How to make in­fused oil

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Fill a large glass jar with fresh or dried cal­en­dula petals. If us­ingg fresh petals, al­low them to dry for 12 hours af­ter pick­ing to re­move most of the mois­ture. Too much mois­ture will cause the oil to go ran­cid. For this rea­son,n, dried petals are a safer op­tion.

Cover the cal­en­dula petals with olive oil (about 3cm above thee petals), screw the lid on tightly, then place lace the jar in a warm spot, out of di­rect ct sun­light, for 4-6 weeks. Shake once ce a day to aid ex­trac­tion.

Af­ter 4-6 weeks, strain n through a fine muslin cloth. Pour the in­fused nfused oil into a glass bot­tle, la­bel with thehe name and date, and store in a cool, dark cup­board.

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