza dough.
Precautions: Rosemary oil should never be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor if you have any medical condition or are taking medication.
With these simple and easy-to-perform steps, you will undoubtedly obtain a 100% natural, pure, and organic homemade rosemary oil to benefit from its properties and benefits. Do you dare to do it?
Before applying it to the skin for the first time, it is advisable to do a patch test.
If you keep the bottle tightly closed and out of direct light, your rosemary oil should last about six months.
In summary, the preparation of rosemary in oil is characterized by a fairly simple maceration process.
Nowadays, there are chemical formulas that are used industrially, but there is nothing better than doing it ourselves in an artisanal way and enjoying your own natural recipe.
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