Anyone ever made peppermint essential oil
July 10, 2010 6:33pm CST
I made the mistake of planting mint two years ago, and it has taken over my flower bed. I use it to make tea, and I give it to my friends. I was searching online for other uses, and came across several how to make peppermint essentials oil. I am thinking about trying one, and I was wondering if anyone ever made this oil before.
• United States
20 Jul 10
Make mint extract. Vodka is best. Stuff a bottle full of mint and fill it with Vodka. This is from cooks.com To make mint extract, obtain a pound or so of fresh spearmint or peppermint leaves (harvest them at noon time on a sunny day), wash them well and crush/bruise the leaves. Add these to a quart sized canning jar of vodka and place in the sun. Using a piece of well-washed, new cheese cloth, strain (and discard) the leaves from the infusion after three to four weeks.