From helping with insect bites to relieving tension headaches, our Mint Thé Temple Balm is a fabulous multi-tasker, which is why we wanted to introduce you to some ways to make the most out this mighty little pot.
Based on traditional herbal remedies, it is a silky and soft balm with a base of organic Shea butter and wild-crafted Babassu oil. In the summer when the weather gets warmer it is best kept in the fridge to avoid melting. The key botanicals in this blend are White Camphor, Cajeput, Eucalyptus and Frankincense, all potent ingredients with their own individual benefits. Combined they creates a synergistic blend of wellbeing goodness. Here are some of our favourite ways of using this little pot of wonder, but we know there are more!
Breathe easy – With the bitter cold and damp lingering in the air, we are sadly in the season of coughs, colds and flu. Mint Thé Temple Balm can be used to help decongest thanks to the Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Spearmint oils. Rub a small amount in to the chest and back, this is particularly useful at night as it is the time when symptoms can be worse. For a congested nose, I find applying to the inside of the wrists and breathing in gently, helpful.
Stress less – With more of us spending more and more time in front of screens and at our desks, tension headaches, neck pain and general discomfort is becoming frequently more common. The powerful botanical blend in Mint Thé Temple Balm can help tension headaches thanks to its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Apply a small amount to the temples, back of the neck and even the jawline throughout the day to help with minor aches and pains. For a clear mind and to aid focus apply a small amount to pulse points and inhale deeply, this can be done as often as needed.
Soothe sore muscles – Whether it’s sore calves from being on your feet for long periods or minor pains in your neck and shoulders from sitting bath the desk, Mint Thé Temple Balm can soothe and calm sore, tense and throbbing muscles. White Camphor and Cajeput both have strong analgesic properties and the light and non-greasy texture of the balm works perfectly for massage.
Ease travel sickness – As someone who has suffered from travel sickness for years, my favourite way to use the Mint Thé Temple Balm is to ease it during a journey. I like to apply it to my pulse points, behind the ears and inside of the wrists and inhale deeply. Creating a steady rhythm with the breath will also help you to focus and calm your nerves.
Relieve insect bites – Dab a small amount of Mint Thé Temple Balm on to affected areas for minor irritations such as insect bites. Less is more in this case as Mint The` is very concentrated. The ingredients will help to break the cycle of itching and bring down inflammation.
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