Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How to Make Oregano Oil at Home


How to Make Oregano Oil at Home

Oregano oil is well known for its aromatic, soothing and medicinal properties. That is why it is used in various health, wellness and beauty purposes. Apart from culinary purpose, it is also used in therapeutic applications for the treatment of herpes blisters, fever blisters, nasalcongestion, cold, flu, sinus infection etc. Oregano oil based capsules are beneficial for people with weak digestive powers and immune system. It can do wonder for your skin as well. This oil is loaded with anti bacterial and anti fungal properties that help to keep various skin conditions at bay. Let us now see, how to make this oil at home.

How to Make Oregano Oil at Home


  • Gather fresh sprigs of oregano or leaves, some flowers and a base oil such as olive oil or grape seed oil. You can also use neutral mineral oil for this purpose. If you use mineral oil then try to avoid it for culinary purpose.
  • To make the oil, first of all, take a sterilized jar and put crushed sprigs, leaves and flowers into it and cover it with lid.
  • Take warm olive oil and put it into the jar.
  • Close the lid tightly sand keep this jar in a cool, dry place for two weeks.
  • Strain the resultant oil in a glass bottle.
  • Now, your homemade oregano oil is ready for use.

These were some tips on how to make oregano oil at home. Now, use it according to your needs. Mix few drops of your homemade oil in your bathing water to have a relaxing bath