Making a solar infused herbal massage oil is super easy and economical. Not to mention extremely satisfying.
What you will need is;
4 oz. of carrier oil (I like almond or jojoba)
1 oz of herbs (good ones to try are rosemary, lavender, arnica)
A glass jar with a lid
Combine the herbs and oil in the glass jar and make sure the lid is tight. Set this out in a sunny spot in your window for several weeks. When you have determined the oil is done, strain through the cheesecloth and be sure to wring any excess oil from the herbs. LEt the oil sit overnight uncovered. The next day you can add essential oils (or not) up to 15 drops per 4 oz or as desired. Essential oils are optional but nice for making massage oil, bath oils, etc!
Some good oils to infuse for a nice massage oil are lavender (calming), lemon balm (rejuvanating), calendula flowers (Wonderful skin emollient) arnica (pain relief), rose petals (joyful) . Don't be afraid to experiment!
EDITED- One of my readers made a good point about my method in that everyone's process will not be as speedy as I am used to making solar oils in the strong desert sun! (oops! )
You indeed may have to adjust some of my recipes to where you are.
It may take many weeks or months for your oil to solar infuse depending on where you live. I would set your bottle/jar in a window or on a counter or shelf that gets sunlight during the day.
I am going to edit the above post.
**Alternately, you may also choose to infuse herbs into oil on the stovetop! I will talk more about that in a future post!