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