- Thursday, 02 March 2017
Mint provides cooling qualities and it is thus used in many cosmetic products, including: mouthwashes, ointments, toothpaste, bubble baths etc.
Mint is often used in the culinary world as well and it gives each meal, whether it’s sweet or salty a specific flavor. But this is not the end of it. Mint is amazing when it comes to providing health benefit, too.
Growing Mint :
Mint is a very simple plant to grow. It has specific root system, called runners since it grows new leaves and you can plant along their roots as they grow. Make sure to plant the mint leaves in separate pots, since they tend to overtake plenty of space once they start to grow.
You can use mint seeds or just replant an existing leaf. The second option works better and faster. To do this, take a water-retaining container that is 12 to 16 inches wide, potting soil, and mint plant. Make sure the mint gets a lot of sunlight and keep watering it so it doesn’t dry off. Trim the mint plant to 6 inches in height- this way, it will create bush and won’t extend in another direction. Remember to trim the mint’s flower buds so the plant stays in place.
It is important to know that you shouldn’t harvest more than 1/3 of the leaves, so you don’t lose the entire plant. You can dry off the picked leaves, by hanging them upside down or by setting them on a tray.