Wonderful World of Mint Essential Oil
Bath Petals' Greek Honey Mint - A cool, tingling, refreshing blend of honey with spearmint and peppermint oils that creates a delicious and invigorating hot weather, or anytime, therapy.
Mint from Greek word "minthe" - According to Greek Mythology, the mint plant was originally a beautiful water nymph named Minthe, who attracted the attention of Hades, the stern ruler of the Greek Underworld. As Hades pursued the beautiful water nymph, his wife, Persephone, became enraged with jealousy, and took revenge on her husband's mistress. The enraged Persephone waylaid Minthe, beating the poor Naiad with furious kicks, and trod her into the ground. Hades, heartbroken by Persephone's actions, transformed Minthe into the mint plant, and imparted her with a delightful scent, so when the wonderful plant was walked upon in the garden, Minthe's aroma would be delightful to the senses. The cooling action of mint essential oil on the skin was an added bonus in Greece's hot climate.
Famed for their athleticism, both health and physical beauty were equally important to the Greeks. In the stadium, athletes applied oil to their bodies, which they removed afterwards with "strigiles", a type of Greek scraper. In those ancient times, herbs and essential oils were used in fumigations, rub-downs and bathing rituals. In fact, the ancient Greeks are known as history's first cosmetic chemists, credited with the creation of both soap and lotion, and hand-crafted their own health and beauty products from the raw, natural ingredients that were native to Greece. Favorite ingredients included honey and mint, both made infamous in Greek Mythology, and featured in Bath Petals' collection of Greek Honey Mint spa products.
Try one of Bath Petals' Greek Honey Mint products with its sweet and spicy blend today. The perfect way to cool down!