Known for its detoxifying properties.
NAME Aquatic Mint
PART USED Leaves
BOTANICAL NAME Mentha aquatica l.
FORM Hydroglycolic extract
INCI NAME Mentha aquatica leaf extract
HARVEST May and October
SECTOR Internal and HEV (High Environmental Value) organic farming
PROPERTIES OF OUR AQUATIC MINT
Product build-up, environmental residue, sweat and excess oil all affect scalp heath and ultimately the health of our hair. A healthy scalp care routine involves using products that can remove this build-up without drying or stripping to maintain the natural balance of the scalp. Because " scalp-care "is the new hair care. Dull, lifeless, hair can be a direct result from build -up or excess residue that hasn’t been properly removed.
When our botanists discovered that Mentha aquatica L. could purify contaminated water, we were inspired to see what Aquatic mint could do for your hair and scalp! The results? A scientifically proven natural detox for the scalp and lighter, shinier hair. Aquatic mint is organically farmed and harvested in the southwest of France—home to Klorane.
A few words from our expert
We obtain a 100% natural extract from Aquatic mint using green chemistry; a patented thermomechanical extraction process without using water or solvents to preserve that optimises the mint’s natural properties. Our hair detox formulas are developed within a 50km radius of the field, ensuring a short supply chain!
Klorane has joined forces with the CNRS to work on phytoremediation
The prestigious Tsinghua University in China recently highlighted the depolluting and purifying properties that Mentha aquatica L. has on contaminated fresh water. Aquatic mint has been used to protect the ecosystem of the Cévennes National Park through the Klorane Botanical Foundation and the CNRS. Rich in antioxidants, the plant’s scientifically proven detoxifying properties help purify the polluted rivers from heavy metals.
This collaboration has led to concrete actions to clean up pollution and protect the environment
Aquatic mint was used in 2 ways: filtration columns with Aquatic mint powder were installed upstream to purify the contaminated water. Downstream, live aquatic mint was planted along the riverbank and pond to filter the water a second time. Mint roots act as a filter to retain heavy metals, which are recycled and reused by this industry. A new all-natural, environmentally-friendly method to depollute our waterways!
Archaeologists have found dried mint leaves in Egyptian burials as early as the 1st century BC. While Assyrians and Babylonians used it to aid digestion, the Hebrews made body oil with it. As for the Greeks, they banned it from soldiers because they considered it an aphrodisiac!
Klorane has been taking care of you and nature for over 50 years.
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