Mint has been used for aromatherapy and alternative medicine for centuries. Fresh mint leaves in tea is used to ease stomach aches and indigestion. The fresh scent is used for relaxation, headaches and fever. By making your own oil-based mint perfume, you can experience the benefits of mint.
Things You'll Need
Pour 1 ½ cups of jojoba, grapeseed or almond oil into a jar. Place the jar aside.
Gather ½ cup of fresh mint leaves from your garden or the store. Clean the leaves by rinsing them with cold water to remove any dirt, bugs or debris. Dry the leaves gently with a paper towel.
Place the mint leaves in a sealed plastic bag. Use a rubber mallet to gently tap the peppermint leaves to release the essential oils. Do not pound on the peppermint or you will risk damaging the leaves. Use a light tapping motion to get the right results.
Place the mint leaves in your jar of oil that you have placed aside. Seal the jar and set the jar aside and out of direct sunlight. The jar should be stored at room temperature for 24 hours.
Use cheesecloth to separate the oil from the mint leaves. Place the cheesecloth over the top of the jar and strain the mint leaves from the oil into the second jar. If the oil does not have a strong enough mint smell, repeat the process using the same oil to make it stronger.
Store your oil-based mint perfume at room temperature out of direct sunlight. You can now experience the alternative health benefits of mint.
References and ResourcesOrganic Facts: Health Benefits of Peppermint Oil
Henriette's Herbal Homepage: Making essential oil