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Cologne Mint


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Mint - Eau De Cologne

Eau de Cologne Mint tolerates part shade and low light, but a full sun position is best to increase the essential oil content in the leaves. This mint will tolerate a range of soil types including clay soils, although the soil should ideally have an open texture and be slightly acidic. The soil should be moist and not allowed to dry out for long periods, with extra water in summer to prevent wilting.

This decorative herb will tolerate neglect and is quite hardy. If the plants start to become lanky, they may be cut back and new growth will fill out the plant again. Like many mints Eau de Cologne may ‘run away’ due to spreading roots systems, so container growing may solve this problem. Propagation may be carried out by

Culinary Uses

The true Eau de Cologne Mint is pungent and often too strong for most palates. However there are many cultivars that and some are more palatable. When used to garnish fruit salad, for desserts, cheesecakes and cold drinks the leaves add a nice lemon aroma and taste. The leaves may be harvested at any time.

Medicinal Uses

The Eau de Cologne Mint differs from other mints and has similar medicinal properties to the Lavender group of plants. The essential oil from the plant can be used to create lavender oil. Traditional medicine uses include its beneficial effect on digestion, use as an antiseptic, and as an herbal tea remedy for headaches and general ailments. A few crushed leaves taken from the garden and rubbed on the forehead will ease a mild headache. It is also anti-spasmodic, carminative, cholagogic, diaphoretic, and has vasodilation properties.

Pregnant women should avoid the essential oils in this mint due to the risk of uterine spasms and miscarriage.

Other Uses

Eau de Cologne Mint is reputed to be a good insect repellent and is used by crushing some leaves and rubbing over arms and legs as needed when outdoors. It is also said to be one of the best refreshing bath mints. The best way to scent a bath is to collect a bunch of leaves and put them into a muslin bag, tie in a handkerchief or use an old sock and hang it near the tap water as it runs into the bath. Then let the bag sit in the water or allow leaves to float in the bath.


How to Make Homemade Cologne?

Have you ever think of making your own cologne at home? If you haven’t, after reading this easy herbal homemade cologne recipe, you will. We all want to smell nice. But most of the time, commercial products we use are full of harmful chemicals.

What is more, these colognes generally have a heavy smell that can make you sick. We want to smell nice, not make people feel sick.

You can always play with ingredients and create different recipes. It is all up to you. If you like lavender fragrance, go for it. If rose is your thing, than change the lavender with rose.

That is it. Your options are unlimited. Let’s how you can make this super easy herbal homemade cologne. And I will give another alternative recipe if you want to try other ingredients like orange.

How to Make Herbal Homemade Cologne

So, instead of buying a product that you don’t know what is inside, how about making your own DIY cologne. And with ingredients you can easily find around your house. Just mix some essential oil and other ingredients and have the perfect homemade cologne you want.

Homemade Cologne Ingredients:

Dried or fresh rose petals

Dried or fresh lavender

1 bean of vanilla


Homemade Cologne Preparation:

Add dried or fresh rose petals and lavender inside a clean glass jar. Add the vanilla bean as well. Pour the vodka to cover the rose petals and lavender.

At first, the flower petals will float on the surface of vodka. Over time, when these petals absorb vodka, they will begin to sink to the bottom of the jar. You need to mix the ingredients regularly.

It generally takes at least 3 weeks for this homemade cologne to be ready. But I recommend waiting for at least 4 or 5 weeks. Then, transfer this mixture into a spray bottle and enjoy your DIY cologne.

How to Make Orange Mint Cologne


This recipe is actually an alternative of the rose petal and lavender version. Preparation of this recipe and the other recipe are actually quite similar.

However, the ingredients you need will be different. Let’s see what we will use for this homemade orange mint cologne recipe.

Homemade Cologne Ingredients:

1 orange peel (you need to remove the white part of the peel, you will only need the orange part) • Fresh mint leaves

15-20 drops of Citrus essential oil

15-20 drops of Peppermint essential oil


Homemade Cologne Preparation:

Just add orange peel, mint leaves, citrus essential oil and peppermint essential oil in a clean glass jar. Theni add vodka to cover these ingredients.

You need to wait for 4-5 weeks for your cologne to be ready. While waiting, regularly mix all the ingredients. This way, vodka can absorb the fragrances of your ingredients.

Transfer this mixture into a clean spray bottle. Use it like regular cologne.