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Goldenrod, with its vibrant yellow flowers, has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, this herb can soothe and heal many skin conditions, from dryness and eczema to minor cuts and burns.

Making an infused oil with goldenrod is quite simple.

Here’s an easy guide on how to make it at home.

goldenrod oil

About Goldenrod

Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) is a flowering plant native to North America. It is characterized by its vibrant yellow flowers that bloom in late summer and early fall. While often mistaken for a weed, goldenrod has a long history of use in traditional medicine due to its therapeutic properties.

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Ingredients for Goldenrod Oil

  • 1/2 cup goldenrod
  • 1 cup avocado oil – You can use any carrier oil you choose.
ingredients for goldenrod oil salve

Guide to Making Goldenrod Oil

  1. Start by filling a clean glass jar halfway with goldenrod.
goldenrod flowers in jar
  1. Then, add the avocado oil to cover the goldenrod fully.
goldenrod oil with flowers
goldenrod oil with flowers
  1. Cover the jar with a lid and keep it in a dark spot for 4-5 weeks. Make sure to shake it every few days. This helps to promote the infusion process.
  2. After the infusion, strain the oil using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer to remove the goldenrod flowers. Squeeze the cloth or strainer to extract as much oil as possible.

And that’s it. Your goldenrod oil is ready to be used. You can either use as is or make a salve with this oil.

goldenrod oil
goldenrod oil
goldenrod oil

How to Use Goldenrod Infused Oil

Goldenrod-infused oil (not to be confused with golden rod essential oil) can be used for several things. Here are just a few:

  • Goldenrod oil can help lock in moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and supple.
  • It can be used on your favorite salad as a salad dressing.
  • Can create a salve.
  • The anti-inflammatory compounds in goldenrod can help reduce redness, swelling, and irritation caused by various skin conditions, such as eczema or dermatitis.
  • Incorporate into your bath routine. Just add a few drops to a bathtub.
  • Goldenrod can relieve itchy skin by soothing and calming the affected areas.
  • Helps speed up the healing process of minor cuts, scrapes, and burns, helping to reduce scarring and promote healthy skin regeneration.

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How to Make Goldenrod Infused Oil

Creating infused goldenrod oil is a straightforward process. Below, you'll find a simple step-by-step guide to make it in the comfort of your own home.

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup golden rod
  • 1 cup avocado oil

Instructions
 

  • Start by filling a clean glass jar halfway with goldenrod.
  • Then, add the avocado oil to cover the goldenrod fully.
  • Cover the jar with a lid and keep it in a dark spot for 4-5 weeks. Make sure to shake it every few days. This helps to promote the infusion process.
  • After the infusion, strain the oil using a cheesecloth or fine-mesh strainer to remove the goldenrod flowers. Squeeze the cloth or strainer to extract as much oil as possible.
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