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« on: July 31, 2011 06:40:46 PM »

I have been growing fresh peppermint in my garden thinking I could use it in making lip balm. anyone know how I can make the peppermint into an oil? or extract the pepperminty goodness? thanks for any help!
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011 07:40:14 PM »

Your best bet would be to dry it and then make an infused oil. Extracting essential oils requires tons of the base plant and special tools Sad

There's a ton of ways to infuse an oil, one of the more simple ones being to heat your base oil, place your herbs in a clean dry glass jar and pour oil over. Leave for a few days/weeks until oil is the strength you want it and strain out the herbs. You can look up other ways too, I did a quick search and a crockpot method came up!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 07:49:57 PM »

ok thanks. never thought about googling it,lol first thing I thought of was asking here!
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011 08:01:07 PM »

I also just found this link. I am putting it up in case anyone else needs some info. I've heard of this company too. I'm on the mailing list! lol

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