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DIY Natural Mint Oil: Power-Packed Benefits for Skin and Hair

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Fresh mint leaves

About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Discover the wonders of DIY Natural Mint Oil, a versatile carrier oil for enhancing your beauty routine! In this guide, we’ll explore a simple yet potent recipe using fresh mint leaves, sunflower oil, and olive oil.

Follow our easy steps to create a rejuvenating elixir at home. Embrace the benefits of mint with this DIY blend that’s both refreshing and nourishing.

Ingredients Needed

  • Mint leaves, fresh
  • Sunflower oil
  • Olive oil

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products.

Tools Needed

  • 2 large bowls
  • 2 clean towels
  • Wooden spoon
  • Medium-sized sieve
  • One or two glass container(s) to store your DIY Natural Mint Oil

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Natural Mint Oil

This recipe doesn’t require precise ingredient measurements.

1- Start by collecting fresh mint leaves in a large bowl.

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Collect fresh mint leaves in a large bowl
Collect fresh mint leaves in a large bowl

2- Wash the mint leaves thoroughly with water.

3- Spread the washed leaves on a clean towel.

DIY Natural Mint Oil. The mint leaves have been washed and laid out on a towel
The mint leaves have been washed and laid out on a towel

4- Cover the wet mint leaves with a second towel, and press down to absorb water and dry them. Repeat till you ensure that no water remains on the leaves.

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Dry the mint leaves using a second towel
Dry the mint leaves using a second towel

5- To help dry the leaves completely, allow them to aerate for a few minutes.

6- Wash the large bowl, dry it, and then collect the cleaned mint leaves in it.

7- Press the leaves down with your fingers, in preparation to add olive oil and sunflower oil.

8- Pour a small quantity of olive oil over the leaves, followed by enough sunflower oil to fully immerse them. The primary oil used is sunflower oil.

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Pour a small quantity of olive oil over the mint
Pour a small quantity of olive oil over the mint
DIY Natural Mint Oil. Pour mainly sunflower oil to submerge the leaves
Pour mainly sunflower oil to submerge the leaves

9- Use a wooden spoon to press the leaves down under the oil. If required, add more sunflower oil.

10- Cover the bowl containing the mint and oil, and place it in a bain-marie for 15 minutes. A bain-marie is done by placing the bowl in a larger pot of hot steaming water. Use a medium stove temperature. This will gradually heat the contents.

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Place the large bowl in a bain-marie
Place the large bowl in a bain-marie

11- After 15 minutes, remove the bain-marie pot from the stove, leaving the bowl of mint and oil in the warm water. Allow the water to cool completely, which should take approximately one hour.

12- Using a medium-sized sieve and a second bowl, strain out the mint leaves to collect the oil. Use the wooden spoon to compress the leaves in the sieve to extract all the oil.

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Press the leaves to extract all the oil
Press the leaves to extract all the oil

13- Scoop the mint-infused oil into one or two glass container(s). And you’re done!

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Final product 2
DIY Natural Mint Oil. Final product

How to Use: DIY Natural Mint Oil

Here’s a guide on how to use DIY Natural Mint Oil for both skin and hair, including its incorporation into other handmade beauty products:

For Skin:

  1. Balanced Hydration: Add a few drops to your moisturizer for balanced hydration, ideal for dry skin.
  2. Dark Spot Reduction: Gently apply on areas with dark spots or blemishes to promote a clearer complexion.
  3. Skin Brightening: Incorporate into your skincare routine for a radiant and even skin tone.
  4. Puffiness and Dark Circles: Dab lightly under the eyes to reduce puffiness and diminish dark circles.
  5. Acne Management: Apply a diluted solution to affected areas as a natural remedy for acne.

For Hair:

  1. Scalp Harmony: Massage into the scalp to regulate and maintain a balanced scalp environment.
  2. Hair Growth Support: Apply to the scalp to support new hair growth and overall hair health.
  3. Reduced Hair Loss: Gently massage onto the scalp to potentially reduce hair loss.
  4. Dandruff Relief: Use as a pre-shampoo treatment to help remove dandruff and soothe the scalp.
  5. Dry Scalp Nourishment: Massage onto the dry scalp to moisturize and promote a healthier scalp.

Beauty Product Incorporation:

Infuse your handmade beauty products, such as soaps and scrubs, with the revitalizing essence of DIY Natural Mint Oil, offering a refreshing touch for naturally radiant skin and hair.

Perform patch tests before widespread use, and consult with a professional for personalized advice, especially if you have specific skin or hair concerns.

DIY Natural Mint Oil. Final product

Benefits

For Skin:

  1. Balanced Hydration: Restores natural oils to dry skin, promoting balance and hydration for a healthier complexion.
  2. Dark Spot Reduction: Aids in reducing dark areas and blemishes, contributing to a clearer and more even skin tone.
  3. Skin Brightening: Works on whitening the skin and promoting uniform color, enhancing overall radiance.
  4. Puffiness Relief: Effectively reduces puffiness under the eyes, promoting a refreshed and revitalized appearance.
  5. Dark Circle Diminishment: Helps diminish dark circles around the eyes, fostering a brighter and more youthful look.
  6. Acne Management: Provides natural support for managing acne, serving as a potential remedy for clearer and healthier skin.

For Hair:

  1. Scalp Harmony: Suitable for both dry and oily scalps, helping regulate and maintain a balanced scalp environment.
  2. Hair Growth Support: Supports new hair growth, potentially contributing to a fuller and healthier mane.
  3. Reduced Hair Loss: Acts as a natural remedy to reduce hair loss, promoting stronger and more resilient strands.
  4. Dandruff Relief: Effectively helps remove dandruff, providing relief from scalp irritation and flakiness.
  5. Dry Scalp Nourishment: Moisturizes and nourishes the dry scalp, addressing dryness and promoting a healthier scalp condition.

Please keep in mind that while these benefits align with common knowledge, individual reactions may vary. Remember to perform patch tests before widespread use.

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Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY Natural Mint Oil are demonstrated between the timestamps 2m00s and 8m19s of this video.

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