WHAT TO MAKE NOW?
HORSE CHESNUT INFUSED OIL
Approx 1kg conkers
500ml unrefined organic olive oil
Break up the conkers using a rolling pin and tea towel and place in a glass pyrex bowl. Cover with the olive oil. Place the bowl in a pan of boiling water (or Bain marie if you have one) so that the water level comes up to the same level as the oil & conkers. Heat very slowly, on the lowest setting for 2 hours. (You should just be able to see the odd wisp of steam.)
Pour the liquid through a sieve and bottle up.
This oil is perfect for varicose veins as it easily covers large areas of the skin. The oil can also be used to make into a Horse chesnut seed cream where you would combine this with a decoction of the seeds using an emulsifier to mix the water and oil parts together, also well suited to varicose veins where the areas are more localised. Thirdly, the oil can be combined with beeswax to make an ointment. This preparation can also be used on varicose veins but is also well suited to haemorrhoids / piles.