Tree oil extraction

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Tree oil extraction

The family holiday wasn't all stressful.

We made a sweet concoction on the wood stove:

Take a few handfuls of pine and balsam needles and warm them in a cup of veggie oil in a double boiler, for a few hours.

The veggie oil extracts the tree oils and, once filtered, produces a fragrant balm reminiscent of the forest, with medicinal uses (external).