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How to Make Oil of Oregano

This recipe is from More Than Mundane

I’ve been really wanting to get this oil at the store for a while now, until I figured well, oil can’t be that hard to make, right? So, I searched online and quickly I found this recipe, which turned out being really simple. 

Oil of oregano is good for many things, but I mainly wanted to try it out for acne. It’s supposed to be good for any inflammation, so I heard you could put a little bit on your breakout areas and the inflammation will go down. We’ll see!  

More Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

  • Acts as an anti-viral agent — Oregano oil can aid in protecting us against the common cold.
  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Can help relieve congestion
  • Emmenagogue — Oregano oil can aid in healing irregular menstruation and reducing the negative effects of menopause.
  • Anti-allergen — Oregano oils produce a sedating effect on the hyper-sensitivity of allergies, offering relief for allergic reactions.
  • Potent anti-oxidant capacity — Through neutralizing free-radicals, oregano oil helps us slow the process of cellular deterioration, thus slowing the process of aging. Anti-oxidants aid in protecting us from cancer, eye-diseases, muscle degeneration, as well as many nervous-system disorders. Rosmarinic acid, a component of oil of oregano, is an antihistimine, and a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E.
  • Digestive aid — Stimulates the flow of bile in the digestive organs
  • Possesses powerful anti-fungal properties — With regular use, oregano oil can help protect us against fungal infections.

You’ll only need two ingredientsIMG_1782

Add oregano to a plastic bag and pound with a meat mallet. I didn’t have a meat mallet, so I used a pastry cutter, and that worked just fine for me. Note- After you pound your oregano, I would double bag the oregano, since you most likely will make small holes in your original bag. IMG_1784

What the oregano looks like after beating the heck out of it….This process help release some of the oil that the oregano already contains.IMG_1785

Heat olive oil on low heat until warm

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Add the oil into the plastic bagIMG_1787

Add the oil and the oregano into a glass jar and store in a cool dark place for two weeks.IMG_1788

Once the two weeks is up, go ahead and strain out the oregano, and add the oil into a glass bottle.IMG_1859

I now have a new item to add to my beauty cabinet! 
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Some of this information is from here

This entry was published on February 11, 2013 at 9:02 AM. It’s filed under GAPS, Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

11 thoughts on “How to Make Oil of Oregano

  1. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing — I’m pinning it!

  2. Thanks you so much for sharing this! Oregano grows super easy for us here and my friend swears this is a miracle cure! :)

  3. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #22 :)
    Have a great week!!

  4. That is awesome! I just tweeted it but I couldn’t find your twitter handle to tag you.:-)

  5. margie on said:

    Love this, so easy to do, oregano oil is expensive to buy. just one ? I see that your oregano plant is dark green, mine, that I have growing is more yellow with a purple flower is this ok to use.?
    Thanks,
    Margie

  6. can u drink ?

    • I believe some people swish it around in their mouth, but I think that is all.

      • mom2jjmoreno on said:

        My 5 year old son recently picked up the hand foot & mouth virus at school. Monday, he had a fever and sore throat. Later that night, we took him to Urgent care. He was in SO much pain in his throat, I noticed he had white blisters in the back of his throat. They couldn’t give us anything for it since it is a virus. I decided to take out my essential oils. I put some childrens tylenol in the little measuring thingy that it comes with. I added one drop of oregano, one drop of melaluca & one drop of lemon, all essential oils. Today, he was able to eat some yogurt and drink plenty of water. I have so much love for oregano! It’s good for so many things. I wish my son would let me vibe him the oregano every 3-4 hours. He’s 5 years old and it’s hard for me to get him to take this combo 2x’s per day. I am very happy with how quickly I’m seeing such a fast turn around. My neighbors kiddos lasted 6 weeks with this same virus. Oregano works wonders! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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