Peppermint incense is becoming increasingly popular amongst spiritual communities... And we can give you all the lowdown on why!
What is Peppermint Incense?
Peppermint is a hybrid herb, meaning it is a cross between two plant types; in this case, it is a mixture of Water Mint (Mentha Aquatica) and Spearmint (Mentha Spicata). Because of this, Peppermint has a rare sweetness to its taste and scent, which perhaps is why it is the most popular type of mint.
Peppermint was a commonly used herb in ancient Egypt. Because it is a member of the mint family, it has naturally antibacterial and cleansing properties, making it a great medicinal solution for the ancient Egyptians. They also used Peppermint as an ingredient in their perfumes, herbal teas, and body wash. As well as the ancient Egyptians, evidence suggests that the ancient Greeks and Romans used Peppermint oil in their cuisines.
However, the most popular use of Peppermint in ancient civilisations was to cleanse temples and bodies with its burning smoke.
So what is Peppermint Incense?
Peppermint incense comes in different forms from sticks, cones, coils, and our favourite... natural. So what are these types of incense options?
Incense Sticks: Incense sticks are an easy, cheap solution to incense burning. They consist of a combination of fragrant aromatics and combustible wood powders that form a paste. This is then set around a small stick, usually made from bamboo. Incense sticks produce a strong, pleasant aroma, however, most sticks available today have added chemicals which can be harmful to the body. This also applies to cones and coils.
Natural Incense: We may be biased, but we believe natural incense to be the best, all-rounded incense. So what is it? Natural incense is a combination of natural and aromatic substances sourced from various plant materials, including Resin - found within the bark of certain tropical trees, Essential oil - extracted from flowers, herbs, leaves, bark, fruit, spices, nuts, and seeds, and Botanicals - simply dried aromatic plant life. Natural incense is the most ancient form of incense burning, whilst also being the most healing, fragrant, and energising.
Peppermint natural incense, in this instance, is a combination of burning Peppermint leaves and oil, however, we like to combine different resins, herbs, and oils to bring more to our incense. To learn more about Natural Incense and how to burn it, Click Here.
What Does Peppermint Incense Smell Like?
Peppermint Incense has a refreshing, cooling, and minty aroma, much like its taste. However, unlike other members of the mint family, Peppermint has a subtle sweetness to it, making it less sharp than pure mint. This makes it an ideal scent when cleansing your home, giving it a somewhat 'deep clean' essence.
Because of peppermint's crisp fragrance and cleansing taste, it is commonly used in oral care, aromatherapy, and in refreshing summer foods such as salads and raw sauces. And who could forget - mojitos!
Peppermint Incense Benefits
Eases Headaches and Migraines
Peppermint oil and incense are highly effective against headaches and migraines. Its cool, fresh scent relieves heat and tension in the head and neck while soothing any lingering pain. However, be sure to use it in moderation as too much of anything can have the opposite effect.
Promotes Regulated Sleep
With an unaligned Third Eye Chakra comes unusual sleep patterns, nighttime stress, and common anxiety. But thankfully, Peppermint can allow this sacred Chakra to function correctly.
Peppermint's aroma is perfect for relieving troubles both in the mind and body, thus allowing a person to fully relax into sleep. However, be sure to extinguish the Peppermint incense before going to sleep to guarantee safety.
Deters Negative Energy
Removing negativity from our environment is one of our hardest, however, most common, life challenges, with it sometimes feeling like there's no escape from modern stresses, anxiety, and cruelty. However, Peppermint incense is an amazing way to reduce tension, relax the mind, and keep spirits high.
Peppermint is a natural negativity cleanser and soul protector, which makes it a great herb to keep in the house. Other than burning Peppermint incense, you can also keep the herb in a bag above your bed; this defends against any unwanted spirits, negativity, and bad dreams.
Natural Insect Repellent
Peppermint incense is a great insect repellent, ideal for removing those nasty pests without killing them. As lovely as the Peppermint scent is to us, bugs such as spiders, ants, and mosquitos would not so agree!
The Bottom Line
Overall Peppermint incense is a fantastic cleansing solution, perfect for maintaining our positivity, relaxation, and happiness. It is great for the soul, mind and body, the perfect scent to have on hand when studying, meditating, cleaning, and chilling, however, for general use is great too.