We most often associate the scent and flavor of mint with freshness. In fact, some kind of mint is typically the flavor of choice in our favorite gum and toothpaste brands. The natural draw to minty freshness is no mistake. The common herb has properties that can make a genuine difference when it comes to your physical and mental health.
Your Tummy: Do your favorite foods tend to disagree with your stomach? Take some mint tea with your entrée! The scent of mint helps your body secrete digestive enzymes by activating the salivary glands in your mouth. It is also suggested that these digestive enzymes could help you lose weight - or at least not put on more – by putting a larger amount of fat to good use, rather than just ending up in our least favorite problem areas. No need to fear that burger or bowl of ice cream. Just ask “Can I have some mint with that?”
Your Nose: Remember when you had a cold as a kid, and your mom rubbed stuff on your chest with an overwhelming scent of menthol? Well, it turns out Mom was on to something. Mint can cool and soothe your throat, resulting in relief from irritation in the other respiratory channels. The scent can be useful in easing the symptoms of cold, cough and asthma. Mint has also been shown to inhibit the release of histamines, which are responsible for the nasal symptoms associated with allergies.
Your Skin & Teeth: Ever wonder why mint is the most common flavor among toothpastes and mouthwashes? The leaf has germicidal qualities while also freshening breath! Mint juice can also be used as a skin cleanser. It can soothe skin, which goes a long way to clear infections, calm itchiness and may even reduce pimples. The scent is unappealing to most insects, making an effective bug repellent.
Your Brain: Do you ever get a “case of the Mondays” or feel like your memory is fading fast? Chew some mint gum or mint leaves and your day could quickly turn around! Mint is a natural stimulant, and can restore your mood and your brain to its best function in no time. Drinking hot mint tea or putting mint essential oils on your pillow at night may give you the cognitive edge over your colleagues, friends and family!
For these reasons and many more, we have infused our Greenshield Organic glass cleaner and surface wipes with the refreshing scent of mint. These products will not only elevate the cleanliness of your home, but may even elevate your mood! Is there a way you like to infuse the scent of flavor of mint into your day? Let us know in the comments!