Mint is known for its strong, fresh flavor and invigorating scent.
Used widely in tea, chewing gum, aromatherapy and cosmetics, mint is refreshing and cleansing. And that tingly fresh feeling we associate with it? It’s an effect of menthol, a compound found within its plant. Menthol triggers cold-sensitive receptors in our skin, giving you a cooling sensation that feels super fresh. We keep it fresh with peppermint leaves, peppermint infusion and peppermint oil in our handmade cosmetics.
Peppermint oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers of the mint plant and has a strong, refreshing mint aroma with underlying herbal notes. In our bestselling Mask of Magnaminty Face and Body Mask, peppermint oil cools and refreshes the skin and gives you that lovely tingly sensation. The oil lends its fresh and chilling qualities to our Pink Peppermint Foot Lotion, making it the perfect thing for soothing sore or tired feet after a long day. And our Wiccy Magic Muscles Massage Bar contains peppermint oil along with cinnamon leaf oil blended into a melty cocoa butter base to ease sore muscles and clear tired minds.
Peppermint leaves and peppermint infusion
We make our own peppermint infusion by adding boiling water to dried peppermint leaves. We strain the mixture and add it to products like Roots Scalp Treatment for its tingly fresh sensation and for its stimulating effects on the mind and scalp. Peppermint leaves, (often found muddled up in a mojito) share the same fresh scent and taste as peppermint essential oil. Peppermint arrives fresh to our factories, where we strip the leaves from the stalks and blend it directly into our chocolatey Cupcake Fresh Face Mask. The mint leaves provide a cooling sensation on the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, as rhassoul mud and cocoa powder give skin a deep-cleanse.