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Hopefully, you have a nice plot set aside for growing herbs. Herbs used to be only for culinary use in my kitchen.
Once I learned about the healing powers of herbs I also started keeping a variety of herbs that go beyond the frying pan. The fact is, you can only keep these herbs for a limited time. They will wilt and die if you do not dry them or preserve them another way. I like this method with olive oil because its great for culinary uses and can be used for medicinal purposes as well.
Olive oil itself is a powerful ingredient on its own. It’s great for the body and its great on the skin. By storing them in oil you will get the wonderful aroma through the oil as well as the other beneficial properties.
Storing fats is so important. When it comes to food storage we have to be prepared with things like carrier oils for using essential oils. We have to have coconut oils and olive oil for cooking. These things are all part of your food storage plan.
Storing Herbs in Oil
The process of storing herbs in oil is very simple. You can store one herb in oil or you can store a mix of herbs. They are so good to have around for your skin and for flavoring.
The process starts with harvesting the best fresh herbs from your garden.
Next, you are going to warm the oil up in a saucepan. When you warm up the oil you are just doing it on low heat for about 5 minutes.
Then drop the herbs into the oil. A good ration is a 4:1 herb to oil. Let this cool down and then place it in mason jars for long term storage.
Be careful to no include garlic in this. Garlic in oil can be very dangerous when stored long term.