Summerdown Mint are fresh off winning multiple awards at The Beauty Shortlist Awards, they have a great story behind them and even greater products.
Twenty years ago Sir Michael Colman founded Summerdown Mint and decided to grow peppermint on his farm in Hampshire. Now, this wasn’t just any mint, he wanted to grow the kind of mint that was grown in England over 100 years ago – the kind which produced the finest premium peppermint oil. An oil that would have all of the flavours and aromas that we have been missing out on since mass-production and blended oils became the norm.
A variety of Black Mitcham peppermint proved to be best suited to the English climate and local soil. The first patch was the size of a tennis court, which has grown into the fields that they lovingly tend and harvest today. The longer growing season and cooler climate allow the plants all of the time that they need to develop an oil that has a true depth of character.
Each year they set out to harvest and distill this unique mint in their purpose-built distillery before barrelling the oil to mature for two years, allowing it to develop the aroma and flavour that you’ll recognise as Summerdown Mint.
The products I received are packed with the most beautiful scent of lemongrass and mint. I really do think it’s one of the most beautiful scents I have ever smelt. It’s very uplifting and calming all at the same time, making them an absolute joy to use.
The candle burns down really nicely and leaves a beautiful yet subtle hint of scent in the air. While the bath and body lotion leaves your skin feeling highly moisturised and invigorated.
I would highly recommend checking out the Summerdown Mint Website and possibly purchasing one of their many beautifully scented items.