Making your own medicinal oil is a great way to practice self-reliance and create a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Medicinal oils are used to treat skin conditions, muscle pain, and even colds. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make your own medicinal oil at home.
The first step in making your own medicinal oil is to choose the herbs you want to use. Herbs like lavender, chamomile, and calendula are all great choices for medicinal oils. You can also add essential oils such as tea tree or eucalyptus for additional healing benefits. Once you have chosen your herbs, you will need to grind them into a fine powder. This can be done with a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder.
Next, you will need to heat the herbs in a double boiler. This will help to extract the healing properties of the herbs into the oil. Once the herbs have been heated, you can add your choice of carrier oil. Popular carrier oils include coconut, olive, and jojoba oil. You will want to heat the carrier oil until it is warm, but not hot. Then, add the powdered herbs to the carrier oil and stir until it is completely combined.
Finally, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer to remove any large pieces of herb. Once strained, pour the oil into a dark glass bottle or jar and store in a cool, dark place. Your medicinal oil is now ready to use! You can apply it topically to treat skin conditions or muscle pain, or use it in aromatherapy to help with colds and congestion.
Making your own medicinal oil is a great way to practice self-reliance and create a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can make your own medicinal oil at home and enjoy its healing benefits.