Mint Oil Extraction

Asked March 6, 2014, 1:16 PM EST

Hello, is there a way to extract the oil out of mint leaves?


Thanks so much!

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1 Response

Oil that is extracted from mint leaves commercially is done through steam distillation. For the home consumer, Wiki-How offers a basic extraction process, available at: http://www.wikihow.com/Extract-Mint-Oils-from-Leaves If you are wanting to make this oil extract for medicinal purposes, please read the Web MD link below about uses, benefits and possible side effects: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits-effects Another good source is the National Institute of Health link below about possibleside effects: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/peppermintoilHope this helps. Thanks for using eXtension.