Friday, August 6, 2010

Making Calendula Oil

At tafe we had to prune the roses and remove the calendula plants. I was allowed to keep the flower heads so I could make calendula oil :o)

I washed them as they were a bit dirty.

Then they went into the dehydrator. 

Here they are after two days in the dehydrator. How's the colour change!

No need to worry about the dirt, it appears to fall to the bottom.

Here's how much that first pile made.

I'll have to buy more sunflower oil. This is 750ml but basically you leave it in a sunny spot until the colour of the oil goes yellower and it's then infused with those wonderful oils :o)

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