'tis the season for peppermint
Posted: December 04, 2019
Categories: apothecary and lab.
With an aroma as cool and fresh as the first snowfall of the season, peppermint is an ingredient that seems to beckon the coming of winter. Found in the iconic striped candy canes that serve as dessert and décor alike throughout the month of December, its flavor and fragrance have come to embody the spirit of the festive holiday season.
More than just a refreshing scent, peppermint leaf and oil have long been used in holistic wellness remedies to soothe a variety of mild ailments, from indigestion to headaches to congestion. Thanks to a high concentration of menthol, the compound responsible for the cooling and tingling sensation we associate with mint, peppermint oil has been shown to have certain anesthetic, antibacterial and soothing properties when ingested, inhaled or applied to skin. It’s no wonder we find the relaxing smell and taste of peppermint to be so perfectly suited for the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
The MALIN+GOETZ way.
Having always drawn inspiration from the apothecary tradition of using tried and true botanical ingredients, we formulated our first shampoo with natural peppermint extract, both for its invigorating sensorial experience and its natural cleansing and clarifying abilities. When lathered into a rich foam on the hair and scalp, our peppermint shampoo cools and refreshes the skin while gently washing away all impurities and product buildup.
To extend the minty freshness of the shower experience, our peppermint body scrub and peppermint bar soap are here to provide a thorough head-to-toe cleanse. Infused with ground pumice and peppermint scent, our uniquely foaming body scrub serves as both cleanser and exfoliant, washing away impurities and buffing away dead skin cells in one step. For a more traditional cleanse, our triple-milled bar soap is perfect for indulging the senses with a truly seasonally appropriate scent.
With diminishing daylight hours, unpredictable weather conditions and a flurry of social events, winter is an important time for self-care and relaxation. Whether your preference is cozying up with a mug of peppermint hot chocolate or treating yourself to a minty at-home spa experience, we can't think of a better way to decompress than breathing in this uniquely refreshing scent.