Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)
Book 1. Essential Oils: 20+ Recipes For Your Body And Soul. Look Relaxed And Well-Groomed
Chapter 10. Clove Oil
Things you’ll need:
Fresh whole cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
How to make the oil?
Step 1: Grind the cloves in a coffee grinder or mortar. You can tell cloves are fresh by their strong and sharp fresh smell. Use whole cloves instead of buying ground ones because ground cloves deteriorate quickly.
Step 2: Cut a circle in a center of a large coffee filter. The filter should be about 3 inches wide.
Step 3: Cut a piece of cotton string. It should be long enough to tie a knot.
Step 4: Scoop the cloves in the center of the coffee filter. Pinch the sides to make a little sachet and tie the ends with a piece of string.
Step 5: Pour the olive oil into a small jar.
Step 6: Add the sachet with ground cloves to the oil. Shake the jar lightly to make sure that the sachet is completely submerged.
Step 7: Tear a small piece of aluminum foil to form a lid on top of the jar. Also, push the foil a bit inside the jar. This will prevent the oil or steam to escape when you heat it.
Step 8: Heat water in a double boiler.
Step 9: Place the jar into the top section of the double boiler. Let the jar sit and heat in the double boiler for about 45 minutes. The steam will allow the cloves to release their properties into the oil.
Step 10: Take the jar out of the double boiler and place it in a safe place.
Step 11: Allow the bag with the cloves to sit in the oil for one week. The longer you leave them to sit, the stronger the oil will be.
Step 12: Store the oil in a cool and dark place.