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.|