Cooling Summer Mint Bath Formula

Mint is cooling, refreshing, and astringent to the skin. It is also very cleansing, and great for a putting in a bath on a hot, muggy summer day.

The mint family includes peppermint, spearmint, and lemon balm, and all but spearmint contains menthol. The oils of the mint family are antiviral, antibacterial, and antiseptic.

This bath is inspired by a hot, humid day in upstate New York, and indeed, the bath was the perfect anecdote to feeling hot and sweaty:

Fill a bath with cool water. Add 4-6 drops essential oil of peppermint, spearmint, lemon balm, or mint. Alternatively, make 4 cups of very strong mint tea, cool, and add to the bath. Enjoy!

Note: Do not use pennyroyal, also a member of the mint family, in the bath.

By Annie B. Bond


Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Tanya W.
Tanya W.3 years ago

Don't like mint but thanks.

Lydia Weissmuller Price

Spearmint is my favorite, not only because it is tingly and refreshing, but because inhaling the vapors can actually improve symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Nils Anders Lunde
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Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.3 years ago

I have air conditioning now, but I would have loved this idea back when I lived in LA and the temps soared to 100+! I used to take cold showers. I never thought of a cold bath with mint. Nice idea :)

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Great tip.Thanks for sharing

Aud Nordby
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Heather K.
Heather K.3 years ago

sounds lovely! will definitely give this a try :)