Leaves and Flowers: Dry leaves or flowers for a few hours, then place in oil (extra-virgin olive oil, almond oil, depending on use of the oil) in a canning jar for a month or so depending on herb; put cheesecloth over the top. Strain leaves or flowers out and use for salves and cosmetics, using as is, in the bathwater. Preserve herbal oils with for example, Vitamin E. A few of the oils I make are: lavender, fragrant rose petals, calendula, St. John's Wort, different varieties of basil.

Here are some examples of herbal oils - St. John's Wort oil on the left, Calendula infused oil on the right and lettuce-leaf basil oil steeping.