Ingredient Spotlight: Mint

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Mint is best known for its aroma – a pleasant zing that brings you clarity and peacefulness all at the same time. But did you know, mint is also a well known anti-pruritic, which means it has an amazing ability to soothe itchy and irritated skin. Not only that, peppermint is rich in Vitamin A, C and other minerals that are beneficial for the skin.

Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles

Vitamin A and C, found in mint, are amazing for the skin. They keep free radicals at bay and help to strengthen the skin.

Say Bye-Bye to Redness and Puffiness

The anti-inflammatory abilities of mint make it a great remedy for puffiness or redness.

Acne’s Enemy

Mint contains salicylic acid which can help kill the bacteria that cause acne.

Five ways to use our RIVER Whole Being Balm

Organic mint essential oil is one of the key ingredients in this multi-tasking balm. Here are a few ways to take advantage of the soothing properties in this formulation:

  1. Apply a small amount under the eyes (be VERY careful not to get it into your eyes!) to reduce puffiness.

  2. Sunburn? After applying a bit of aloe gel, apply a thin layer of RIVER Whole Being Balm to the affected areas to soothe and prevent infection.

  3. Massage a small amount onto your face in the evening after cleansing to help combat acne. As an added bonus – the fragrance will lull you into a deep sleep!

  4. Mosquito bites troubling you? Apply a small amount to insect bites to calm down that itchy sensation.

  5. If you’re experiencing muscle pain or soreness, massage gently into the skin. Don’t apply to any open wounds or cuts thought.

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