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Herbal infused oil: Organic Coconut Oil infused with Lavender & Vanilla – DIY Solid Perfume Stick & Balm

I’ve been waiting for this moment for the past 40 days and I can finally share with you this amazing, marvelously scented herbal infused coconut oil with lavender and vanilla beans. Why did I have to wait for 40 days? ;)  Keep reading and you’ll understand why :)

If you are new to the herbal infused oil concept, well, herbal oils are obtained by soaking dried or fresh herbs in a pure vegetable-based oil such as sunflower, olive or almond oil or a mix of vegetable oils which will allow the fat-soluble parts of the herb to be extracted.

herbal infused oil COCONUT LAVENDER VANILLA The result you’ll get may be used externally as a massage oil, or as bases for creams, ointments, salves and balms or as you will see, if you keep reading, as a handmade 100% natural solid perfume stick ;)

There are various methods to make herb infused oils, the hot infusion method (which is also pretty quick, around 4 hours) and the cold infusion method, which I fully recommend and use. It’s good for exercising your patience :P as it requires up to 30 – 40 days to extract the active principles from the plant.

Some herbs work better with one type of infusion than another, just make your researches on line or read specific books before getting infusing a specific herb :)

lavender vanilla coconut oil infused You may use any vegetable oil, prefer the ones that do not go rancid that easily, especially if you are infusing a fresh herb. The lighter the aroma of the oil, the cleaner the herbal scent will be.

The use of fresh herbs places your oil at a greater risk for bacterial growth due to the high moisture content of the fresh plant material and you may end with a spoiled oil with mold in it. Therefore always prefer dried herbs over fresh herbs for your herbal infused oils. Nonetheless, some herbs release their fat-soluble parts if they are infused fresh like arnica montana or St. John’s wort.

Also keep in mind that not all herbs are suitable to be oil infused, there are a lot of herbs which have water-soluble active principles, therefore you won’t be able to extract any or little active principle.

Anyway, before deciding on which plant to use, I strongly advise you to not just blindly trust internet sources  and to make your own researches in order to understand its potential strength. It’s important that you get to know from trustful sources the various properties and active principles of the plant and if there could be any problems for a topical use. Some infused oils are safe to be used on wounds or broken skin, but others aren’t, so its important to know these things about your herbs before you start working with them. Natural does not always mean SAFE!

Remember that it is recommended to always first try a small amount of the herbal-based oil when you are applying it for the very first time.  Give it always some time, from 12 to 24 hours to make sure you are not allergic to it.

In my below video tutorial I share with you the cold infusion method, which is the longest one, but also the safest one, especially if done with dried herbs. Remember to add a few drops of vitamin E to avoid that your oil gets rancid and to very gently shake the jar once every 2 days making sure you don’t create air bubbles.

Infused herb oils help us make the most of all the substances that nature offers us, as they can last over time preserving their properties and are so easily achievable and with so little expense.

lavender chamomille calendula herbal infused oil You can use only 1 herb or you can blend 2 or 3 herbs, depending on the properties you’d like your final oil to have. You may use calendula dried flowers for a final oil supercharged with antiseptic, antispasmodic,  and anti-inflammatory properties or lavender which has known  skin healing properties as it is a strong natural relaxant, antispasmodic, anti-depressant, antiseptic, detoxifying and analgesic plant. For a soothing, relaxant, antispasmodic, astringent, detoxifying, effect you may use chamomile dried flowers or you may blend the 3 of them and obtain an awesome supercharged oil.

Once you strain the oil, bottle it and don’t forget to label it writing on the label the date you created it. You will get about a year shelf life before the oil starts to go rancid (depending on the vegetable oil you used for the infusion) , so it’s important not to make too much.

vanilla lavender I chose to share with you a yummy perfumed infused oil which can have so many uses and which I am sure you will all love, especially if you adore the coconut, lavender and vanilla scent.

This herbal coconut oil infused with lavender and vanilla is so incredibly perfumed…

The delicious result can be applied directly onto your skin as a luxurious all over skin conditioner, on your hair as a hair moisturizer/defrizzer and not only..it can also be a yummy treat as a lavender vanilla bean infused scrub or the perfect ingredient for chapped lips (stay tuned to see my next tutorial on a rescue balm lips), dry skin or cracked heels.

solid perfume lavender vanilla coconut oil

Or it may be the perfect ingredient for a soft, 100% natural solid perfume for wrists and neck. It’s up to you to decide whether you would like it as a balm or as a perfumed stick. Every time you want to smell good, apply the perfume stick or balm to pressure points, or wherever you would like your skin to smell good. The perfume in contact with your skin will warm and the scent will be released even more. Get the recipe in my video-tutorial posted above. Of course it won’t last as long as synthetically made perfumes, but for a 100% natural perfume it’s an awesome compromise. You may anyway enhance its scent using lavender essential oil or vanilla extract :)

Enjoy it and smell yummy!

As always, don’t forget to thumb up/ LIKE the above video-tutorial if you found it helpful and informative.

