Peppermint Oil Extraction Recipe

What you need:

  • 100 grams peppermint
  • EssenEx Home Distillation Kit
  • (Optional) Food Processor/Blender

To get started:

Step 1)

Collect your peppermint by trimming the peppermint plant.  The oil is located in the leaf section of the plant so make sure you don’t cut an excessive amount of stem.  You can remove all of the stems if you like and just use the leaves.  However this can take more time; if you decide to use leaves still attached to the stems please chop/grind to help the plant material fit easier into kit.

Step 2)

Place the peppermint in the EssenEx home distillation kit for 6 minutes on HIGH power.  Follow the directions found in the user manual.

Hints:  You can store plant material in a ziploc in the freezer until you are ready to extract.  Allow the plant material to thaw before use in microwave.