There are a lot of essential oil companies out there right now. I’ve used oils before, but the cost starts adding up when used regularly. I can’t imagine spending that amount of money over a long period of time just to use a few drops of oil. There are some things that I feel comfortable splurging on, but essential oils isn’t one of them. 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. I like using oils on my skin and hair and needed something that wasn’t too expensive, but would last me a while. 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. I thought it would be hard to learn how to make infused oil, but it’s a fairly easy process. Once I learned how to make peppermint oil I started using it in everything! I use homemade mint oil on my hair and skin, plus it smells great. Enjoy!
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, 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.