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I’m looking forward to reading your feedbacks and suggestions!! Can’t wait to see you next week with a new beauty food tip! ;)

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Rozalia

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30 Responses to Herbal infused oil: Organic Coconut Oil infused with Lavender & Vanilla – DIY Solid Perfume Stick & Balm

  1. Amani Kafele says:

    Another great video…love the idea

  2. BeautyFoodTips says:

    thanks Amani! :)) xoxox

  3. Pinkchoclatemad says:

    That was great..loved that

  4. Carmen p says:

    Love the idea!How is the durability on the skin? I would like you to do a video on how to store the DIY ingredients and tools that you use in your videos, if there is a specific care that we should take in order to preserve the healing properties, etc I absolutely love Verona, I visited it with friends some years ago, I hope to come back with my husband someday :)

  5. Pinkchoclatemad says:

    Could you please do an effective firming and anti dark circle eye cream please

  6. dany andry says:

    Ciao, trovo interessante il tuo canale, dove posso trovare olio di cocco? Sarebbe eccezionale fare i tutorial anche in italiano per semplificare soprattutto per chi come me non comprende proprio tutto. Grazie e baci baci.

  7. Carmen p says:

    Thank you, I will read your blog tonight :)

  8. colomboeast says:

    Hi i really enjoy all your videos you are very sweet. Can you do a video for dark circles and wrinkles around your eyes..

  9. BeautyFoodTips says:

    Will surely look into that! :)

  10. BeautyFoodTips says:

    Ciao Dany, se vivi in Italia lo trovi sopratutto nei negozi che vendono prodotti naturali (tipo Naturasì) oppure nei negozietti etnici. Tutti i tutorial hanno i sottotitoli italiani, devi solo attivarli :) Spero diventi tutto più chiaro così :) Alla prossima :))

  11. BeautyFoodTips says:

    awww..that sounds awesome! Love the idea to be of inspiration for your science project! xoxox, Rozalia

  12. BeautyFoodTips says:

    :D happy me to have positive feedbacks! Verona is suuuuch a romantic city..it’s marvelous no matter the season <3 :))

  13. BeautyFoodTips says:

    Ci sto provando :D..tu sei sempre carinissima!

  14. FatinaDeiLibri says:

    E’ la verità! ;-) Poi i tuoi video sono eleganti, per non parlare dei posti meravigliosi in cui giri i video e dei tuoi aiutanti felini ^_^

  15. BeautyFoodTips says:

    :))

  16. BeautyFoodTips says:

    Grazie Crystal :) e’ una goduria questo oleolito ;)

  17. taragolden says:

    i did like the idea.. i wish you had a link right to the uses of the finished oil rather than a quick montage of ideas,

  18. BeautyFoodTips says:

    Hi Tara! Thanks for stopping by and for your feedback! All the ideas are video tutorials you can watch on my channel, you can click on each of them & watch them right away ;) you just have to replace in the formula of the various suggestions a vegetable oil with this herbal infused oil. I anyway invite you to read the post I dedicated to this video on my video-blog ;) It’s full of various other details.More other uses will keep coming in new vids ;)

  19. BeautyFoodTips says:

    You can make only the vanilla infused oil then, it will do just fine :) Just make sure to track down the Bourbon Vanilla variety (it has a really great strong perfume!), good luck! ;)

  20. taragolden says:

    i found the flowers online and they are going to be delivered by a neighbor here..so im going try to your recipe the way you have it posted..i think waiting 30 days will be the hardest part!

  21. BeautyFoodTips says:

    hahaha! it always is the hardest part when talking about herbal infused oils! :D

  22. Cristiana Boi says:

    Fantastico!!!

  23. Regina Ford says:

    I think your videos a very clear and u explain yourself and what you’re doing very well:) I was wondering if u could do a demo on a solid perfume with rose petals and/or dried fruit extract?

  24. Erin Holt says:

    This is really great! Thank you for sharing the process!

  25. Regina Ford says:

    Thank you for responding so quickly to my request:) and thanks for looking into it, hopefully I’ll get to see it! :):)

  26. Odile Jean Pierre says:

    where can i get vanilla beans

  27. Osundara says:

    Hi Rozalia! Very nice video. You give really simple and clear instructions. The scenery helps as well! I was wondering how you kept the coconut oil from firming up while keeping it away from the sun? Thank you!

  28. Zethel Carter says:

    Thank so much love your videos I’m so hook!!!!!!

  29. Cheyenne Clark says:

    I made this and it smells absolutely delicious. Thank you for the idea!

  30. DustOnTheMoon says:

    Hi. I LOVE your videos and tips! I’m so glad I found your youtube channel.
    You have inspired me to make my own beauty products and to live a more
    natural life. I have made a solid perfume and hair mask already. And I have
    even switched from conventional hair dyes to henna. Do you have any tips on
    how to add color to lip balms or solid perfume?
    Also, do you have any ideas on how to make a headache balm? I get headaches
    frequently and I was wondering if you had any ideas…thanks!

    I love how well-made your videos are and you are so lovely to watch. You
    truly are an inspiration. :) I always look forward to your new videos.
    xoxoxoxo.
    Grazie!!

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