Amazing Benefits of Mint Leaves – I Bet You Didn’t Know About Them

“Amazing benefits of mint leaves”

With the soaring temperature not only does our body requires care and attention but also our skin and hair to protect from damage caused due to heat and sun in summers.

Read: Pamper your skin in Spring Season with these simple yet effective ways

I will talk about some of the benefits that we can get from mint leaves or the ‘pudina’ leaf which not only impart a refreshing fragrance but are a great herb when it comes to skin and hair.


Mint leaves popularly known as “pudina” in India, is a small herbaceous plant. Summer season makes the use of mint all the more essential; there are several good uses of mint leaves apart from the favorite pudina ki chutney.

The leaves of mint are rich in salicylic acid which helps not only in preventing and treating pimples but also helps a lot if your are suffering from acne problem. Mint because of its varied uses and benefits finds to be used in cosmetics, medicines, ice-cream flavors, inhalers, mouth fresheners, etc.

So today I’m going to share some of my tips and tricks of this beautifully aromatic little herb- mint leaves.

All these are tried and tested on myself at home. However, if you are allergic or have any skin issues please consult a dermatologist before trying mint leaves recipes.


  • Mint due to its anti-inflammatory properties, its juice can be used as an insect and mosquito repellent. mint leaves also relieves bites and soothes the skin.

  • If you are suffering from hair lice applying mint oil to your scalp 3-4 times a week will solve the problem. You need to keep the oil for 30 minutes only and then can take shower.

    Believe me you will start seeing results in few weeks of application additionally the oil will make hair look super shiny and nourished with a minty fragrance.

  • Mixing mint juice with oats can make a DIY face scrub to remove dead skin cells. This will additionally hydrate and moisturize your skin, thereby lightening and removing pimple marks and spots making the skin look fresh and leaves

  • If you face the problem of tiredness post work like me, you may try this tip: Boil some mint leaves in water and soak your feet in it. It not only relaxes your muscles and relieves stress after a hard day at work but also softens your heels removes odor.

  • Making paste of mint leaves and applying on blackheads for 15 minutes helps in getting rid of them.

  • Salicylic acid which is abundant in mint leaves helps in curing You can try this simple face pack by making a paste of mint leaves with rose water and apply it on face, leaving it for 20 minutes, then clean it off by rinsing gently with plain water.Doing this religiously every week will get rid of even the stubborn acnes and their marks. If you got a sudden pimple you can use a mix of mint leaves and rose water and apply on the affected area overnight.

    Trust me even the rigid acnes will vanish. It is more effective than the neem leaves paste as mint leaves are rich in salicylic acid.

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  • Mint leaves are also a great cure if you suffer from oily skin as it is rich in Vitamin A. Applying freshly made mint juice as a toner not only aids in controlling excessive oil produced by skin but also helps in keeping it smooth and fresh.

    The juice can also be used as a toner. To make the juice take a bunch full of mint leaves and boil it in water till it becomes half then strain and cool it, later store in an airtight container and keep in refrigerator.

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  • Mint leaves grinned with some honey can be used as a pack if someone faces problem of enlarged pores. It tightens the pores while cleansing them.

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  • By applying freshly crushed mint leaves on face can help in lightening your complexion. It also removes the tired and puffy eyes and can help in getting rid of dark circles when used regularly.

  • FACE PACK: Another face pack using tomato juice, fuller’s earth, and mint leaves to apply on pimples affected area helps a lot. It also solves problems of acne and its marks.

  • HAIR TIP:  Boiling a bunch of Celery and Mint leaves in water for 20 minutes and use this water after straining and removing leaves to rinse your hair.

    This makes the hair strong and shinier and prevents hair fall. As we all know that mint leaves are rich in menthol and anti-bacterial properties the rinse helps in killing bacteria thereby nourishing your hair and making them smooth.

  • HAIR TIP:  To tackle dandruff problem making a hair pack using mint leaves and fuller’s earth helps.

  • FACE PACK:   If you are suffering with problems of wrinkles you can make this pack to solve your problem, one egg white one spoon of curd one spoon of mint juice and half a teaspoon of honey, mix them all together and apply on your face for 20 minutes, post rinse off with plain water. It will definitely tighten your skin revealing younger you.

  • Tip:  One of all time favorite especially during summer season I put some mint juice in ice tray and freeze it to use as I come back to home from office. It not only refreshes me and my skin but also releases a pleasant fragrance to pep up my mood.

  • Face Pack:  To clear suntan you can try making a concoction by mixing 2 cucumbers, half of an avocado, half a spoon of Benzoic tincture and a cup of distilled water. Grind all in a mixer. You can store this in an air tight jar and refrigerate. Use this 2-3 times a week by applying on your face, neck, forehead, upper lips etc. It serves as an herbal mix to treat anti-ageing problems, suntan thereby making you look fairer and radiant.

  • Mixing mint juice with cucumber can make your lips pink if they are dark in color.

  • WEIGHT LOSS:  Mint leaves also help in controlling your weight, chewing a few mint leaves can suppress your hunger helping you to keep away from those extra pounds.

    READ: 10 Brilliant tricks to loose weight during Navratri


So those were some of my tips to use mint leaves to keep beautiful.
We all know that mint leaves are just so beneficial when eaten during the summers.
It aids in digestion and purifies from inside. Many pharmaceutical companies even use mint for coating of their medicines. So the uses are many and all are just so beneficial.

So try these masks and tips and eat a lot of mint to keep yourself beautiful both from inside out.

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17 thoughts on “Amazing Benefits of Mint Leaves – I Bet You Didn’t Know About Them

  1. Deepa

    I love mint and anything made out of it. Mint chutney is my favourite and also mojito. Thanks for linking up with #MondayMommymMoments ;0

  2. Amrita

    A very useful article about the many goodness of mint leaves.Loved how you have made this super useful with all the trips about hairpack and face pack.Bookmatking it.Thank you for writing with #MondayMommyMoments

  3. Smita

    Wow Minakshi, this is aaesome, i had no idea mint could be used so many ways, as a scrub, for lice, for saoking feet. This is so amazing, thanks for sharing the info

  4. Dipika

    I have been fan of your page even before interacting on messaging sites. Your writing is aesthetic and stays with reader for longer.
    Mint is useful & beneficial I had this idea but so many benefits is a treasure to find.
    Thanks for sharing with your readers.

  5. Rakhi Parsai

    Wow, Minakshi… This is such an exhaustive lists of things to do with Mint. I am sure going to try some of these tips and ideas. In fact now that I have read so much about Mint here I am getting tempted to just make something.

  6. Anamika

    You wrote a great article ? tulshi, neem and
    mint leaves are my most most favorite beautyful ingredients … Actually not for beauty only these are good for health care also. Anyway you shared with us some very helpful tips.

  7. Snigdha

    This is such an informative post… I didn’t knew that mint can be used as scrub at home though some scrubs has mint as an ingredient…


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