Plantain Herbal Oil
Plantain and how to create an herbal oil.
This beautiful herb grows wild around here, it’s all over the fields at the school next door, and the grave yard across the street, in the cracks of the sidewalk in my daily walks.
Plantain is a great skin healing herb. It draws out infection and aids in knitting the skin back together quickly. It's a natural analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial, it’s astringent, but also a demulcent so it is not overly drying. I like to use it for burns, bug bites, poison oak, sunburn, cuts, scrapes, and acne.
I’m going to share with you how to create an herbal oil with plantain.
1 cup mason jar with lid
1 cup organic sunflower oil
Plantain leaf, to fill your jar
You can use freshly harvested plantain
or hang it out to dry for a few days to reduce the water content.
Drying your herb will leave less room for bacterial growth.
Cut up your herb,
put into mason jar,
fill with oil, about 1/2 inch below the top of jar,
cap, label and date and shake daily.
I like to leave this in a sunny window sill for a solar infusion for 1-4 weeks, shaking once a day.
Next strain your herb out of your oil and save the oil in a clean, labeled container for future use.
That's it! You can use this method to create any variety of herbal oils from here on out. Perfect for making balms or to use straight!
What type of oil will you be making?
How will you use it?
Share below, I'd love to hear!!