15 ways to use mint

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1. Relief of abdominal cramps

Peppermint helps to relax the muscles of the digestive tract and relieve cramps. Therefore, if you suddenly have a twisted stomach due to nervousness, drink hot tea with mint or just warm water with mint and lemon.

2. Prevention of infectious diseases

Peppermint has strong antibacterial properties. Regular inclusion of it in your diet will help your body to easily transfer or even ward off infectious and fungal diseases.

3. Fighting mice

If you plant some mint in the country or in the yard of your private house, be sure that mice and rats will bypass your site!

4. Soothing foot scrub

The refreshing properties of mint are associated with the menthol content, which will very well soothe tired feet during the day. Combine finely chopped mint leaves with sea salt and olive oil, rub your feet with this mixture and rinse with water.

5. Headache relief

Headache is often associated with vasospasm. Just like with stomach pain, warm mint tea or just mint water will help.

6. Against nasal congestion

Can't breathe? Steep the mint with hot water (or tea again) and inhale with some menthol vapor. The effect will be almost the same as from nasal drops, but this method is natural and cheaper.

7. Relieve stress

Peppermint is a wonderful light and natural soothing that can help you reduce stress and relieve anxiety.

8. Prevention of cancer

Research is currently underway on the influence of peppermint on the formation of cancer cells. It is believed that it significantly slows down their development, especially for skin, lung and colon cancer. Currently, there is no sufficiently reliable evidence, but still there is a chance that soon we will have another weapon against the deadly disease.

9. Dressing for salad

Want to add some variety to your vegetable salad? Add a few mint leaves to it. Your taste buds will simply sing with pleasure.

10. Add mint to cosmetics

Making homemade soap or shampoo is, in principle, not so difficult. And with mint, homemade cosmetics will acquire an amazing aroma. Peppermint essential oil can be found in a specialty store or simply at a pharmacy. By the way, a drop of oil can also be added to factory-made creams and shampoos.

11. Ice Mint

Feeling that mint needs to be used urgently as it starts to deteriorate? Make ice with mint leaves. Then these cubes can be put into water, lemonade or iced tea, thus adding a fresh note to the drink.

12. Refreshing face toner

Pour cold water into a large bowl and crumble the mint leaves. Refrigerate for an hour. Then submerge your face in this mint water. You will feel incredible cheerfulness!

13. Refresh the carpet

Sprinkle a mixture of dried mint and baking soda on the carpet, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it. The room will smell clean and delightfully fresh.

14. Make an air freshener

To do this, just mix the mint with some other flowers or petals and place these fragrant mixtures around the room.

15. Fresh breath

Mix peppermint oil with baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to create a homemade toothpaste that will both whiten your teeth and freshen your breath. However, do not get carried away, this mixture can be used no more than once a week (or better less often), as it eats away at the tooth enamel.