Botanically known as Origanum vulgare, oregano is a flowering plant from the same family as mint. It is often used as an herb to flavor food.
Traditionally, Oregano oil is made by air-drying the leaves and shoots of the plant. Once they are dried, the oil is extracted and concentrated by steam distillation, but we aren’t going to do that.
Hievoo, Almond oil or Grape seed oil (base oil)
Oregano leaves chopped or crushed
Sanitized Jar with a lid
How to make Oregano Oil
- boil some water in a saucepan. Once that was at a rolling boil, turn off the heat.
- Then place the oil and chopped oregano leaves in the sanitized jar.
- Place the jar into the hot water and let it sit for about 5-10 min. The heat helps give the oregano a kick start of the releasing of its oils.
- Remove the jar from the water bath and place in a sunny window for 1-2 weeks.
- Shake the jar every few days to allow the essential oils to mix with your base oil.
- Once the two weeks are up, strain the oil from the leaves.
- Place into a sanitized jar.
- Store the oil in a dark, cool place