10 Things to Make With Fresh Mint

mint ice cubes

Enjoy these 10 practical ways to use fresh mint from your garden! Mint is easy to grow and helps cool, relieve pain, indigestion, headache & sore muscles. While peppermint and spearmint are most commonly used, if you have other types of mint such as orange, pineapple or chocolate mint, feel free to try them in the ideas below instead. 1.) Mint Ice Cubes These are super easy to make and look so pretty in summertime … Continue reading

How to Harvest and Dry Flowers & Herbs From Your Garden

Drying Flowers

Learn how to easily harvest & dry flowers and herbs from the garden. Also included is a list of common flowers and herbs along with ideas for using them! I often get questions about how to best harvest and dry flowers and herbs from the garden, so today I thought I’d write up a little article detailing how I do it. It might not be the fanciest system out there, but it’s worked for me for … Continue reading

Cucumber Mint Bath Soak

Easy DIY Cucumber Mint Bath Soak

Fresh cucumbers and mint leaves combine with Epsom salt to create this lightly scented and refreshing bath soak made from locally sourced ingredients. The salt helps to rapidly dry the fresh ingredients, capturing and preserving the natural green color for months. No fake colorants, food coloring or preservatives needed! (For more natural bath soak and bath bomb ideas, be sure to check out my Natural Bath Care Package!)   Ingredients for Cucumber Mint Bath Soak a few … Continue reading

Milk Chocolate Mint Soap Recipe

Milk Chocolate Mint Soap Recipe

This recipe builds upon my milk soap making tutorial, which you can find HERE. With a few simple tweaks, you can turn a plain, unscented bar into a deliciously scented milk chocolate mint soap! To make this, you’ll need: 22 ounces olive oil (71%) 8 ounces coconut oil (26%)  (if allergic to coconut oil, see substitution note below) 1 ounce castor oil (3%) 10 ounces milk (cow, goat, almond, coconut, etc) (use 9 oz if … Continue reading

Garden Mint Soap Recipe

Garden Mint Soap Cold Process Soap Recipe (palm free)

This mint soap recipe is another personal favorite! The French green clay helps soothe skin irritations, while the peppermint essential oil energizes and refreshes the senses. I use fresh mint from my garden to make this, but you can also use dried. Any type of mint that you have on hand will work in this recipe: peppermint, spearmint, pineapple mint, apple mint, orange mint and so forth. This is a Cold Process Soap recipe. You can … Continue reading

Aloe Mint Lotion Recipe

Aloe Mint Lotion Recipe

(Find this recipe and many more in my “Things To Make With Mint” Kindle ebook!) I’ve been experimenting with lotion recipes for ages and finally found one that I absolutely love! I based it off of Rosemary Gladstar’s “Famous Face Cream” recipe found in her book, Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide, and then tweaked it around a bit. (PS: that book is fabulous and not just for beginners. I love my copy!) While this version … Continue reading

Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balms & Salve (3 Recipes)

Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balm & Salve

Last week, I shared 12 ways to use up an abundance of Lemon Balm. Today, I’m going to highlight its equally prolific cousin: Mint. Though it attracts beneficial insects and has many practical uses for home and health, mint can quickly become unruly in the garden. Be sure to plant it in an out of the way spot or a container to help keep it reigned in a bit. Besides common peppermint or spearmint, you … Continue reading