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The Benefits of Using Herbal Infused Oils

benefits of using herbal infuzed oil

Herbal-infused oils can be used for many different reasons. For the budding herbalist, herbal oils can be used as the foundation of herbal preparations such as salves, lotions, creams, balms, body butter, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotion bars. Herb-infused oil results from steeping dry or fresh herbs in a carrier oil for several days to weeks. The plant matter is then discarded, leaving just the oil, which has been infused with the herb’s medicinal properties.
You can use easily accessible plant oil such as olive oil, sunflower seed oil, and coconut oil as your carrier oil. You can also use more expensive options such as jojoba oil, avocado oil, and argan oil for face application. Since herbs contain many medicinal properties, herbal oil can be really powerful for healing and beauty purposes.

In addition, herbal infused oils can be used for the following.

Skincare

Amla Oil

The use and benefits of the oils are endless depending on the type of herb-infused. Infused herbal oils are great to use after and before the shower as a moisturizer. The best way of using herbal oil for skincare is right after coming out from a storm. The herbal oils effectively replenish and nourish your skin while locking moisture, making your skin feel velvety and smooth. You can also mix the oils in balms, body butter, and even in scrubs.

Deep Moisturizer

chamomile oil

Herbal oils are a great solution for solving skin issues such as eczema, dry skin, dandruff, and psoriasis. Our calendula and chamomile body oils deliver both the benefits of the oils and herbs.

Face Care

Rose infused Oil

All of the oils are gentle enough to be added to most face care routines. Herbal oils can be used as the base for oil cleansing methods. There is a lot that your face can benefit from using herbal oils in your face care routine. Using a few drops of it right after washing your face will help retain moisture. Before using them, be sure to check the oil carrier type to ensure you use the light and easily absorbed into your skin. You can also add the herbal oils into your creams or use them in oil cleansing methods such as in scrubs, balms, or lotions.

Hair Care

Fenugreek Oil

Herbal oils can stimulate hair growth, moisturize dry scalp, seal moisture to reduce hair breakage and split ends. Herbal oils are great for hair care; it benefits hair growth, conditions your hair, works as a scalp treatment, and seal moisture. You can oil your hair as a night treatment or right before a shower. You can even add some oil to your shampoo or conditioner. Don’t forget to shake it well before using it.

Massage Oil Blends

Lavender Infused Oil

Herbal oil is great for massages as it opens the body to receiving, recognizing, and giving love, peace, relaxation, and sensuality. Our lavender body oil is great for a calming massage to relax the body and mind. Lastly, calendula and chamomile body oils can heal the feet. Create different sensations for your massages by adding various types of herbal oils. For example, if you want a warm feeling, try Cayenne Pepper Oil; Lavender Oil gives out a skin calming effect, and Calendula Oil is great for sensitive skin. With these blends, your massage experience will never be the same again.

Feet & Hands

feet and hands

Both the hands and feet have a lot of sensory areas. We can increase blood circulation and remove stagnant energies by implementing self massages.

Aromatherapy Base Oil

Lavender Oil

Here is where you get to create a powerful duo. Just add essential oil into any herbal infused oil, and you would be able to maximize the healing properties from both the essential oil and the herbal infused oil.

Maternity Care

pregnant women

Essential oils are usually not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women. But not to fear, you can simply replace them with herbal oils, which can benefit them just the same.

Baby Care

Baby Care

These natural, safe herbal oils are also a great replacement for essential oils when used on young children. However, do check with the labels and sources to ensure the herbal oils are certified and safe for use on your cute little ones.

Skin Conditions and Pain Relief

Tea Tree Infused Oil

Due to the healing properties that come in herbal oils, it is effective to be used on various skin conditions. In situations such as dry skin, dermatitis, dandruff, cuts, burns, bruises, or minor wounds, the herbal oil treatment can benefit. Some herbal oils such as the Nettle Leaf and Cayenne Pepper can even alleviate pain and stiffness.

Anti-ageing

Lemon Infused Oil

As mentioned in the beginning, herbal oils contain many antioxidants, a defense against free radicals that are highly linked to ageing. By protecting the skin from free radicals, these powerful antioxidants can help keep skin firm, smooth, and healthy.

FAQS

What are the benefits of infused oils?

Infused herbal oils are great to use after and before the shower as a moisturizer. Deep Moisturizer – herbal oils are a great solution for solving skin issues such as eczema, dry skin, dandruff, and psoriasis. Our calendula and chamomile body oils deliver both the benefits of the oils and herbs.

Are infused oil safe?

They can be used in salads, marinades, sauces, and dips. But, like many other low-acid homemade foods, infused oils can pose food safety risks. The primary concern with infused oils is the extremely dangerous and sometimes deadly microorganism, Clostridium botulinum (C. bot), which can cause botulism.

How long should you infuse oil?

Gently heat the herbs over very low heat (preferably between 100° and 140° F for 1 to 5 hours, until the oil takes on the color and scent of the herb. Some texts recommend heating the oil for 48 to 72 hours at a controlled temperature of 100° F. Turn off heat and allow it to cool. Once the oil is cooled, strain using a cheesecloth.