Get to learn how to make a rosemary olive oil infusion at home with easy steps!
Rosemary olive oil infusion is the most popular herbal oil infusion. Chefs make it all the time in the kitchen for flavoring food. Natural hairistas also make it all the time for their lovely hair (it promotes hair growth)!
Here are some reasons to make a rosemary olive oil infusion! You might be surprised by some its benefits!
Reasons to Make a Rosemary Olive Oil Infusion
Rosemary is such an amazing herb. It’s got powerful healing properties for a healthy well functioning body: from increasing memory to reducing inflammation in the body. It also helps get rid of fluid retention, did you know?
Here are of the some of the reasons of using a rosemary olive oil infusion – it has a wide range of uses from cooking to skin & hair care!
When used internally, it has these benefits:
- Flavors food with a delicious herbal aroma – who doesn’t love rosemary potato salad?!
- Promotes a healthy heart
- Reduces inflammation in the body
- A healthy source of fat
When used for beauty externally it:
- Moisturizes skin
- Speeds healing of eczema and psoriasis
- Boosts healthy long and thick hair
- Beats dandruff
- Soothes an itchy scalp
- Reduces cellulite
Amazing benefits, right?! Now let’s head on to the recipe for how to make a rosemary olive oil infusion:
How to Make a Rosemary Olive Oil Infusion
This method is the commonest way people make a rosemary olive oil infusion! You have to wait for a while to use your infusion but trust me, it’s worth the wait! Infusing it longer makes it more concentrated. The minimum time you should infuse it for is 5 days.
What you need
- Stuff a mason jar with clean and dry rosemary sprigs. Make sure they don’t contain dirt or any droplets of water. If they do, wash them then dry very well with paper towels then under the sun! Absolutely no water should be on those rosemary sprigs if you want your infusion to last long!
- Pour 1 cup of olive oil to fill the mason jar.
- Close the lid firmly and shake well.
- Store in a cupboard for 3 weeks. Keep shaking it often – like once a day.
- You can also keep it on a sunny window sill to infuse in the sun, if you have no kids/pets around.
- After the time is up, strain your rosemary olive oil infusion into a clean mason jar to collect the infused oil and discard the rosemary sprigs. The infusion can keep for 5 months. Refrigerate it for longer shelf life!
- Use your rosemary olive oil infusion however you want! You can use it straight up for cooking/your hair. You can also make a healing salve with it!
How are you planning on using your rosemary – olive oil infusion? Share below!