Here’s a kitchen hack for you: regular cooking oils, like olive oil, can be transformed into potions. Olive oil can be infused with not only herbs to enhance flavor but also intention to conjure that pay raise. Yep, there’s magic in your pantry.
There’s no need for cauldrons or crystals. All it takes are a variety of dried herbs and olive oil to cast a spell that also satisfies your stomach. Dried rose petals will open your heart and have you swiping right despite those past Tinder nightmares. Chamomile will soothe, making you receptive to the little things (hey, lucky sidewalk pennies add up). And sage is basically an edible Band-Aid for the soul.
Wash and dry herbs overnight to avoid bacterial growth because botulism is anything but charming. You can place dried herbs in a clean mason jar and pour oil over it, letting it sit for two to four weeks. Or if you want to start brewing immediately, heat olive oil in a saucepan with the herbs over medium-low heat, and let steep for two to five minutes. Remove the oil from the heat, and let cool for at least two hours. All those recipes that call for olive oil just got more enchanting.
Who knows? The olive oil drizzled over your avocado toast could lead to the funds for your next vacation. Whether you believe or not, at least you’ll be eating better.
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This is more for opening your heart than hypnotizing your crush. Use in a skillet before scrambling eggs to get into a morning, self-induced confidence boost. You deserve all the love and scrambled eggs.
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups olive oil Dried Rose Petals Dried Culinary Lavender
Heat oil and herbs in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. You don’t want the oil to boil, because as good as fried herbs may sound, they won’t fare well in your infused oil. Allow to heat for 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool. Strain into a mason jar or glass bottle with a clasp.
If you’d use oils to heal externally (our deepest gratitude, coconut oil), why not try an internal healing oil? Infuse olive oil with herbs known to calm and cure like sage and thyme. Add it to your salad dressing to ward off stress.
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups olive oil Sage Thyme
Heat oil in a small saucepan with sage and thyme over medium-low heat. Let heat for 2 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool completely. Strain into a mason jar or glass bottle with a clasp.
Prosperity and Luck Oil
Dry your own chamomile flowers by buying a fresh bunch at the market. (A fresh bouquet at the market sells for $3. That’s a lot of luck for your buck.) They’ll usually dry out overnight. Take a handful to use in the oil, and bake an olive oil loaf to attract new friends and all the good things.
Directions: Peel the zest off of the lemon with a vegetable peeler, leaving the rind out of it to avoid bitterness.
Heat olive oil, dried chamomile, rosemary, and lemon zest in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Let steep for 2 to 5 minutes, and then remove from heat to cool completely. Strain into a mason jar or glass bottle with a clasp.