Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Making St. Johns Wort Oil

i had to hold this jar of st johns wort oil up to the light to show you its wonderful red color! for the first few days it really just looked a kind of ugly darkish color, but i have had this jar sitting out to absorb the sun and moonlight for about a week now, and suddenly, beautiful red! st johns wort oil has a place in the home medicine chest, being useful topically for bruises, strains, srapes, nerve pain and burns, soothing repairing damage. very easy to make. the fresh flowers and some of the plant leaf and stem is just cut up and put in the jar and then filled with olive oil. i just shake mine daily and it just sits out in the garden gathering the sun and moon energy! drying some also as it is a special helper for menopausal women like me. here is a lovely recipe for a tea
2 parts lemon balm
2 parts chamomile
1 part St. Johnswort
1 part red rose petals
i will probably use some of this oil in salves with my home harvested beeswax also!
hugs to all who visit comfrey cottages


Lisa said...

What beautiful colors! I so enjoy reading about all the treasures of your gardens. Hugs to you! :)

Comfrey Cottages said...

hugs to you hootie! thanks for visiting comfrey cottages!!:)

mrsnesbitt said...

What can this be used for? I take SJW from time to time and absolutely testify to its benefits! Fantastic! Nice to meet you by the way.
Denise x

Comfrey Cottages said...

Nice to meet you Denise! St. John's Wort properties that you appecieate in an injested form, work equally well at soothing and calming down muscle aches and pains:) One of my favs to massage on when someone has overworked, or twisted wrong, etc Denise xx

April said...

ohh, you just gave me the great idea of adding roses to my st. john's wort oil!

Anonymous said...

Do you store it in your medicine cabinet with the herbs or do you strain it once it is red?

Thank you for an awesome blog!


Comfrey Cottages said...

Nice idea April!
I strain mine after it has infused for about weeks Tess. Thanks for visiting!!