I love all things minty. Inhaled, I find it soothing, comforting and at the same time energising. My taste buds have a thing for it, too. I was in mint heaven when I visited Australia a few years ago. They have a mint version of almost all their chocolates! Have you seen mint KitKat before? I was so thrilled to discover it, and of course, I had to have my stash to take home. 🙂
I already make several soaps with mint, but I am always thinking of more variations. This latest one is a Dead Sea Mud soap, aimed at acne-prone skin, yet none-drying. It contains more than 50% olive oil, with coconut oil, cocoa butter, and castor oil making up the rest. It also has fresh yogurt for its skin refining qualities. For a spa-like scent, I used essential oils of Japanese Mint (mentha arvensis), spearmint (mentha spicata), peppermint (mentha piperita), cajeput (melaleuca cajeputi – a cousin of Tea Tree), Siberian fir (abies siberica), and dark patchouli (pogostemon cablin).