Mint Oil Extraction
Hello, is there a way to extract the oil out of mint leaves?
Thanks so much!
Jefferson County Colorado food processing
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.