Benefits of Mint

This cooling herb stimulates the senses and improves mood. As an infusion or tea, it aids digestion, treats colds, and cures hiccups. Its leaves can be used fresh or dried. However, if you use dried leaves, you should use one third of the amount you would use with fresh leaves. For example, one tablespoon of dried mint leaves is equivalent to three tablespoons of fresh mint leaves.

Beauty Recipes Using Mint:

To tone skin and reduce pores:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • Peel of one orange
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel

In a glass container crush the mint leaves and add the orange peel. Pour boiling water over the leaves and the peel and let it cool completely. Strain the mixture and keep the liquid. Add the witch hazel and pour it in a spray bottle. You may spray it all over your body after bathing.

Another recipe for toning the skin and reduce pores:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup distilled water

Thoroughly mix all ingredients and let stand for 3 days. Strain and pour the liquid into a clean bottle with cap. To use it, soak a cotton swab and apply to the skin.