Homemade Natural Remedies: 80 Organic Beauty Recipes On A Budget For A Healthy Life - Lora Brenner (2016)
Book 1. Essential Oils: 20+ Recipes For Your Body And Soul. Look Relaxed And Well-Groomed
Chapter 17. Peppermint Oil
Things you’ll need:
Fresh peppermint leaves
Choose the quantities based on what amount of oil you need
How to make the oil?
Step 1: Begin by preparing the peppermint leaves. Wash them thoroughly, and chop or crush them.
Step 2: Add the peppermint leaves in a jar and fill it with the olive oil. It is important that the leaves are completely submerged.
Step 3: Seal the jar and keep it in a sunny spot for 24 hours.
Step 4: Strain the oil through fine cheesecloth and submerge a new batch of crushed peppermint leaves.
Step 5: Seal the jar again and leave in a sunny post for another 24 hours.
Step 6: Repeat these steps for 5 days.
Step 7: After this period, strain the oil into another glass container. Discard the leaves and store the oil in a dark glass bottle.
Step 8: Keep in a dark and cool place.