How To Make Homemade Garlic Oil

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Making homemade garlic oil is very simple!  From cooking to ear infections or aches – it’s convenient to have on hand!

  • Crush cloves of garlic (how ever much you want to make)
  • Cover cloves with olive oil about 1 inch over the garlic
  • Let this stand for about 3 days, shaking daily. Don’t leave the garlic in the oil much longer than this.
  • Strain the garlic from the oil with a coffee filter, cheesecloth or clean white cotton t-shirt.
  • Store oil in a jar

How can you use garlic oil?  You can use it in cooking for drizzling or frying.  You can also use it for ear aches & infections!

For ear aches and infections: 

Warm garlic oil to a comfortable temperature (you want to use warm garlic, but be sure it isn’t too hot!)  Place 2-4 drops in the ear 2 or 3 times a day.  Lie on your side for 5-10 minutes so the oil doesn’t run

I normally use colloidal silver for my ear infections, but this is a good alternative if I run out; it’s also yummy for cooking! 😉

Enjoy!  It’s easy to make homemade oils!

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  1. says

    SO good for those ears! and yum on salads. whoda thunk? 🙂 i don’t usually make garlic oil unless i need it for those ears, but i do let garlic steep in warm oil before i cook with it. often!

  2. says

    I love using garlic and garlic oil in cooking, but I had never heard of it as a remedy for ear infections. I’ll have to try that next time we have one in our house.

  3. says

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  4. Anonymous says

    hello, i am so glad i found you website,love all the healing remedies,and all the uses of garlic. good to read,not only it taste so good,also has healing power. i am a 69 year old retired female,also suffer from oste, arthritis,and fybromyalgia, allergies to most antobiotics. so i rely on a lot of home remedies. Thanks. Jackie

  5. Anonymous says

    But what about botulism? The anaerobic bacterias will thrive in the anaerobic environment, causing a risk of deadly poisoning unless the garlic is heated to at least 200F.

  6. Anonymous says

    I was also wondering how long it keeps as i have read in several places that garlic only can only last a week, can you help with this ? thanks


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