Join The Minty Fun!
So what to do with all this fresh mint?
5 Things To Do With Mint... (soon to be 10!)
1. Use Mint In Pretty Planter Displays Or Flower Arrangements
I like to use mint in pretty planter displays, these are kept in the garden and also bought indoors to be placed on the table, for garnishes, etc.
In one planter I have spearmint and self heal, soon the mint will be interspersed with little purple flowers - one can be seen peeking out from the mint leaves.
Mint leaves look so green and fresh against the self heal.
I often use spearmint in my displays, the bright, fresh green contrasts so well with brightly colored flowers.
2. Make A Delicious Mint Syrup
3. Make Fresh Mint Tea
I drink a lot of mint tea, peppermint makes me feel calm and cool, and also helps me sleep.
I drink spearmint tea if I am having a bad stomach or trapped wind, (though all mints help with digestion). I find spearmint sweeter in taste than peppermint, but enjoy both in teas. Hell, sometimes I even mix them!
4. Put It In The Bath!
To make a mint herbal bath you simply throw a bunch of fresh mint leaves into the bath while it's running. Rip or bruise the mint leaves before you toss them in, to release the oils. Mint stems and flowers can be included in the bath.
Make sure to rinse them first though, as an earwig or aphids floating around in the bath with you sure ruins the ambience.
Speaking of insects, I use the mint leaves that have been nibbled at in my baths. I save the perfect ones for eating or preparing drinks etc.