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This is a Badge Bit (BB) that is part of the PEP Curiculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Natural Medicine.

For this BB you will create mullein blossom and garlic infused oil:
- Make the infused oil, and take a picture of it being made, and of it being finished.


NOTE!   Some people prefer mullein blossom oil without garlic.   This is acceptable - but you need to add a mention for your reasons for not including garlic.


source: www.pistachioproject.com


Web pages on how to make mullein garlic infused oil:

https://abetterwaytothrive.com/herbal-ear-oil-mullein-garlic/


https://mommypotamus.com/mullein-garlic-oil-recipe/


https://www.anniesremedy.com/chart_remedy.php?rem_ID=555

general information about mullein oil uses


To show you've completed this BB you must post pictures of the following:
- picture of the ingredients being harvested
- picture of the infused oil being made
- picture of the finished infused oil in its labelled jar.

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Here is my Mullein / Garlic Oil

I went with the 3 week slow soak in a window.

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Mullein
Mullein
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Mullein flowers in jar
Mullein flowers in jar
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Garlic cloves
Garlic cloves
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Combined and soaking in olive oil
Combined and soaking in olive oil
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Finished mullein/garlic oil
Finished mullein/garlic oil
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Recipe
Recipe
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I made an oil infusion of garlic and mullein blossoms! I used the slow cooker in wheaton labs to speed up the process.

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labelled finished product
labelled finished product
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side view of finished oil
side view of finished oil
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ingredients in jar, ready for oil
ingredients in jar, ready for oil
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harvesting mullein blossoms
harvesting mullein blossoms
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I used the 30 day maceration process for this oil. Harvested the mullein flowers from the creek near my home. I used fresh flowers so I leave them sit for a day to wilt and for bugs to depart,.add a splash of high proof alcohol and shake the flowers in the jar to fully coat flower and remove unseen and unwanted pests, then cover in oil and let sit in a cool place for a month. Strain and label. I use this for my ears as needed for waxy build up or earache.  
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Finished
Finished
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Strained oil
Strained oil
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Handful of fresh mullein flowers
Handful of fresh mullein flowers
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Picking flowers
Picking flowers
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Straining
Straining
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Note: garlic is a required ingredient - please review opening post

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Note: I hereby certify this badge bit complete. see required garlic omission comments https://permies.com/wiki/116044/pep-natural-medicine/PEP-BB-medicine-sand-oil#1303529

 
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Here is my mullein garlic oil after one week infusing on a sunny window sill.
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Prior to harvest
Prior to harvest
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Harvesting flowers
Harvesting flowers
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Flowers harvested
Flowers harvested
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Sliced garlic added
Sliced garlic added
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Add extra virgin olive oil
Add extra virgin olive oil
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Sitting on sunny window sill
Sitting on sunny window sill
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Finished infused oil in labelled jar
Finished infused oil in labelled jar
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Strained oil
Strained oil
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I did not use garlic due to my personal preference. I make separate oils and blend them as needed. Last time I used a garlic in my ear oil my pillow repelled vampires for far longer than my ear ached.
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