Is your mint plant exploding to the point that you feel guilty for not using it? Yeah, me too. The great thing about mint is that it smells heavenly and it’s so easy to grow. (Quick tip: always give it it’s own container or it will choke out your garden.) The not-so-great thing about mint...

Is your mint plant exploding to the point that you feel guilty for not using it? Yea, me too. The great thing about mint is that it smells heavenly and it’s so easy to grow. (Quick tip: always give it it’s own container or it will choke out your garden.

homemade peppermint extract - something I've been meaning to do for a long time. I've got a bunch of vanilla extract almost done - this is next!

How to Make Mint Extract

Learn how to make a mint extract with fresh peppermint and your favorite clear liquor. Homemade extracts are perfect for holiday gifts and cost less than store-bought extracts! It's also a good way to use up the summer harvest of mint leaves.

Fresh spearmint tea is very refreshing. It is best made with leaves taken from the garden, as the fresher they are, the more flavor they will impart to the tea. Pour 1 1/4 pints of water into a large saucepan.

Make Spearmint Tea

How to Make Spearmint Tea. Fresh spearmint tea is very refreshing. It is best made with leaves taken from the garden, as the fresher they are, the more flavor they will impart to the tea. Pour 1 pints of water into a large saucepan.

More Mint Ideas

Ideas for using fresh mint by The Nerdy Farm Wife. My favorite is the mint bath salts

Cucumber-Mint Gin Fizz - a crisp, refreshing spin on the gin fizz with an added hint of basil and elderflower liqueur. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Cucumber-Mint Gin Fizz

Cucumber-Mint Gin Fizz - a crisp, refreshing spin on the gin fizz with an added…

This refreshing mojito sorbet can be whipped up in 5 minutes, after a bit of prep work, and is a healthy treat for cooling off this summer. Not only is it healthy, vegan, paleo and delicious, but it is even candida diet safe!

5-Minute Refreshing Mojito Sorbet

This refreshing mojito sorbet can be whipped up in 5 minutes, after a bit of prep work, and is a healthy treat for cooling off this summer.

DIY Extracts

DIY Homemade Extracts Will Save A Fortune

[ DIY Vanilla, Mint and Spearmint Extracts Recipe and How-To ] Made with vodka, vanilla beans, fresh spearmint, fresh mint. ~ from Kirbie Cravings

Use real mint leaf to color and flavor your St. Pat’s sweet treat. No food dye and no added sugar. Natural Mint Leaf Shamrock Shake recipe on thekitchengirl.com

Mint Leaf Shamrock Shake: Natural Green Food Color

Pat’s holiday milkshake colored and flavored with fresh, mint leaf, milk, and vanilla ice cream. No food coloring, and no added sugar.

3 Mojito recipes: a traditional mojito recipe; one for the girls mojito recipe; a pineapple mojito recipe. Great cocktails for fabulous parties.

How to Make The Perfect Mojito: 3 Great Rum Recipes

3 Mojito recipes: leave out the alcohol for a mock tail.a traditional mojito recipe; one for the girls mojito recipe; a pineapple mojito recipe. Great cocktails for fabulous parties.

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Mermaid Silk Shampoo Bars

Prepare to feel like you’re sudsing up in a lagoon in Neverland with the mermaids; these seriously beautiful Mermaid Silk Shampoo Bars are just the sort of thing I imagine mermaids would use (do mermaids wash their hair? A question … Continue reading →

DIY Vanilla, Mint and Spearmint Extracts. A great holiday gift idea!

DIY Extracts

Moroccan Mojitos by bojongourmet:  Black tea, cardamom, sugar, spearmint, lime, lemon, white rum, dark rum. #Mojito #Moroccan

Moroccan Mojitos by bojongourmet: Black tea, cardamom, sugar, spearmint, lime…

*This Strawberry Mint & Hibiscus Iced Tea is free of refined sugars, vegan friendly, and one of summer’s most refreshing drinks! Happy  Hump Day! To start off th

Strawberry Mint & Hibiscus Iced Tea

*This Strawberry Mint & Hibiscus Iced Tea is free of refined sugars, vegan friendly, and one of summer’s most refreshing drinks! To start off th

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! With fresh spearmint, milk, cream, a custard base, and semi-sweet or dark chocolate. The only way to have ice cream this good is to make it! On SimplyRecipes.com

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream! With fresh spearmint, milk, cream, a custard base, and semi-sweet or dark chocolate. The only way to have ice cream this good is to make it! On SimplyRecipes.com

Fresh All Natural Spearmint Ice Cream

Fresh Spearmint Ice Cream

Fresh Spearmint Ice Cream There's not a drop of food-coloring in this old-fashioned ice cream. Its pale color and sprightly flavor speak to its purity and its short ingredient list: milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and fresh-from-the-garden mint.

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