Hypericum Infused Oil
Relieving nerve pain
Reducing inflammation- psoriasis, arthritis
Relieving muscle pain
This Hypericum infused oil is well-known to prevent fungal and bacterial infection on the skin like psoriasis and shingles. It can also be beneficial for the scalp and nails when used in moderation. If you suffer from arthritis or more acute pain in the muscles, rubbing a few drops of this oil on the site can quickly eliminate the swelling and redness, and improve range of motion.
St. Johns Wort flowering tops (the flowers and a couple inches of the stem).
Best picked in the middle of the day, in the sunshine when the natural oils are the most intense.
A jar with a lid, Enough olive oil to cover them
Ensure there are no little bugs on the plant material.
Keep the material in the sun for an hour or so and shake well before placing in the jar.
Cover with the oil, make sure all the flowers are covered with oil to avoid mould from growing.
Keep it in direct sunlight for a month or so. After a couple of weeks you will see the oil has turned into a wonderful ruby red colour.
Strain the oil into separate bottles and keep it in a dark cupboard.
How to use:
Just rub a small amount into affected area several times per day, can also be added to salves/balms/creams.
Some people may have reactions to certain herb plant group so when applying a herbal based oil for the very first time try just a small amount of it.
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