April 07, 2016
Aside from freshening breath (and tasting delicious when paired with chocolate), mint has a plethora of health benefits.
Most people will know that drinking mint tea aids in digestion and is a natural way of soothing an upset stomach. But did you know that mint is also a remedy for headaches and nausea; an effective decongestant; and can even help to lift your mood and relieve fatigue?
Mint is also anti-inflammatory and a natural source of salycilic acid, which works to clear dead skin cells and unclog pores. It’s no wonder then that this clever little herb is found in so many natural beauty products.
If you’re mint mad, you’ll love this week’s collection of featured products.
Here are my minty favourites of the moment!
This little potion might look cute; but it packs a remedial punch. Full of calming and soothing ingredients, it works quickly to relieve stress, headaches, muscle tension and nausea. Chamomile and lemon balm calm, peppermint soothes and uplifts and lavender & ginger ease nausea. Apply to pulse points (wrists, temples) as and when you need a little relief!
Tingly peppermint and sweet spearmint are combined in this super-hydrating lip balm. Fable Naturals lip balms are made with fair-trade cocoa butter and olive oil, and packaged in 100% compostable tubes made from recycled paper. And, they last for hours!
Harlow’s Body Whips are ultra-moisturising, bursting with natural fragrance and 100% vegan – so they’re a great alternative to body butters that often contain beeswax. The Spa Day scent is an uplifting, refreshing combination of spearmint, peppermint and eucalyptus. Wonderful at focussing the mind, clearing congestion and easing stress.
Fable’s sugar scrubs are packed with sugar, so they really scrub! The Rosemary + Mint version has a fresh, herby and slightly sweet aroma – perfect for morning showers. These scrubs exfoliate and moisturise in one, with fair trade cocoa butter, coconut oil and sugar from Paraguay. And at $17.95 a jar, they’re extremely affordable. One of my favourite products in the range!
What do you get when you cross creamy coconut & fresh mint? Heaven! Eco Tan's Coconut Mint Body Wash is luxurious and moisturising, with just the right amount of lather - so it cleanses and refreshes without stripping the skin. And, it smells like a tropical holiday!