What is Infusion
Oil infusion involves the process of adding any herb or botanical to a carrier oil, butter or fat of your choosing.
This process infuses the goodness of the ingredients into the oil, making it a healthier choice for cooking, consumption or topical use.
Plus, it's a great way to add flavor to your food and scent to your homecare creations, not to mention the health benefits provided by the botanical properties of the infusion.
With just a few simple ingredients you can create an extensive range of creations that will impress even the most discerning palates!WHY LĒVO?
Infused oil, butter, honey, milk and more is a simple way to tasty, healthy flavor without using processed ingredients.
Infusion is actually the back-of-house secret behind some of the best restaurant dishes!
Think about the difference between a regular sponge cake made plain canola oil compared to a cake made with espresso bean and anise infused almond oil... there's a big difference in flavor.
Infusion goes beyond the kitchen, too. Infuse ingredients for lotions, serums, bath bombs and more to control what goes in and on your body.
There are a great number of benefits and reasons to begin your journey into the world of home infusions!
While everyone will have their own motivations for venturing into this time-honored craft, the chances of discovering all new uses, flavors, scents, and applications for what you've created are unbelievably high.
In fact, the sky is the limit!
There are many health benefits to creating your own home infusions.
Whether you suffer from chronic pain, insomnia, or are interested in improving your overall health and well-being, home infusions can help get you there.
When you infuse at home you get the health benefits of powerful herbs saturated into healthy fats for use in foods and topicals.
This helps their bioavailability and makes the healthiest application method possible for your needs, be it topical or ingestible!
You can control the potency, manage dosing, and can wholeheartedly trust in the ingredients you are putting into your body.
Control What You Consume
One of the most desired benefits of home infusion is the ability to control the ingredients of the products you consume and use on a daily basis.
From food, to skincare, and other medicinal tinctures or topicals, removing additives from most things is implausible
Usually, premade infusions use extraction techniques and add-ons that result in unwanted additives.
By hand selecting the ingredients for your infusion, you can ensure that only the most wholesome ingredients make their way into your body.
The process of infusing is simple and unmatched in the power it returns of controlling the products that can help or hinder your health through their consumption.
Infusing provides the true richness of plant botanicals, adding a deeper flavor profile to any base.
Infuse the subtle or complex flavors of spices, herbs, florals and more with a simple pairing.
Indulge in a diverse pool of flavors, hand-crafted by you and for you!
Additionally, home infusion enables you the opportunity to tailor any creation to your own personal tastes, while maintaining the flexibility to edit any infused delicacy thereafter!
With home infusion, you save money and time spent shopping.
The cost of getting started with home infusion is nothing compared to the cost of infused oils available for purchase, let alone the quality of the preserved and packaged goods available on store shelves.
You can pay less to get more out of infusion and spare yourself the unwanted additives along the way.
The Joys of Homemaking
Few things are as satisfying as bringing your own unique ideas to life, especially in the kitchen or home.
Whether it’s a salad dressing, marinade, elevated cookie recipe, infused bath or skincare product, creating something special feeds the soul and spirit just as much as it may fulfill the needs of your stomach or health overall!
For personal use, to share with loved ones, or to serve the needs of your personal brand or business, home infusion spreads love to all those it touches.
What Can You Infuse?
All of the leafy greens we love!
From basil, tarragon, thyme, sage, chives, mint, bay leaves, cilantro, parsley, and beyond, garden herbs are a favorite for infusions.
Their unique tastes and ability for pairing offer plenty of options for cooking and consuming.WHY LĒVO?
Most often in the form of seeds, but sometimes roots or bark, spices make a statement when combined with oils and fats.
Some favorites include cumin, turmeric, anise, pepper, ginger, wasabi, and cinnamon.WHY LĒVO?
Coffee, Espresso, Cacao, Vanilla
These beautiful beans have a whole complementary array of benefits, both alone or as a flavor consortium.
Heartily useful in both savory and sweet creations, this infusion is any coffee lover’s dream!WHY LĒVO?
What Carrier Liquids Are Best?
Extra virgin olive oil is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E and is popular because of its versatility. ‘Extra virgin’ means that the oil hasn’t been extracted from the olives using heat or chemicals.
Olive oil can safely be used to cook with as it has a smoke point of between 374°F and 405°F.WHY LĒVO?
A great oil to use for heart health, avocados may help reduce the risks of stroke and heart attacks by helping maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.
The monounsaturated fats that are found in avocados are helpful for cholesterol and are also a great brain food (our brains need fat to work well!).
With a really high smoke point of 520°F, infused avocado oil is a great choice for stir-frying or roasting vegetables.WHY LĒVO?
Coconut Oil and MCT Oil
These are popular options, and longingly selected for their versatility for use in both recipes and topicals.WHY LĒVO?
The golden goodness of carriers that serves to create rich, creamy infusions for culinary creations of all kinds!WHY LĒVO?
As a clarified butter, ghee is known for its health properties, and is frequently used for healing practices in Ayurvedic medicine, such as for treating burns, and rashes and helping to hydrate dry skin and hair.WHY LĒVO?
Also known as glycerol, this carrier is commonly used to make alcohol-free tincture, facial serums, lotions, balms, salves, and soap.WHY LĒVO?
A fan favorite for infusions, home-infused lavender or hibiscus honey is sure to elevate whatever you choose to pour it over!
Additionally, the health properties of using locally sourced honey are sure to provide the immunity support your body needs through changing seasons.WHY LĒVO?
The Challenges with Old School Infusion
How Do I Get Started Infusing?
People have developed numerous ways to infuse botanicals into carriers.
Infusion has been done with ovens, crock pots, blenders, and double boilers, all followed by manual straining through cheesecloth.
Though these processes are a decent start… results are messy, inconsistent, and hard to replicate.
In order to create a proper infusion, precise temperature control and attention is crucial – this is the main challenge with the devices above.