Mint Basil Market Blog

Safe Food Storage

Safe Food Storage
Plastic and its components have taken over everything from the toys kids play with, to food packaging. Food storage in glass containers such as mason jars is easy and worth the switch. 

6 Tips to Lead a Healthier Life

6 Tips to Lead a Healthier Life

Sometimes big changes start with small shifts. Whether you're trying to eat better, get more active or simply feel happier, a healthier you doesn’t have to mean a total lifestyle makeover! Here are 6 tips to help you lead a healthier life.

Healthy Tips For Ramadan

Healthy Tips For Ramadan
We know that keeping a healthy and balanced lifestyle can be a challenge during Ramadan. However, fasting can be a great way to take a step back and focus on the present and what your body really needs. To help keep you on the right track, here are some tips and helpful recipes to keep in mind as you gear up for this month of reflection and self-care.

Turmeric Tops It All

Turmeric Tops It All
Turmeric is a super spice with a deep pretty orange color. A few of its nicknames include ‘The Golden Spice’, ‘The Golden Goddess’ and ‘The Spice of Life’. This little root (it grows under the ground and is relatively small) has been used as a medicine for more than 4,000 of years and is an essential spice in Indian and other Asian cultures. It’s the prime ingredient and spice in curries. Today, we can find it pretty much anywhere and in many forms of consumption. Click to read more about the health benefits and uses!

The Secrets of Argan Oil

The Secrets of Argan Oil
Using argan oil,  originally from Morocco, is the perfect way to treat your skin and body. Packed with high contents of Vitamin E, it's the perfect for eczema, wrinkles, hair and even as a salad dressing. Red more to learn the best ways to incorporate it into your wellness routine! 

Matcha: The Magic comes in many forms!

Matcha: The Magic comes in many forms!
What’s all the hype about super antioxidant green matcha tea? Why is it such a bright colorful green and is it really that beneficial? Matcha green tea does have a handful of benefits! Click through to read more!

Lavender Coconut Sugar Scrub

Lavender Coconut Sugar Scrub
A great habit that keeps your face clean and healthy are scrubs. Most of us wash our faces in the shower or at night with some standard facial wash or just plain soap. If you are looking for a simple, delicious and very relaxing mix to add into this beauty and wellness ritual, here is a lavender and coconut sugar scrub recipe:

Sleep Yourself Well Tonight

Sleep Yourself Well Tonight

Could sleep be the missing piece in your health equation?

Believe it or not, it could be. In our chaotic busy world, many of us get in a few hours of sleep to get more hours of work. We hustle all day long but never give ourselves enough time to recover, maybe not even the right type of recovery. Our bedrooms have become an extension of our office space, eyes stuck on the screens, lights popping out of every corner of the room. We’ve truly forgotten the importance of sleep.

Holiday Gift Ideas Made by Women Makers

Holiday Gift Ideas Made by Women Makers
Afkar Barakeh offers great Holiday Gift Ideas from amazing women creatives and makers all made in Lebanon.

DIY Turmeric Raw Honey Face Mask

DIY Turmeric Raw Honey Face Mask

As the holidays approach, we all want to look our best! However, all the indulgence, desserts, alcohol and late nights, can wreak havoc on our skin leading to dryness, dark circles and even worse, breakouts!

At Mint Basil Market, we have just the trick to make sure you feel amazing throughout the month. Our face masks are so simple, all it takes are simple ingredients straight from the kitchen.

Beat the Back-to-school Blues with These Simple Tips

Beat the Back-to-school Blues with These Simple Tips
We’ve all been there: we finally got our peaceful summer routine in order and it seemed like it was going to last forever! Come September, we are so “funned out” and exhausted from those long days running after the kids in the sun that we haven’t the energy for those early school mornings, lunchbox preps and everyday prompt family lunches. Here are some tips to ease you into those first days of school!

What Are Sulfates and Should We Avoid Them?

What Are Sulfates and Should We Avoid Them?
Despite only being put in the limelight recently, sulfates have been commonly used in personal care and cleaning products for years. Sulfates are chemicals that are added to products in order to serve as a preservative and...