Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Infused Oils and Vinegar

Infused Oils and Vinegar's and Essential Oils

Apple Cider Vinegar or Balsamic Vinegar
Olive oil
Herbs, spices and fruits

Variations  of Vinegar's:
Peach or strawberry Vinegar
Blackberry and Clove Balsamic
Apple, Pear, and herb Balsamic

Oils or Vinegars:
Lemon Thyme
Garlic Rosemary
Ginger, Sesame, Garlic
Garlic Sage

Variations of Essential Oils:
Smells of the Holidays
Berry, Vanilla, Cardamon
Vanilla Chamomile Berry and Fruit
Citrus Sunshine

1) Gather your herbs and prep your oils in proper sanitary jars

2) For essential oils you want to muddle the herbs a little bit, below is lavender stems

3) Add your herbs to your oils, below is 2 cups olive oil and several sprigs of herbs per jar. Each one is a different flavor: 1) Rosemary 2) Thyme 3) Sage and Garlic

4) For my Ginger, Garlic, Sesame

5) Below I made a lemon thyme oil and a lemon thyme vinegar to go with it

6) Infused Apple Cider Vinegar's

7) Essential Oils: see recipes below

How lovely is that? Since these are gifts I have ordered little 5 oz bottles to put these all into for gifts, more pics to come once that part of the process is done.


Basic Herb Oil and Vinegar Infusions:
2 cups of oil to several sprigs of herbs

Lemon Thyme Oil or Vinegar:
2 cup of oil or vinegar
several sprigs of thyme
fresh lemon peels
20-30 peppercorns

Blackberry Clove Balsamic:
2 cups balsamic
10 cloves
3/4 cup muddled blackberries

Ginger, Sesame, Garlic Oil or Vinegar:
1 cup vinegar or oil
1/4 cup sliced ginger root
1/8 c. sesame seeds
1/4 tsp. of sesame oil
5 garlic cloves chopped
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Apple Cider of Balsamic Vinegar with Fruit/ Herbs
2 cups vinegar to 1 cup fruit (we used peaches and berries)
can add herbs if you like too

Variations of Essential Oils:
1 cup of oil with;

Smells of the Holidays- pine, clove, mulling spice, orange, and ginger

Berry, Vanilla, Cardamon- Cardamon seeds, vanilla bean, muddled berries

Vanilla Chamomile Berry and Fruit- Chamomile flowers, muddled berries, vanilla bean and lemon peel

Citrus Sunshine- lemon, orange and lime peel, pineapple chunks

PS You can use these essential oils as lotion, lipbalm, or salve bases ;)

Here is a list of other wonderful things you can use:

sundried tomatoes
bay leaves
herbs for medicines and make your own tinctures

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