How to Make Oregano Oil

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Sometimes we can get into a little condiment rut around our daily meals. A little oil here, a little vinegar there, maybe a dash of this or that and call it good. Making your own oregano oil is an easy and economical way to liven up steamed vegetables, salads, sauces and even pizza.

Step 1

Heat oil in saucepan until it begins to warm.

Step 2

Wash oregano, removing any damaged leaves. Crush slightly to release the scent.

Step 3

Place herbs into a jar of your choosing. There's no need to stuff the jar completely full--a little goes a long way.

Step 4

Pour the warmed oil into the bottle or jar and cover. Place in a cool, dark cupboard for about a week. The longer you infuse the oil, the stronger it will be. It should sit for at least seven days.

Step 5

You can either strain out the herbs or leave them in the bottle prior to using.

Tips and Warnings

  • Botulism can occur in any home canning product. It is recommended that you store this product in the refrigerator and use within three to four weeks.

Things You'll Need

  • Olive oil
  • Fresh oregano
  • Decorative bottle or canning jar with stopper or lid
  • A small saucepan with heavy bottom
Keywords: oregano, oil, herbs, condiment

About this Author

Nikki Jardin began freelance writing in 2009 and focuses on food and travel articles. She has been professional cook and caterer for more than 20 years. She holds a degree in environmental science from Humboldt State University.

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