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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Basil Oil

I have been thinking about making basil soap this summer.   But first I had to somehow infuse basil into oil.  I looked up a few recipes.  I followed the one from My Recipes in the hopes that heating the oil will help it infuse more.  I also let it sit overnight before straining.  I had been worried that I would not have a cup and half of basil leaves.  As it turns out, I had about 4.5 cups so I made a triple batch.  

It worked!  Now, let's see if it works in soap... 
I could not find my produce basket...
It filled the blender!
The leaves left behind.  That's a coffee filter under there.


  1. Hmmm ... basil soap ... can't wait to see it!

  2. hope it turns out better than my experiment did. Made some soap with basil, lime, orange, and rosemary. ICK! smelled like bug spray mixed with reaaaallllyy stinky perfume! Good luck. (Lavender soap with dried basil in it, now that recipe is a keeper1!)