Step 1 Hot Infusion For dried herbs: for each 2 cups of oil use 1 cup of dried herbs. For fresh herbs: for each 2 cups of oil use 2 cups of fresh herbs. Prepare a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water. Place the herbs and oil in the glass bowl. Heat mixture slowly over low heat for about 3 hours. Strain into a bowl. Let the oil cool, then transfer into dark, glass bottles sealed with a cap. Store in a cool, dark place. Step 2 Choose herbs with healing, soothing properties to prepare your own salves and ointments to apply to sore skin and wounds. Simply combine an infused oil with chosen herbs and beeswax. Pour 3-4 fluid ounces of an infused oil into a glass bowl, and place over a pot of boiling water. Add a small, square piece of beeswax to the infused oil, stirring constantly until the wax has completely melted. The beeswax will thicken the mixture, giving it just the right consistency. Pour the warm liquid into small, dark ointment jars. Store in a cool, dark place.