25 Ways to Use Peppermint
We all have our passions. Well for me, at this time of year, it’s peppermint. There is just something about the smell and taste of peppermint that just makes me feel rejuvenated and excited for the holiday season. Some love pumpkin…pumpkin carving, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soaps, the list could go on and on. And for those who have a love for pumpkin, you can check out ways to use pumpkin here. Others, though, have a passion for peppermint. So, today, we will talk about peppermint and show you 25 ways to use peppermint.
You know that warm feeling you get when it’s snowing and freezing outside and you curl up on the couch with a big fluffy blanket? That is the same feeling I get when I drink a hot peppermint mocha coffee. I even make my nieces peppermint hot cocoa each year, topped with whipped cream and peppermint pieces. They have loved it since they were toddlers. They are now teenagers, beginning to drive, growing up and finding their way through life, but I love that they still come over for peppermint mochas and have girl time with their aunt. To me, that is the best feeling in the world.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Natural Peppermint
First, let’s look at the natural peppermint herb as well as the essential oil. Peppermint leaves are fabulous when used in natural cosmetics and homemade soap. However, it is also used in other industries as well. It is believed that some stomach discomfort and nervousness can be relieved by drinking tea made with equal parts of spearmint and peppermint leaves and honey. Peppermint contains the active ingredient, menthol, which is thought to loosen phlegm and soothe coughs. In fact, peppermint tea is believed to relieve the pressure caused by migraine headaches. The leaves of peppermint are frequently added to eye pillow formulas to assist in relieving headaches. Since peppermint produces a cooling and numbing effect on the skin, it is sometimes used in body cream formulations to help with skin irritations. You can read all about peppermint, it uses in many industries and its benefits here.
There are so many ways peppermint can be incorporated into your handmade cosmetic recipes. The leaves can be infused into your products with wonderful results. Personally, peppermint is one of my favorite herbs to work with. I often infuse it into my lotions and soaps and I even love peppermint tea.
Peppermint Leaf Powder can be used to naturally color soaps, bath bombs, and other natural cosmetics. It is also used for its many benefits in these same products. Many use it in bath teas or even herbal infusions. Keep reading to see how we have used this powdered herb in our Sinus Relief Bath Bombs Recipe.
100% Pure and All-Natural Peppermint Redistilled Essential Oil. The botanical name for peppermint essential oil is Mentha Piperita. Peppermint essential oil can be used in a variety of products from homemade candles to scented bath bombs to lotions and sprays. Peppermint helps to cool and even numb the skin. Some swear by peppermint to help relieve colds, headaches, and sinus problems. We have used it in a variety of lip balm, soap, and balm recipes. Keep reading to see how we have incorporated it into some of our free recipes.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Fragrance Oils
This is a fun, fluffy fragrance oil by Natures Garden that embraces lightheartedness and femininity all in one! A fabulous blend of fresh essential oil of peppermint and huckleberries, hints of violet and white florals, with creamy base notes of vanilla marshmallow. Due to the peppermint essential oil in this blend, your skin will be provided with a slight cool sensation when using in soap or bath products. Very fun!
This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is the aroma of creamy peppermint and vanilla with a strong down of bittersweet chocolate. This is another fragrance oil that I absolutely adore. I am obsessed with a peppermint chocolate or peppermint vanilla combo. This one did not let me down. Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil is strong and smells delicious.
This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a very crisp, clean, true peppermint scent. This fragrance oil is perfect for this time of year. It is great by itself, or even as a mixer. It is wonderful in a variety of cosmetic, candle and soap recipes.
A wonderful Christmas fragrance oil by Natures Garden. A crisp clean peppermint aroma with hints of vanilla bean. Many of our customers sell this fragrance year round by renaming it Buttermint Candy. This one is a holiday favorite for quite a few NG staff members, myself included.
This fragrance oil by Natures Garden is a wonderful combination of fresh peppermint leaves and sweet ripened strawberries, on a dry down of vanilla. Candy Cane Fragrance Oil smells just like the real thing. It is one of our most popular Christmas scents and is wonderful in both candle and bath and body products.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap and Candle Molds
It is so easy to incorporate peppermint into soap and candles simply by using scent or the herb itself. However, below you will find a few molds to help add peppermint in other unique ways.
Now, the Chocolate Mint Patties is perfect for wax melts or even soap embeds. You can use it right along with the Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil. I will add that this particular type of mold probably won’t work well with cold process soap. It will not be able to hold up to the heat. However, you can use it create melt and pour embeds for your handcrafted cp soap.
Next, we have the swirl wafers mold. These wafer mold very closely resemble those little peppermint candies. They too are perfect for your homemade wax melts and soap embeds. In fact, if you keep reading you will see how we have used these molds here at NG.
Finally, we have the Pinwheel Mold. This mold is another mold that is similar in appearance to a peppermint candy. However, this one is a bit larger. It would be perfect for soap making.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Lip Balm Recipes
Peppermint is amazing in lip balm! It is quite possibly my favorite lip balm flavoring. I like it by itself but I am completely obsessed with mixing it with other flavoring oils or elements.
