7 Simple Mint Beauty Recipes
Want to cool down, and feel fresh, especially your skin?
If you have mint in your garden, it is surely in abundance: enjoy!
You already know that in syrup, mint is a wonderful ally to quench thirst when it’s hot, very hot.
It’s up to you to make it also an accomplice of your beauty!
Mint: a Touch Of Freshness For Your Skin
Indeed, mint offers its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and healing properties to the normal and oily skin as well as those suffering from acne, and its refreshing, tonic and stimulating properties.
1. Mint Against Dilated Pores
If you have easily enlarged pores, you will appreciate this tip to tighten them:
- Pour into a pot of boiling water the leaves of lemon balm, mint, parsley and thyme, in equal proportions.
- Hold the face over the steam for 5 minutes, and enjoy the benefits of the plants!
2. Mint Cleanser
- Finely chop a dozen mint leaves and mix them with 2.5 ml of milk.
- Leave all night in the refrigerator, filter the next morning and you can make it more natural cleanser (keep cool), put on a cotton before proceeding as usual. Even the delicate skin will feast!
- Finish by applying a lotion. The one below maybe…
3. Mint-Scented Lotion
Extra for all skin types, and it’s simple:
- Add 3 or 4 tablespoons fresh mint into the equivalent of a large cup of boiling water, cover and remove from heat.
- Let cool, filter… apply!
4. Mint Mask
This one has to purify virtues that all the skin types will appreciate:
- Prepare a dough with superfine clay and the lotion suggested above.
- Apply on the face, leave for 20 minutes, and remove.
- Finish with the application of floral water or… your mint lotion!
5. Homemade Mint Toothpaste
If having white teeth interests you:
- Mix 1 tablespoon of superfine white clay with a good pinch of baking soda and 1 teaspoon (or more) of mint dried and reduced to powder. It only remains to find a very small jar!
Optional: you can add 1 or 2 drops of peppermint essential oil.
With or without, this toothpaste is to use, you can imagine, during the two weeks following its manufacture.
What mint to use?
The one you have in your garden! In terms of beauty, they all have substantially the same qualities. If you have several species on hand… experiment and choose! A good formula can also be to use half of the garden mint and the other half of the peppermint.
6. Heavy Legs, Tired Feet?
After a long day, nothing is more pleasant than a foot bath to get – and – to relax. Warm and embellished with mint, it has a very dissuasive action on perspiration. Provided of course you do not suffer from circulatory disorders!
- Add a handful of fresh mint in cold water, boil 15 minutes, filter, and add to the water of the foot bath with a handful of coarse sea salt.
One more thing?
Popular wisdom recommends that people who still have cold feet slip some mint leaves into their shoes, to stimulate circulation. It costs nothing to try!
7. Mint Bath
And to finish in style, slip into a mint bath, relaxing and very refreshing, even stimulating, all at the same time…
- Infuse 3 or 4 beautiful handfuls of fresh mint in a liter of boiling water.
- Add to the water of your bath (ideally 38 ° C) and enjoy for fifteen minutes.