This is a simple way to make herbal oil that is safe for external use, massage, bath oil, or condition hair and skin. It's best to use quality oils such as almond and grapeseed for massage and therapeutic purposes. Vegetable, olive and sunflower oils can be used too bur are best for culinary uses. Fill a glass with flowers or leave of the herbs, here it is best to use fresh herbs, pour the oil and cover the herbs. Leave the closed jar in a sunny windowsill, shaking daily, and steep for a month. Strain the herbs and discard them, for a stronger infusion change the herbs every 2 weeks. Pour the finished oil in sterilized stoppered bottles and keep in a dark dry place for 6 months. Don't leave herbs in the oil after the infusion is over as it will decay and affect the properties of the oil.
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This a fairly simple preparation. Cut several leaves ans scrape the gel into a pan. Simmer slowly until thickened to desired consistency.
Aloe gel (direct application).
Simply cut open the leaf and spread the inner part of the leaf directly on to the skin. Alternatively you can scrap the gel off of the leaf and apply by hand.
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Crush a clove and place it in the length of bandage. Secure the bandage around your foot so garlic us held in place against the skin. Repeat for other foot.
Take 200g (7oz) of peeled garlic cloves and place in a jar of 1 litre vodka water (2 parts vodka 1 part water). Shake jar well and store in a cool, dark place, shaking daily. After two weeks strain the liquid through muslin or cheesecloth and rebottle it. This will be good for 2 years.