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Benefits of Spearmint on Skin

July 16, 2019 2 min read

Benefits of Spearmint on Skin

Spearmint comes from the bright green Mentha spicata herb, and its name is derived from the fact that it has spear-shaped, pointed leaves. It is commonly known as the minty, breath-freshening flavoring agent used in oral hygiene products. Did you know spearmint essential oil is also used topically and as a cosmetic ingredient that greatly benefits your skin?

Fights aging

The rich antioxidant quality of spearmint reduces the appearance of your wrinkles, fine lines and skin imperfections. It stimulates the growth of new cells, thus increasing your skin’s suppleness and firmness. Spearmint’s anti-bacterial properties also works to remove harmful bacteria on the skin.

Speeds wound healing

Spearmint works well as an antiseptic for ulcers and wounds as it helps them to heal faster. These antiseptic properties are due to the presence of components like caryophyllene, menthol, and myrcene.

Disinfectant

The antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties of spearmint makes it a wonderful ingredient for disinfectants. It can help get rid of both external and internal infections. In ancient Greece, it was used to treat infectious diseases like athlete’s foot, dermatitis, scabies and other infectious or transmittable skin diseases.

Cooling properties

That cooling sensation isn’t just in your mouth! Spearmint instantly cools down the skin, which works wonders at relieving tired toes and relaxing he body after a hot day. This cooling power also reduces swelling resulting from irritated skin or burns.

Spearmint has a wide range of beneficial effects to the skin that definitely makes it a must-have in your skincare regime. We have many products at Peace of Mind Natural that utilize the cooling, soothing power of spearmint, like:

  • Lavender and Mint Soap - Full of great smells and natural oils, the Lavender and Mint Soap is a great natural cleanser. It has sandalwood powder, spirulina, lavender essential oil, spearmint essential oil, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and food grade lye.
  • Seaweed Shampoo Bar- Restores moisture levels and nourishes while oxygenating and detoxing the skin. Balances and hydrates cells as well as re-mineralizing, making hair shiny. Our Seaweed Shampoo Bar cleanses, soothes and protects from environmental elements. Anti-aging properties keep your scalp healthy, and irritated scalps are a thing of the past. It has spirulina, nido leaf, spearmint essential oil, castor oil, and coconut oil.
  • Therapeutic Sea Salt Soap - After a long day, there’s no better way to relax than our Therapeutic Sea Salt Soap. Infused with lavender, rosemary and sea salt, it’s the perfect de-stress, relaxing your muscles and invigorating your skin. This soap is packed full of essential oils to help soothe and energize you while keeping your skin well-nourished and soft.
  • Eucalyptus & Spearmint Soap - Full of great smells and natural oils, the Eucalyptus & Spearmint Soap is a great natural cleanser.

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