Mint possesses a cool, refreshing scent that can improve skin and hair. When used in tea, it helps treat colds, cures hiccups, and can aid in digestion. Dried mint leaves can be incorporated into a wide range of beauty treatments, from pore reducers to skin toners. Mint is an all-natural aromatic plant that can be used in a wide range of beauty treatments without any of the harsh side effects commonly seen in chemical-based commercial products. Add these mint-infused treatments to your own beauty routine.
Mint Facial Masks
To make a homemade mint facial mask, combine two tablespoons of mint extract with oatmeal and plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and allow the mask to sit for twenty minutes. Use a warm wash cloth to rinse off the mask.
Mint Skin Toner
Make a mint skin toner with just a few ingredients. Crush 3 tablespoons of mint leaves into a glass bowl. Add an orange peel to the mixture and pour one cup of boiling water into the bowl on top of the mint and peel. Allow the mixture to completely cool before straining it into a spray bottle. Add one tablespoon of witch hazel and shake.
Mint Pore Reducer
To create a mint pore reducer at home, combine 3 tablespoons mint leaves and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Pour 1 cup distilled water into the bowl and allow it to sit for at least three days. Strain the mixture into a clean bottle. Use a cotton swab to apply to the skin.
Mint Body Lotion
For a soothing mint body lotion, begin by mixing ½ cup of fresh mint tea with 1/8 teaspoon of borax powder. On the stovetop, heat ½ cup sunflower oil with 1 teaspoon coconut oil and 1 teaspoon beeswax. Heat the borax and tea mixture and then pour it into a blender with the oil mixture. On low speed, combine the two mixes until it becomes smooth. Allow it to cool and apply it to the skin.
Mint Body Powder
A light dusting of mint body powder can make you smell great. To make this natural powder, combine ½ teaspoon peppermint oil with 1 cup cornstarch and 1 teaspoon witch hazel extract. Shake gently until the ingredients are well mixed. Pour into a clean shaker container and use on the skin when desired.