Next, peppermint essential oil can be used in your lip balm recipes as a flavor oil. This particular lip balm is, in my opinion, the best lip balm ever! I happen to love Peppermint Patties and this is exactly what this lip balm reminds me of! It not only uses peppermint essential oil but also real chocolate to flavor the lip balm. In addition, we used a variety of oils and butters.
Now, another lip balm recipe. This recipe uses chocolate as lip balm flavoring as well. This time though, we used white chocolate along with peppermint essential oil. This recipe also uses our fabulous all natural lip balm base. This base makes it quick and simple to make your own lip balm with outstanding results.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Soap Making Recipe
Peppermint is so much fun in soap. Whether you create melt and pour soap or cold process soap you will have a hit. See some of the mp and cp soaping recipes we have created below.
Snowball soap recipe is scented with a combination that will blow you away! This combination has become a favorite of many from Natures Garden’s creative team. It is the combination of both peppermint essential oil and lavandin essential oil. This adorable soap ice blue and is topped with whipped soap base and snowflake embeds.
Our final melt and pour soap recipe uses Natures Garden’s Peppermint Fluff Fragrance Oil. For those who haven’t tried it, it is strong and great in soap. We also used a swirled pink and red melt and pour embed. Then, we topped it with pink whipped soap base and sprinkles.
Lastly, a cold process soap recipe that uses peppermint. This cp soap recipe uses Peppermint Fragrance Oil. This soap is refreshing and rejuvenating for your feet.
Ways to Use Peppermint in Face Masks
Peppermint makes a stellar addition to facial masks. It will leave you feeling so refreshed like you just walked out of a spa. These next few recipes are perfect for a girls night in.
In addition, peppermint can be incorporated into your facial mask recipes. This face mask is the perfect way for you, or your clients to relax your worries away. So, sit back and let this face mask leave you refreshed and rejuvenated with both cut peppermint leaf and peppermint powder herbs.
Next, we use peppermint in another way. This facial mask uses peppermint essential. Additionally, this layered face mask uses Kaolin Clay Powder and Rose Clay Powder. This face mask’s powder portion is packaged in a jar. When using it, you simply take a small amount of the powder out and mix it with water and vegetable glycerin. The advantages to creating this product for you inventory are a longer shelf life, a product that is fast and easy to make, and you don’t have to add a preservative. So, you can package the facial mask in a jar and sell it as a set along with a small bottle of vegetable glycerin.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Room Scenting Recipes
Now, we will talk about how we have added peppermint to our room scenting recipes. We have used a peppermint scent in both candles and a potpourri for our burners. Both of these recipes are phenomenal for room scenting, filling the rooms with a wonderful minty aroma!
First, our Glistening Snowflakes Potpourri Recipe. It is scented with the AMAZING aroma of Jack Frost Fragrance Oil. For those that haven’t used Jack Frost Fragrance Oil, you will not be disappointed. This scent is the combination of peppermint and vanilla and smells great in wax potpourri and tarts.
Also, our Candy Cane Candle Recipe uses Natures Garden’s Candy Cane Fragrance Oil in this layered candle recipe. Not only will you learn how to layer a candle, but it will also show you how to whip candle wax. You will have so much fun creating this festive holiday candle.
Ways to Use Peppermint in Bath Bombs
Bath bombs, what can I say, everyone is obsessed, myself included. Below you will see how to add a little mint to your bath fizzy recipes.
Now, a fun bath bomb recipe. This bath bombs are shaped like ice cream scoops and made to look like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Not only does it fizz and foam, it smells amazing too! It is scented with Peppermint Patty Fragrance Oil.
Another bath bomb recipe is our Sinus Relief Bath Bomb Recipe. It uses not only our Sinus Relief Fragrance Oil but also peppermint powder. Relieve the sinus pressure and give this bath fizzy recipe a try.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Other Recipes
Now, we have a foot balm recipe to help those tired and aching feet. This foot balm recipe uses a combination of essential oils, including peppermint essential oil for a cooling and refreshing effect. Your feet will thank you for this balm.
Finally, the sunburn relief bath tea recipe. This recipe included peppermint for its soothing and cooling properties. We all know how painful it can be when you are burnt to a crisp. Well, relax, the best you can, in this bath tea to help sooth away the pain.
25 Ways to Use Peppermint: Something for the Kids
Next, a recipe that will have your kids jumping for joy! Not only can you make them play dough in their favorite colors, but you can scent it with their favorite scents. A perfect item to prepare for upcoming holiday breaks!
How have you used peppermint in your handcrafted soap, candles, or cosmetic recipe? We would love to see what you have been up to! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @ngscents. You can also like us on Facebook. You can also post pictures of your handcrafted projects or links to your website.
Note: Natures Garden sells our peppermint for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration). Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets. Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when handling herbs. Natures Garden accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make with our peppermint. All testing is the responsibility of the customer.