My hands smell deliciously minty! And here is why:
A couple of weeks ago I noticed the massive amount of mint growing wild in my parents’ yard. As you can see here:
All that you can see there (obviously minus the trees in the back) is mint. And that’s not even all of it! That is but one section!
It smells wonderful and is a nice ground cover, but I got to thinking that there must be something we can do with it. Mint shampoo or soap or some kind of delicious treat, something. So I went to the internet and looked around and…was kind of disappointed. Soap and shampoo were out (too many other ingredients I don’t have on hand and would have to buy), I’m not that fond of tea, and that seemed to be it. Unless you wanted to add it to salad or use it as a garnish.
Then I found this: Homemade Apple Mint Skin Toner Seemed perfect!
(I had to first look up what exactly one did with skin toner, but a quick Google search cleared that up.)
All you need for the recipe is apple mint, apple cider vinegar, and water. It’s super easy. You take some vinegar (2 Tbs) and put it in a jar, then chop up some mint (3 tsp) and add that to the jar. Then you let it sit for about a week.
Mine doesn’t exactly look like the picture with the recipe, but I have faith it’ll turn out spectacular.
After about a week you strain the mint from the liquid, add some water (1 1/4 cups) to the minty vinegar and bam, you’re done.
I’ve made two little jars. If it turns out not to burn my face off I’ll be giving one to my sister. Either way I’ll let you know how it turns out.
If you have any other ideas for what to do with fresh apple mint, let me know! As you can see, we have a lot of it to work with.