Mint is brilliant in DIY skincare recipes, it’s invigorating and uplifting and you can use fresh mint, just crush up some fresh mint leaves with a mortar and pestle until the juice begins to form and then spread the mint ‘juice’ over the skin to help hydrate.

It takes quite a lot of fresh mint leaves to yield a lot of juice and so another great option is to use peppermint oil.

Here are some delicious minty recipes you can make at home:

Choccy Mint Lip Balm

You will need:

1 tbsp. raw extra virgin coconut oil

1 tbsp. beeswax (available from farmer’s markets)

Half tbsp. cocoa butter

Half tbsp. sweet almond oil

Couple of drops peppermint essential oil

Melt the cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir in the peppermint essential oil and pour quickly into the tubes (it will probably fill around 5 tubes), then allow it to set before putting the cap onto the tubes.


Mint Chocolate Body Butter

You will need:

1 cup raw organic coconut oil

Half a cup of cocoa butter grated or shea butter

Half a cup jojoba oil

1 tsp. peppermint essential oil

2 tbsp. raw organic cacao powder

Melt the cacao butter or shea butter, add the coconut oil and allow to melt, add the cacao powder and stir in the jojoba oil. Mix thoroughly and then place the mixture in a chilled bowl and allow to cool. Once cool, whisk it up and it’s ready to use.

 Brushing Teeth

DIY Natural Minty Toothpaste

You will need:

1 tbsp. bicarbonate of soda

Pinch Himalayan salt

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 drop peppermint essential oil

Simply add enough filtered water to mix the ingredients to form a paste. The paste will harden if left, so keep in an airtight container and use within a day or so.

Janey Lee Grace is the author of ‘Look Great Naturally Without Ditching the Lipstick’ (Hay House)



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Summerdown Mint

Their range of beauty and home products is scented with the fresh, invigorating bouquet of their single estate peppermint oil to create a collection unlike anything else on the market, transporting you straight to the heart of the English countryside.

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