DIY Chamomile Infused Oil

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Chamomile is known for its skin-healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It can benefit all skin types, whether it be oily, dry or acne prone.

A common misconception is that oily skin, or acne prone skin needs to be treated with products that are drying and harsh. The truth is, most of the time these type of products will make your issues worse. It's important to understand how different oils work on various types of skin.

Oils can be used as a moisturizer for dry or oily skin because they don't clog pores like other creams and lotions do. They also help balance out oil production in people who have excessively oily skin and reduce inflammation in people with acne prone skin (like me). Oils also improve the absorption of skincare ingredients which means you get better results faster!

This chamomile-infused oil is no exception.

You can use chamomile that you've grown yourself and dried, or you can purchase dried chamomile to use in this recipe. It's important to use dried herbs when making infused oils, since moisture will cause the end product to spoil quickly.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Fill a jar with dried chamomile, leaving an inch of space between the flowers and the top of the jar.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, lightly crush the herbs directly in the jar.
  3. Add carrier oil to the jar until the flowers are completely covered.
  4. Seal the jar tightly.
  5. Add an inch of water to a slow cooker and turn the heat to “low.”
  6. Place the jar(s) in the water and allow the oil to infuse for 5-8 hours. Add water as needed.
  7. Remove the jar from the slow cooker and strain the oil into a clean bottle or jar. The oil is now ready to use as is, or in balms and other recipes.
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Kylie Wiser is an herbalist specializing in skincare and women's health. She shares recipes and resources on Everblossom to help others live a more holistic lifestyle. She lives in Fargo, ND with her huge family and lots of houseplants.

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