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.