Mint - the best partner for summer

Mint - the best partner for summer
Which herb and its essential oil cannot be missing from your home this summer? Mint after all!More information
Ingredients for this recipePeppermint essential oilCoconut oilOlive oilBeeswaxGrapefruitBergamotLavender essential oilGrapeseed oilAlmond oilAloe vera waterChamomileNutmegPeppermint and green teaRoll-on bottle
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We probably don't need to introduce mint at length, because it is one of the most famous herbs. We drink it in tea and it gives chewing gum a specific freshness. But mint and its essential oil can do much more than just flavor chewing gum, it's no coincidence that mint is one of the most versatile and popular herbs. Especially in the summer, we will use it in many different ways. If you don't already have a bottle of peppermint oil on your shelf, now is the best time to look for it!

Relieves headache, runny nose and cough

We probably all know it, in the summer we travel for a long time by plane or air-conditioned bus, we pass between hot streets and cold shops, and a headache, often associated with a cold or a cough, appears once or twice. Peppermint oil provides excellent relief from all these ailments. This also makes peppermint oil our most popular natural travel companion. If you have a headache, mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil with one of the carrier oils and apply it to your temples, forehead and nape. When you have a cold, drop it in an aroma lamp or in a pot of hot water, and when traveling, for example, on a handkerchief and sniff. You will be really relieved. Homemade cough ointment applied to the chest is the best for coughs. It will take you a moment to make and will work wonders!

How to make a simple homemade cough salve: Mix 1/2 cup coconut oil with 1/4 cup olive oil and 1/4 cup beeswax and slowly dissolve in a water bath. When everything is liquid, take it off the stove and let it cool a little. Then add 20 drops of peppermint essential oil and 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to the mixture, mix thoroughly and pour into a suitable glass. Then just apply to the chest and breasts as needed... and also to the temples, neck and back of the head, even though the ointment is mainly intended for chest massage, don't be afraid to apply it elsewhere too!

Stimulates and gives energy

If you need a little "kick" and energy, but you don't feel like coffee in the hot summer or you don't want to load yourself with unnecessary sugar in the form of various energy drinks, bet on mint. During a long car ride, when you need to focus on the road, drop peppermint essential oil on a tissue and inhale a few times. The combination of mint essential oil with grapefruit and bergamot is also a great fighter against fatigue. Before you travel, mix these oils in a small roll-on bottle and when you need a boost, rub it over your wrists and forearms. But be careful here, citrus essential oils are photosensitive, so after using them, do not expose yourself to direct sunlight or rub them on your feet, you will still smell their beautiful scent!

Against back and muscle pain

Mint is also a great helper against back pain, joint pain and strained or stiff muscles. When you overdo it with sports on vacation, mix peppermint essential oil with olive or coconut oil and rub it into sore muscles, you can also add a drop of lavender essential oil. Do the same if you have back or joint pain.

As a natural repellent

Mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil, such as grapeseed oil, which absorbs very quickly, and apply it to your skin. Mint does not smell at all to insects, so they will avoid you. If you have fresh mint on hand, a great and simple way to get rid of pesky insects is to crush the mint leaves in your palms and rub them into your skin.

On a pinch

If you didn't use repellent or mint and something bit you, mint will help with that too. Mix peppermint essential oil with almond oil, which is an oil suitable for even the most sensitive skin, and apply the mixture to the pinch. This combination also works great on irritated skin from hives. And if you found a tick attached to your skin after a walk in the forest and you don't have tweezers at hand, it is said that it works to soak the end of a cotton swab in your ears in peppermint essential oil and apply it to the tick. It should then just give up.

Allergy relief

This is one of the best uses for peppermint oil! As we have already said, peppermint oil is great for colds, as it relaxes the muscles in the nasal cavity. Which means that it also provides great relief from allergy symptoms in the pollen season! So if you smoke, blow or snore, diffuse (using a diffuser or an aroma lamp) a combination of peppermint, lemon and eucalyptus essential oils in the air. This trio is absolutely perfect against a stuffy nose!

For tired legs

Because mint is refreshing, it also works great against tired, heavy legs. After a long walk or journey, it is incredibly pleasant to spray (not only) your feet with a cooling mint spray . It works just like conditioner in a bottle. How about him? Mix 3 tablespoons of peppermint water and 3 tablespoons of witch hazel in a 100 milliliter spray bottle. Shake and add 6 drops of peppermint oil and 6 drops of lavender oil. Mix well and spray on sore feet. If you have a fridge, be sure to put the spray in there. In the hot summer, the cool scented mist is the best refreshment! And if you like treating yourself to a foot bath, make the best bath salt and don't forget to add peppermint oil.

Against nausea

If you get nauseous while traveling, put a few drops of peppermint oil on a handkerchief and inhale, and you will be relieved! We recommend doing the same in case of nausea from food or pregnancy. An even better way is to inhale the essential oil in steam using a pot of boiling water, but this probably won't be the most convenient way when traveling. And if you like to mix essential oils, a combination of peppermint oil with blue chamomile or nutmeg is the best for a sore tummy.

Strengthening the effects of other cosmetic products

Another great ability of peppermint oil is to increase the effectiveness of other products. We like to add two to three drops of peppermint (or tea tree) oil to the shampoo. Not only will its effects be enhanced, but mint and tea tree also stimulate hair roots and help against dandruff. In addition, the shampoo is effective against everything!

Against unpleasant odors

In the heat, everything spoils easily, leftover food ferments or rots faster, and the trash can very often does not smell as we would imagine. You can prevent the unpleasant smell emanating from the trash can by putting a few drops of peppermint essential oil on the bottom of it.

For weight-loss

Peppermint essential oil is also touted as a great weight loss aid. Its smell slightly curbs the appetite. So if you want to lose weight and reduce your food portions a little, keep an aroma lamp or a diffuser with peppermint oil at home. And the pounds will come off!

On nerves

Peppermint oil by itself relaxes and calms, so if you are stressed or suffering, bet on peppermint, or even better, a combination of peppermint and green tea.

For dental hygiene

Mint also works well in dental hygiene products. It freshens breath, remineralizes teeth and has an antibacterial effect. So when you make your homemade toothpaste, don't forget to add a drop of peppermint essential oil to it.

Of course, mint itself also has many sensational uses. So if space allows, be sure to get a fresh herb and grow your own mint. In our climate it's a really simple matter, and sometimes it's a problem to use all the mint, because it really grows like water! Mint tea is great for headaches, nausea and fever. Perfectly refreshing in the heat, and such a homemade mint mojito is simply a must in summer!

And how do you like to use mint?

Raw materials
Peppermint essential oil
Lavender essential oil
Aloe vera water
Peppermint and green tea
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