How to: Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil
1. Choose fresh herbs from the market or your own garden. 2. You can chop them well, or leave on branches and leaves. In the photo, the herbs are finely chopped. 3. Place on trays of ice cubes (about 2/3 full of herbs).
4. You can mix herbs (sage, thyme, rosemary). 5. Place extra virgin olive oil or unsalted melted butter over the herbs. 6. Cover with plastic and freeze. 7. Remove frozen cubes and store in small containers or bags to freeze. 8. Do not forget to label each container or bag with the type of herbs (and oil) inside
Clever idea! Whenever I buy herbs, I seem to end up throwing too much away. Now I could freeze them and have them at hand whenever I needed them!
Chamomile is an herb that comes from a flowering plant from the daisy family. Both the fresh and dried flowers of chamomile have been used to create teas for centuries to cure a number of health problems. The active ingredient in chamomile essential oil is known as bisabolol, which has a number of anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties and it has also been used for hundreds of years in cosmetics because of its perceived skin healing properties
What are the Benefits of Chamomile?
Insomnia and other sleep disorders
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Wounds, burns, and scrapes
Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, chickenpox, and diaper rash
Stomach problems such as menstrual cramps, stomach flu, and ulcers
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