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How to Make Peppermint Oil

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

I like using oils on my skin and hair and needed something that wasn’t too expensive, but would last me a while. So, I learned how to make peppermint oil.

This diy mint-infused oil is made with fresh mint from the farmers market and grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is good for the skin and doesn’t have a harsh smell or taste like other oils.

Once I learned how to make infused oil with peppermint I started using it in everything! I use homemade mint oil on my hair and skin, plus it smells great. Enjoy!

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How To Make Peppermint Oil

Take a bunch of mint, wash them, and pat them dry. Remove the brown leaves from the bunch.

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

Cut the mint, including the stems. Place the cut mint into a jar with a lid and begin to muddle. Muddle enough just to bruise the mint.

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil
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How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

Over low heat, in a small sauce pan, warm the grapeseed oil. When the oil is warm, not boiling, pour the oil over the mint in the container. Close the lid on the jar. Allow the mint/oil mixture to sit for at least 24 hours in a cool, dark place.

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

Place an old towel or cheese cloth over a bowl. Scoop the mint into the middle of the towel. Gather the ends of the towel and twist the mint inside of the towel, so the oil can drip back into the bowl.

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

How to Make Mint-Infused Oil

Pour the infused oil back into the jar with the lid. Store in a cool, dark place until ready to use.

Learn how to make infused oil with peppermint in this easy tutorial. Natural homemade peppermint oil can be used for cooking and much more.



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  1. I am totally trying this! We have a ton of mint in the garden at home. I feel like this would be great to rub on extra dry spots after a hot shower.

  2. This is perfect for fruits and summer salads. Thanks for sharing- I will definitely be referencing this later.

  3. I used to have a ton of mint in my backyard… Now I need to go back to the store to go buy some. This will come in handy!

  4. This so smart! I think I’ll try it with lavender and mint. Or lemon and orange zest. There are so many possibilities!

  5. I don’t use oils because I have so many allergies and I don’t know what is in them, however, with this process I would know exactly. Unless this isn’t the same oil people use for smell.

    1. Hi, Gladys! This is an infused oil and not an essential oil. It only requires two ingredients and will definitely smell like mint. I hope you like it!

      1. Can I put this in homemade goat milk soap? The essential oils get expensive but I have a ton of mint in my yard that I can get use put of.

        1. Hi, Jeana! I’m not sure if it would work the same or that the scent will last as long as pure essential oil.

  6. Wow, that was really easy and I bet it is amazing. I love essential oils but they can get quite expensive. This is a great option when you don’t want to spend a lot!

  7. I agree! It’s so much better to make it yourself, and they definitely can be expensive. I used to grow mint in my yard, this would have been great knowledge to have.

    1. Hi, Heather! I bet the smell of fresh mint in your yard was awesome!

    1. Hi, Elle! This process really is easy!

  8. I never knew you could do something like this at home! Very cool! I’ll have to try it out!

    1. Yes and you know everything that’s in it when you make it at home.

  9. Love this, I so need to give it a try, I think there is so much satisfaction in making things yourself and especially when you know exactly what ingredients are going into it!

  10. Wow, this looks like it would be delicious on my savory tofu. I like trying new ingredients. It looks heavenly.

  11. How awesome it is to be able to make your own oils instead of buying them. I like this mint infused grapeseed oil. I can just imagine how lovely the scent would be! Such a simple process too!

    1. I’m glad that you like the recipe, Brenda!

  12. Hello!

    Can I also make mint infused oil with dried mint leaves?

    Thank you

  13. I have an herb garden with plenty of mint. Would love to try this. Could I use coconut oil instead of grape seed oil?

    1. I’m using it right now, i’m about 12 hours into the process. The only note i have so far is that the coconut oil solidifies fairly quickly, and i’m hoping that doesn’t affect the oil.

  14. Thank you so much for sharing recipes with pictures. I will make one for sure!!!

  15. I do treat myself once in awhile, however it doesn’t happen that often. I’ve researched making essential oils at home and found out that it’s virtually impossible because of the process involved.

  16. My leaf infused mint oil doesn’t smell minty. Is that normal? Followed directions.

    1. Hi, Jennifer! It should have a mint smell to it. Does your oil have a stronger scent than the mint, maybe?