Soothing St. John’s Wort Oil

Speed wound healing times with this Soothing St. John’s Wort Oil.

St. John's wort oil

Soothe sore muscles with this effective St. John's wort-infused oil.

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Use this effective infused oil to help heal wounds or soothe sore muscles.


• Fresh St. John’s wort flowers
• Enough olive, apricot or almond oil to cover


1. Cut flowers when buds are just beginning to open and stuff into a Mason jar.

2. Add enough oil to cover herbs.

3. Cover the top with cheesecloth and hold in place with a rubber band (do not cover with a lid). The cheesecloth keeps out bugs and allows moisture to evaporate.

4. Place in a sunny spot outdoors or a sunny window. Stir daily, making sure herbs remain covered with oil.

5. In about 2 weeks, the oil will turn red thanks to one of the herb’s chemical ingredients, and the process is complete. Strain through cheesecloth into a clean, dry jar. Store in the refrigerator. Apply to wounds and sore muscles as needed.

Learn more about treating minor injuries, naturally, in Building Your Natural First-Aid Kit: Herbal Skin Healers.