Solar infusion is a fun, easy, and smart way to improve your DIY recipes.
With patience and the sun’s help, you get to extract the plant or herb’s aroma and beneficial properties and have an amazing oil.
For this recipe, we used dried peppermint to make body oil. This oil product, however, can also be used as a carrier oil to improve other DIYs. Note that solar infused oils are not the same as essential oils; they are not as strong, which makes them safe to use topically–especially for children.
What I Love About This Peppermint Infused Oil Recipe
I really love using this recipe as a body oil. The almond oil is very moisturizing and soothing to my skin, and the soft notes of peppermint just smells great! This Peppermint Body Oil is perfect when I feel tired after a long day since it’s energizing and pain soothing.
What’s in This Peppermint Body Oil Recipe
Peppermint is a popular herb for a reason. It has tons of amazing benefits for health and wellness- no wonder it’s added in food preparation, teas, essential oils, etc. For this recipe, dried peppermint provides that subtle fresh and minty aroma, plus the oil’s soothing and cooling effect feels so good when massaged on the body.
You can actually choose your own preferred carrier oil for this recipe. We chose almond oil.
Almond oil is not too oily- it’s not sticky, heavy, or uncomfortable when applied on the skin but is highly moisturizing. Also, you don’t want a strongly scented carrier oil so the smell of mint will really exude.
Things to Remember When Using This Infused Oil Recipe
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This peppermint body oil recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This recipe is safe to use with kids age 2+.
This recipe is generally safe to use topically on cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
This recipe is generally safe to use topically on dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Peppermint Infused Oil Recipe
Peppermint Body Oil Recipe Through Solar Infusion
1 Tbsp dried peppermint leaves (~0.1 oz)
¼ cup almond oil†
2 oz sealable jar*
- Crush peppermint leaves using your hands, then place them in the jar.
Pour almond oil or another carrier oil over the peppermint leaves. Seal the jar.
- Place in a sunny window for 4-5 weeks, shaking the contents occasionally. If the jar isn’t totally sealed, some oil may evaporate. If this occurs, refresh it with more oil.
- Using a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth, strain out the peppermint leaves.
- To use, apply to skin for a soothing and cooling effect, or use as a carrier oil in another recipe like the Bug Off Roll-On.
- †1/4 cup of almond oil is quite a large amount of almond oil from your Bonus Box. If you are worried about running out of almond oil, feel free to replace it with another carrier oil, like avocado oil or olive oil.
Just Add Mint!
You can definitely use this recipe as a carrier oil to your DIY recipes. With added beneficial benefits from peppermint, your DIYs will really go a long way. What recipe would you want to use this as a carrier oil for? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below.
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