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 5. Anise Oil
Things you’ll need:
2 ounces anise pods
1 cup neutral-flavored oil
How to make the oil?
Step 1: Preheat a stainless-steel pan over medium heat. Once it is hot enough, add the anise pods.
Step 2: Toast the pods for about 5 minutes or until fragrant. Stir the pods frequently.
Step 3: Use a spice grinder to grind the anise pods. Return the ground pods to the saucepan.
Step 4: Pour in a cup of neutral oil and heat for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
Step 5: Remove the pan and leave to cool.
Step 6: Pour this mixture into a glass container. Keep in the fridge for two weeks. During this period, the oil will infuse, and then you can strain it.
Step 7: To strain the oil, use a sieve lined with a few layers of fine cheesecloth.
Step 8: Store the oil in a sterilized glass jar or bottle. Seal the bottle tightly and keep in the fridge.
Step 9: Make a label and use the oil within a month.