This oil is close to my heart, and has become a very dear companion to me. This oil was created in a small batch in a little bungalow in the hills of a mystical little town in Mexico, only a few months ago

It feels like another world, in another life to look back on it

I call this oil, miracle oil because I have used it all over my body with skin happy results. In these 3 months of using this oil it has diminished chigger bite scars that had polka dotted their way around my ankles…I loved walking in the mountains, and the chiggers loved to welcome me with love bites…

It has evened my skin tone. My skin is ridiculously soft when using it. I use it as a hair oil, I have wavy curly hair and it gives me shine, without weighing down or drying out my hair. This oil is anti fungal, and anti inflammatory. It soothes, and nourishes the skin. I just can’t say enough about this oil. I’m so happy with it

One negative with this batch, that I’m going to play around with is that while it evened my skin tone. It also gave me a more tanned complexion. On my body it glows, but on my face it just got a little too dark so I took a break and exfoliated a bit. This may be a plus for some, and not for others. I’m in Minnesota now, obviously with less sun. I’m not noticing my face getting so dark, and I’m thinking it may be the oil just super soaking the sun into my skin. I’m thinking as I type. Anyways, try it for yourself

There’s two options to make this oil…3 if you’re feeling like a rebel. There’s the fast way, and the old fashioned kissed by the sun way…& if you want to walk the road of the rebel the give it to me fast and slow, I like it mixed up way. Before we get into the methods you will need the following…

Shopping List:

-Myrrh (chunky)

-Frankinscense (chunky)

-Cinnamon Sticks

-A mason ish jar. You choose the size

-Organic oil of your choice. I chose soy oil as that was what was available in the town I was in. When I make more, I will be using Jojoba, or Grapeseed oil as I like these better for prolonged use on my face

-Cheesecloth

-Containers for personal use

-A double boiler large enough to submerge your jar with the lid on- THIS IS ONLY NEEDED FOR THE FAST METHOD

I used powdered cinnamon for my infusion, and the oil needs to be shaken like crazy before I use it. So I’m recommending using sticks instead

Fast Method

Fill your jar about half way to 3/4 of the way with your herbs. This is your space to play with what you prefer. Do you want to play up the myrrh more, do you want it spicier with the cinnamon. Do you want to crush your myrrh and frank? Breakup the cinnamon sticks. Do you prefer powder? This is your potion, and your partnership with the herbs

Next cover the herbs with oil, filling the jar to the top with your oil

Screw the cap on tightly and give it a shake

Fill your double boiler with enough water to submerge the jar half way. Bring to a boil, and simmer on medium/low heat for 4-6 hours

Remove the jar from the water bath. Give it a shake, and leave in a cool dry place overnight

Strain the oil and herbs through the cheesecloth into a large container. dispose of the herbs, I like to offer mine back to the earth. Pour your oil into your personal use containers & enjoy

Sun Method

Fill your jar about half way to 3/4 of the way with your herbs. This is your space to play with what you prefer. Do you want to play up the myrrh more, do you want it spicier with the cinnamon. Do you want to crush your myrrh and frank? Breakup the cinnamon sticks. Do you prefer powder? This is your potion, and your partnership with the herbs

Next cover the herbs with oil, filling the jar to the top with your oil

Screw the cap on tightly and give it a shake

Place your jar in a place that gets bathed by the sun. I windowsill, a light soaked shelf

Keep it there for 3-6 weeks, depending on how strong you want the mixture

Connect with your mixture, giving it a love shake once a day to make sure everything is evenly infusing

After your 3-6 weeks, strain the oil through the cheesecloth into a large bowl. Pour into personal use containers & voila!

The Rebel Method

Really this method is the best of both worlds. I felt that the resins were calling for the heat to really open to the infusion. I wouldn’t even use the fast heat method usually for anything. This was my first time working with resins, and it felt ideal for them

So follow all of the same instructions of the fast method, giving a water bath for about 3-4 hours, and then placing the jar in a sun drenched place for about 3 weeks. This is the what I did, and since this is my first batch of this oil I can’t tell you that it is so much more anything. This is just what I intuitively followed, and I loved the results

I’m also just remembering how I used the leftovers of the herbs. They smelled so good. I mixed them with some bentonite clay and more oil, and made a body scrub. You can crush the larger chunks to get a good scrub mixture

Enjoy this beautiful infusion & let me know what you created with the recipe in the comments

Marisha An

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