Edible Ginger-Infused Cooking Oil


If you are interested in making your own herbal medicines or handmade gifts, infused oils are the perfect way to begin. They are simple to create, absolutely decadent to use and the whole process will make your house smell like heaven. This is fun to do and would be a great experiment to do with your kiddos for a summer project.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
3 cups


  • 2 cups very thinly sliced ginger root

  • 3 cups coconut oil, melted


  1. Lay ginger slices out on your dehydrator tray. Dry according to manufacturer's instructions, rotating every 20 to 30 minutes, until crisp and fragrant, about 2 hours.

  2. Break up dried ginger into smaller pieces; transfer to a saucepan. Add coconut oil; heat gently over low heat until natural oils from ginger infuse the oil, at least 2 hours.

  3. Strain ginger oil through a strainer to remove large pieces. Wrap cheesecloth over top of a glass jar. Pour ginger oil through cheesecloth into jar to strain again.

Cook's Notes:

Leave skin on the ginger and slice paper-thin with a mandoline slicer if possible.

The only way to end up with the best product possible in my opinion is to remove as much moisture as possible from the root. I have had different herb, root extractions or macerations mold over due to not getting all the moisture out that I should have.

After straining the ginger pieces, you can grind them finely to use in a poultice or paste, or compost them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

120 Calories
14g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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