Bergminze (Mountain Mint) – real freshness
It is the undying love of Hades, god of the underworld, for the nymph Minthe that we have to thank for vividly cooling, aromatic freshness of mint, according to the ancient Greeks. If you lightly touch the deep green, serrated leaves, they release a scent that can fill an entire room.
The cause of this is to be found in the essential oil menthol, which possesses both a stimulating and a quieting effect, which is why mint has long been a symbol of hospitality, healing power and, most of all, the passions of love.
In keeping with this attribute, bride and bridegroom once made headwreaths of mint for their wedding.
A dining table rubbed down with mint leaves greets dinner guests with startling freshness; as a table decoration it extends a wish for good health until old age to all who sit at table. Mint awakens the spirits of life, sharpens and clears the mind, mollifies our fears, quiets our nerves, creates good cheer, warms the cockles of our hearts and rounds out the day.
The leaves and blossoms of Tyrolean mountain mint stirred into the soap come from Mary's Organic Herb Garden in Afling.