Loved for its distinctive fresh scent and antiseptic properties, mint has been used as both an ingredient in cooking and a medicinal cure for hundreds of years. Although there are 25 different species, the most popular type is spearmint and its leaves are most commonly used in tea.
And if mint tea just isn't your thing? "Mint is a deliciously cooling drink in summer", says Colston-Lynch. "Either make an infusion and refrigerate or cut fresh mint, chop and add to sparkling water with plenty of ice and elderflower cordial for a non-alcoholic mojito".
There are also plenty of lotions, creams and shampoos that use mint as a key ingredient. Often combined with other herbs such as rosemary or sage, beauty brands love mint for its stress-reliving and antiseptic properties, as well as its ability to leave the skin feeling refreshed and revived.
Whether you're after an anti-blemish cleanser or you simply love its scent, here's our pick of the best mint beauty buys:
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