If you want to start your day feeling fresh and energized, using spearmint soap is a great way to do so. Move over, morning coffee – it’s time to find out what makes the spearmint plant one of the best natural soap bar ingredients around!
What’s in the Spearmint Plant that Makes it Feel so Refreshing?
The spearmint plant is a member of the mint family. It’s a perennial herb that has very fragrant leaves that are used in cooking and a variety of beauty and household products. Spearmint leaves are recognizable by their pointed tips, which is where the spearmint plant gets its name. But what’s the special ingredient in spearmint leaves that makes it so refreshing?
Spearmint Leaves Have Special Powers to Wake You Up in the Morning
As with other types of mint, the fragrant ingredient in the spearmint plant that gives it the well-known refreshing scent is menthol. This compound interacts with receptors in your skin to send a message to your brain that causes your body to experience a cooling effect.
This stimulating effect is the reason why spearmint is a popular flavour for chewing gums and toothpaste. While spearmint leaves do contain menthol, the amount of menthol is less than that found in peppermint. This makes spearmint perfect for creating a mild soap with the benefit of the wonderful, uplifting smell but with less intensity.
Start Your Morning Right with Some Spearmint Love
Spearmint soap may be the best natural soap bar for waking yourself up in the morning, due to the revitalizing feeling and scent that menthol provides.
Plus, spearmint has long been a natural remedy for swelling, pain, indigestion, and more. Spearmint leaves are packed with antioxidants and have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
These benefits are a great reason to show yourself some spearmint love- and these features, along with its delicious smell, are why we use spearmint essential oil to make one of our favourite natural soap bars.
We Use Spearmint Essential Oil in our Signature Environmint bar
Our Enviro Mint natural soap bar is an invigorating spearmint soap made with spearmint essential oil, clay, and chlorophyll. And, like all our other natural soap bars, it is infused with potassium carbonate from carbon captured from the commercial heating industry. That means our spearmint soap is not just great for your body, but also the environment!
About Spearmint Essential Oil
CleanO2 uses natural spearmint essential oil derived from spearmint leaves to give our Enviro Mint bar its characteristic scent. The fragrance is uplifting and refreshing, yet not overpowering the way peppermint can be. It provides the perfect amount of delightful minty aroma for the shower!
Chlorophyll is a natural pigment that gives plants their green colour. We use it as a colourant in our natural soap to get a beautiful emerald green shade.
The clay we use in our spearmint soap is soft green and helps make this a refreshing natural soap in a couple of ways. Firstly, the clay helps to stabilize the spearmint fragrance so that you can enjoy the vibrant scent of spearmint essential oil each time you lather up. Secondly, the clay gives our spearmint soap a lovely, silky quality that makes it feel nice and slippery against your skin.
Next time you need a natural pick-me-up, give spearmint soap a try to experience how spearmint love can help!