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Ultimate Guide to Infusing Coconut Oil with Herbs: From Kitchen to Wellness

Posted on March 28 2024

Coconut oil. Herbs. Two simple ingredients that, when combined, can create a powerful and versatile tool for your well-being. 

Infused coconut oil is a product where the goodness of herbs is extracted into coconut oil, creating a potent and shelf-stable concoction. 

This fantastic oil boasts a broad range of uses, from culinary delights to personal care wonders and all-natural wellness solutions.

This guide will take you from a curious beginner to a confident infuser, showing you everything you need to know about creating your own infused coconut oil at home.

Why Infuse Coconut Oil with Herbs?

The beauty of infused coconut oil lies in its ability to combine the health benefits of both its ingredients. 

Coconut oil, besides being a delicious cooking staple, is packed with health benefits that may help boost metabolism and offer natural antibacterial properties. 

Infusing it with herbs adds another layer of goodness. 

Here's how it boosts your well-being:

  • Culinary Delights. A touch of rosemary-infused coconut oil can lift your roasted vegetables, while a hint of basil-infused oil adds a vibrant twist to your pasta dishes. The options are endless!
  • Personal Care Powerhouse. Coconut oil's moisturizing properties, combined with the therapeutic effects of certain herbs, create a nourishing base for DIY lotions, salves, and lip balms. Calendula or chamomile-infused coconut oil can soothe dry or irritated skin, while lemongrass-infused oil adds a refreshing touch.
  • All-Natural Wellness Solutions. Infused coconut oil can be a fantastic addition to your natural wellness routine. Looking for a calming massage oil? Lavender-infused coconut oil can be your answer. Need a soothing topical treatment for sore muscles? Try a rosemary-infused version.

Choosing Your Herbs 

The possibilities are endless when it comes to herb selection. The perfect herb depends on how you plan to use your infused coconut oil. 

Here's a quick guide to pairing herbs with coconut oil for different uses to get you started.

Culinary Creations

    • Sweet Treats. Vanilla bean, cinnamon, or mint can add a delightful touch to baked goods and desserts.
    • Savory Sensations. Rosemary, thyme, garlic, or basil can infuse your cooking oil with a burst of flavor, perfect for meats, vegetables, and pasta dishes.

Topical Treatments

    • Soothing Skin. Calendula, chamomile, or lavender can create calming and nourishing salves for dry or irritated skin.
    • Invigorating Effects. Peppermint or lemongrass can add a refreshing touch to lotions or massage oils.

Wellness Wonders

    • Calming and Relaxation. Lavender, chamomile, or lemon balm can promote feelings of peace and tranquility.
    • Digestive Support. Ginger, fennel, or thyme can be beneficial for occasional digestive discomfort.

Ready, Set, Infuse!

Now for the fun part: creating your own infused coconut oil.

Don't worry. We're ditching the stovetop method and exploring a safe, efficient, and mess-free alternative – the ONGROK Method.

Best yet, ONGROK's ingenious machines take the guesswork out of the process. 


This first step activates the potential benefits of your chosen herbs. 

Simply place your dried herbs in the Decarboxylator Machine and follow the recommended settings for your specific herb. 

The machine's precise temperature controls ensure optimal decarboxylation without any risk of burning.

Infusion Perfection

Once decarboxylated, transfer your ground herbs and oil to the ONGROK Butter Maker, choose your settings (120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit for about 60 minutes), and press start. It's that easy!

This machine lets you infuse coconut oil with activated herbs under controlled temperature settings. 

The Butter Maker features a user-friendly interface and pre-programmed settings for various infusion times and temperatures, ensuring consistent and potent results every time. 

Plus, the self-cleaning function makes cleanup a breeze!

Top Tips for Success

  • Choosing Your Coconut Oil. Opt for virgin, unflavored coconut oil, which retains the most nutrients and flavor. Look for cold-pressed, unrefined varieties for the best results.
  • Freshness Matters. Use the freshest herbs possible for the most potent infusion.
  • Herb Preparation. Use high-quality, dried herbs for the most potent infusion. Grind the herbs slightly to increase the surface area and promote better contact with the oil.
  • The Infusion Process
    1. Start Low, Go Slow. It's always better to start with a lower concentration of herbs and adjust based on your preference. You can always add more during future infusions.
    2. Monitor the Temperature. While the ONGROK Botanical Infuser Machine and Kit take care of precise temperature control, keeping an eye on the settings is still a good practice. Aim for a temperature range between 120 °F and 140 °F for optimal infusion without compromising the potency of the herbs.
  • Storage. Store your infused coconut oil in an airtight container in a cool, dark place, like a pantry. It can last for up to 3 months.
  • Label It! Clearly label your infused oil with the type of herb used and the date of creation.

Start Infusing!

With a little creativity and the help of innovative tools from ONGROK, you can unlock a world of possibilities with infused coconut oil. 

Not only will you be creating potent and versatile solutions for your well-being, but you'll also have a fun and rewarding journey of DIY self-care.

Explore ONGROK's innovative tools and create your own customized solutions for a healthier and happier you!

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