How to make aromatherapy oils? Making aromatherapy oils can be a fun project, and you can send it to your important friends, let she know it is made by yourself.
How to make aromatherapy oils?
Sterilize your jars and lids. Place them in a large pot of boiling water for around 5 minutes. Allow the jars and lids to cool and air dry.
Choose your herbs. See the tips section for recipe suggestions. Chop up enough of the fresh herbs to fill up the jar. Chopping the herbs before you place them in the jar allows more of the herb’s natural oils to seep into the essential oils. Fill the jar with the freshly chopped herbs, and compress them.
Heat about .5 pint (.237 L) of light unscented oil in a small saucepan until it reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit (71.1 degrees Celsius). Use a meat or candy thermometer to obtain a precise reading. A candy thermometer generally has measurements in 1-degree increments, which provides you with a more accurate reading than a meat thermometer.
Pour the hot oil over the fresh herbs in the jar. Use the knife blade to move the oil and herbs around to release any air bubbles and to seal the lid. Allow the jar to cool until you can handle it.
Use a label and marker to indicate what blend is in the jar.
Pick a cool, dark place to store the jar for at least 1 month. The oils from the herbs will infuse with the oil in the jar to make essential oils. Aromatherapy essential oils must be stored in the dark to prevent light from breaking them down.
When using dried herbs for your aromatherapy essential oils, you will need only about 1/4 of what you would need when using fresh. The oils become highly concentrated in the drying process.