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Home-made rosemary oil!

on 28/10/2013
Home-made rosemary oil! A great food gift! :)

Home-made rosemary oil!
A great food gift! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Summer, I had a big rosemary plant & wanted to keep a part of it in a lovely home-made rosemary oil! It is easy peasy to make & you will love this fragrant easy to make fresh rosemary oil! This is how I made it! Check it out! It will make a great food gift! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Recipe: I had 1 full bottle of 250 ml & a bit leftover

4 to 5 large sprigs of fresh rosemary, cleaned, bigger stalks removed

350 ml of a good fruity extra virgin olive oil

a clean pot with fitted lid

a funnel to help you


1. First, sterilize your pot with fitted lid, one circle into your dishwasher or boil your pot & lid for 10 minutes. Drain off the water but not touch the interior of the pot & lid.

2. Crush some rosemary leaves, for added flavour & tear a few of them.ย Add all of your rosemary, to your pot bigger pot. ย Now, pour your fruity evoo, with help of a funnel, all over it into the pot until nearly full. You just need some place to screw the lid. Screw the lid back on, really tight. Now, shake the pot up & down a few times to let it all mingle. Place into a dark dry cupboard & leave it there until it is to your liking! I shaked my pot every day & few times up & down. My rosemary oil was ready after 5 weeks. Pour it, with theย useย of funnels, ย into a fitted clean bottle or smaller bottles. You can add the smaller rosemary leaves to the bottle if you want to. ย Use it when you want to use yummy rosemary. The uses are endless! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tips: If you want to make rosemary scented sweet potato fries, you do it like this: Place your peeled sweet potato fries in 1 layer in your non-stick oven dish. Add some sea salt & freshly ground black pepper. Add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of your fruity rosemary oil & mingle all well with clean hands. Roast for about 25 to 30 minutes in a preheated oven on 200ยฐC & turn the fries over in half of the roasting time. You will love them!

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67 responses to “Home-made rosemary oil!

  1. Nic says:

    Great idea! We have a ton of rosemary in the garden.

  2. Sounds delicious. I love how you made all of those flavor infused drinks and oils.

  3. I like to make herb oil too! They smell so good!

  4. Liz says:

    love it when folks preserve summer’s bounty ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ordered a stash of vanilla beans and they just arrived. Will try the sherry vanilla you posted a while back. Am excited!

  5. Koko says:

    A beautiful, creative way to use up those herbs in the garden! Rosemary is my favourite herb, and I know how great flavoured oils can taste! yum! Wouldn’t this make a great homemade gift, too!

  6. Eva Taylor says:

    I just brought in my rosemary plant because they don’t weather well in Toronto’s winters. Great gift idea.

  7. Wonderful Christmas idea, Sophie! Our rosemary bush is huge! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Homemade rosemary oil sounds amazing!

  9. mmmarzipan says:

    Oh, I would love this! Rosemary smells so good and has such a great flavour!

  10. Norma Chang says:

    Great idea, love your packaging.

  11. Why have I never heard of this idea?! I LOVE rosemary!!! Gah!

  12. Poppy says:

    Lovely, I love rosemary and love making herb oils, this is going in my mind for Christmas gifts! X

  13. Rosemary is in my top 5 list if favorite herbs – yum!

  14. winnymarch says:

    Sophiee, seriously. do u make it by ur self? i cant believe u can make it

  15. Hotly Spiced says:

    This would make a lovely gift. My rosemary plant just died and you’ve reminded me to go and buy another one – I just can’t stand having to buy rosemary in the stores when it’s so easy to grow xx

  16. Katarina says:

    I would love to get this as a gift! Hugs!

  17. uberdish says:

    A lovely gift! And, mmmmmm rosemary scented sweet potato fries – I love that idea!

  18. Sophie! What a smart woman. Do you still have some rosemary left? May I suggest some Ligurian Pesto? It’s just olive oil, the herb, garlic and some salt. Whizz it up it the food processor, store in clean jars in the freezer. It works wonders on a pizza.

    Have a superb week!

  19. ritavegas says:

    Is a great idea! We have plenty of rosemary! I love this idea! I’ll make it for sure!!

  20. This would make such a great gift.. *hint hint*. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Love this– we have rosemary in the side yard– would be fun Christmas gifts for my coworkers. Thanks Sophie!

  22. tempting to try your version,
    btw i was so lucky that my friends gave me a leftover pure thyme and rosemarry extracs from several chemical extraction, she using it for her thesis…

  23. What a thoughtful gift – and the ribbon is absolutely adorable. What an easy recipe! I would love to grow some rosemary, what does yours look like? I would love to use the rosemary oil in mashed potatoes or any potato dishโ€ฆmmmmM!

  24. LOVE infused oil. It’s so easy to make and economical to use up all the leftover fresh herbs ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. twbarritt says:

    What a great idea! I love the flavor of rosemary – it’s so great that you made your own infused oil!

  26. Oh I LOVE rosemary oil! Especially on potatoes. And love that this would make such a special Christmas gift for a loved one. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  27. afracooking says:

    Such a fabulous chrismas gift idea!

  28. Karen says:

    I love the sound of your sweet potatoes with the rosemary oil…I bet they are delicious.

  29. Tammy says:

    I’m so happy that you posted this. I have a giant rosemary bush and I love to make tea from it but hadn’t thought about oil. Great idea for Christmas Sophie!

  30. Sophie, where are you? You usually pop up on my email every few days. Hope you are doing well, blog friend.

    • Sophie33 says:

      I took 3 weeks of blogging for a break, dear Rhonda & then I don’t blog at all! I am truly disconnected then. I will be back sooner then later,… ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  31. Oooooh I will be making this for sure!

  32. sf says:

    the ribbon is adorable!

  33. Nashe says:

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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