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What are Macerates?

Macerates are created by infusing a carrier oil with a therapeutic herb. The can also be known as herbal oils, infused oils or phytols. The plant material is added to the carrier oil and left to infuse over a period of time, thus imparting the properties of the herb to the oil.

Infusing an oil in this way provides a therapeutic product that has many uses. Macerated oils are particularly suited to skincare, especially troublesome or more mature skin. They can be added to a skincare blend (for example a facial or body oil) or used on their own.

Herbs such as Marigold, Calendula (St John’s Wort – pictured), Centella (Gotu Kola) and Arnica all make excellent herbal oils. Some more unusual macerates include Carrot, which is cleansing and detoxifying, and luxurious floral macerates such as Jasmine and Champaca.