DIY: Infused Oil

For a fun twist on Christmas gifts, I have been infusing canola oil with various herbs. It’s a great way to add a unique favor to meals. I made three different combinations; rosemary, rosemary and peppercorns and rosemary with thyme.  I simply placed the dried herbs in individual glass bottles, added herbs, and poured in the canola oil adorned with twine and a glittery ornament for a festive finishing touch.  The oil is good for a month or two.
* Note: There was a concern made about the oil, a couple people asked questions.
• If you use Canola Oil the oil is perfectly safe.

• Use herbs that have been dried out.

11 comments :

  1. This is a perfect hostess gift!!!

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  2. What a great idea! The combinations you chose sound perfect.

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  3. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but I looked into doing this before and found a bunch of information on how dangerous it can be due to the Botulism bacteria. This link talks about it a bit http://www.oliveoilsource.com/page/infusing-olive-oil Just wanted to give you a heads up!

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    1. it's canola oil and not olive oil so its perfectly safe :]

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  4. Oh my, we are obsessed with infused oils (we are currently using olive). Except we are spending the extra money...we totally need to do this. Such a good idea!

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  5. lovely blog.
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  6. This is such a neat idea! This would be such a pretty and unique gift!

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  7. Great DIY-project, I think this kind of gift is always very appreciated! I've done it myself a few times, and luckily none of what is mentioned in the article that Rachel refers to, has ever happened:)

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