In a past video I picked and dehydrate the Dandelion flower heads and now I show you how to infuse the flowers into an oil.
Making infused oils is great for making Salves.
Which I will show you in a future video.
What You'll need
Sterilized Jars with Lids
75 - 100 grams of Dried Plant material of choice
Lavender Flowers, Dandelion Flowers, Rosemary Leaves, Calendula Petals, Rose Petals etc
Oil of choice - Olive, Sunflower, Almond
Add dried plant material to jar and top up with oil, ensuring oil covers plants and there is no air space at the top of the jar,
remove air bubbles, put lid on
take note of date you made it and make a reminder for 6 weeks time (that's when it will be ready to strain)
Leave on warm window ledge and stir for first 2 weeks every day.
Welcome to Moat Cottage.
Here I show you my homesteading life, how to be more self sustainable & homestead in a small space.
You'll see how to grow organic food, use and preserve the harvest, raise backyard poultry, both Muscovy ducks and Chickens.
You will learn how to make natural remedies, get more prepared for emergency situations, how to organise the homestead, money saving ideas and how to live with less waste.
Here at Moat Cottage, we raise and grow and process some of our own free range meat, organic vegetables and fruit.
We grow all of our herbs for both eating and medicinal purposes as well as hunt, fish and forage.
We preserve our produce for the year ahead by canning, dehydrating and freezing and we work on being prepared for emergency situations.
We live using less waste, we recycle and upcycle and love finding what is needed for a project at the scrap yard, op shop or a garage sale, but only buy what is really needed.
We don't like plastic, chemicals and artificial fragrances and are trying to live an older style life balanced with this modern world lifestyle.
Good health and natural living has always been a high priority for our family and despite this two family members are living with auto immune diseases, myself included.
We focus on what we can do, when we can do it, stay positive and so I make these videos for you on my best days.
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