How to Quickly Make a Healing Skin Oil from Dried Herbs

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How do you make a quick medicinal skin oil in the winter when fresh herbs aren’t readily available? It’s so easy, especially if you have some dried plantain, chickweed, violet, or dandelion ready from last year’s harvest (you can also purchase these dried herbs).

 Take equal parts of plantain, chickweed, violet, or dandelion (aerial parts – any combination you like), crunch them up into smaller pieces, and rehydrate the herbs with water.

 Drain excess water and place the herbs into a mortar.

 Add olive oil to the herbs and extract as much medicine as possible with a pestle.

 You can use the oil right away or infuse it with the herbs overnight for higher potency.

 Use cheese cloth to extract all the medicinal oil from the herbs and store it in a glass dropper bottle. (It is best to use the oil within one week as it can start growing mold because of the high water content.)

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