Originally, I have weak skin, so I searched the net for a gentler way to cool off, and found "Mentha oil". It is said that the essential oil of mint is steam-distilled and used for fragrances, etc., but by using this, you can spend the summer comfortably.
That's why I decided to buy "Mentha oil" from Kitami Mentha Trading and give it a try. The price is 1,000 yen (excluding tax) with 20 ml. It is sold at Tokyu Hands, Amazon, and antenna shops in Hokkaido.
・ Mint bath with a refreshing after-bath
First, try the "mint bath" that is also listed on the package. Add a few drops of mint oil to the bathtub, stir and take a bath as it is. You can relax very much with the scent of mint that floats softly. There is no particular irritation while taking a bath, but the sweat that always blows out after taking a bath does not come out mysteriously, and it gets even cooler when it receives the wind of an electric fan! I feel that a few drops are a little unsatisfactory, but if you add too much, it will get cold this time, so please adjust as you like.
If you only need to take a shower, you can get the same refreshing feeling by pouring a few drops of peppermint oil and a bath tub containing hot water at the end.
・ Dilute with water for refresh spray
A mint spray made by putting a few drops of water and mint oil in a spray container. If you shake it well and spray it on your pillow or clothes, you will feel a slight coldness with the scent of mint. It doesn't last very long, and it doesn't lower your body temperature, but it calms your mind. If you come to the office with a daze, you may spray it on your handkerchief and smell it.
・ For natural insect repellent and cleaning
The ingredient "menthol" contained in menthol is said to have a repellent effect against insects. Put 10 ml of absolute ethanol, 90 ml of purified water (tap water is also acceptable), and 20 drops of peppermint oil in a spray container and mix well to complete a natural insect repellent spray. If you use it for your body, clothes, screen doors, trash cans, and floor wipes, you can prevent not only mosquitoes but also cockroaches.
Also, for those who use baking soda or citric acid water for cleaning, adding a few drops as a fragrance can be expected to have a deodorizing effect, and it feels good to be wrapped in the scent of mint even during cleaning.
・ A short break.
Since it is a natural fragrance in the first place, it is okay to enter the body if it is in a trace amount. You can easily enjoy mint tea by hanging it on iced tea. Just a little so that you can enjoy the scent of black tea together. The stomach is also refreshing.
・ Be careful not to get too addicted
Mentha oil that has been soothing for a while if accidentally spilled on a finger. You can get a refreshing feeling even if you attach it directly to your ears or neck.
However, the body temperature does not actually drop, so don't forget to rehydrate after taking a bath or in the hot sun. Also, as you get used to the scent, you will want to increase the concentration more and more (only for the author?), But like chocolate mint ice cream, it has different tastes. Keep it to the extent that you feel it faintly. I love mint gum and chocolate mint, so I can't let go of it anymore!