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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint, also known as menthapiperita, is an aromatic herb that is known for its versatility, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, antispasmodic and carminative properties.

 

It is extracted from the herb by steam distillation and the entire plant contains menthol, an organic compound with local anesthetic properties.

 

The oil of peppermint is clear with a slight tinge of yellow. Its main constituent is menthol, which imparts the famous heady, minty aroma and the remarkable “cooling sensation,” when tasted or touched.  Peppermint contains vitamins A and C, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals including potassium, manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, and copper.

HEALTH BENEFITS

 

Hair Care Benefits   

  1. Balances the PH levels of your scalp to prevent oily hair.

  2. An effective natural astringent that normalizes your scalp’s oil production protecting against oily hair.

  3. Peppermint’s PH balancing characteristic allows it to effectively treat dandruff and dry scalp as well as acts as an active barrier from head lice.

  4. The smell of this oil is very relaxing and long lasting, staying in your hair for up to three days.

  5. It works well with carrier oils and other essential oils to aid in moisturizing the hair shaft.

  6. While balancing the hair’s PH peppermint oil relaxes the blood vessels and stimulates the hair follicles to promote hair growth. It opens the pores in the scalp and keeps it clean. A clean, unclogged scalp helps hair to seep through the follicles faster and out of the scalp.

  7. Peppermint oil is good for your hair because it works as an effective conditioner and adds shine and gloss to your hair giving it more bounce and making it very soft. A little on the hand applied to the hair strand will make a noticeable difference.

  8. This is a very light oil that is especially good for persons with thin/fine hair who may be  concerned about weighing theirhair down.

  9. It is an effective remedy for hair loss, binding the hair roots and improves scalp stimulation and increases blood circulation.

 

Recommendations

  • Peppermint oil must be diluted before being applied to the scalp. As with essential oils, in general, it is recommended that this oil be used with caution. Four drops for every cup of water is recommended or diluted with a carrier oil like almond or jojoba oil. Peppermint oil should never be used in young children.

  • Peppermint oil also acts as an effective hair tonic when mixed with tea tree oil, coconut oil, castor oil and vitamin E oil.

 

Skin Care Benefits

  1. Does a very good job keeping your skin healthy and glowing, while controlling excess oil production.

  2. When applied on the skin, peppermint oil keeps pimples away and keeps the skin healthy and blemish-free.

 

Health Benefits

  1. Cures indigestion, nausea and upset stomach. Massaging several drops on your abdomen, placing a drop on wrists, or inhaling helps to soothe motion sickness or general nausea.Drinking mint tea is great for an upset stomach.

  2. The menthol clears the respiratory tract. The oil of peppermint acts as an expectorant and provides relief during from cold and flu symptoms, allergies and the more serious respiratory conditions such as sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.

  3. Peppermint oil is also used for relief from headaches. Inhaling a few drops of peppermint oil sprinkled on a handkerchief or dabbed on your wrist will remove a nagging headache. It also acts as a stress buster.

  4. Peppermint oil is used to treat stress, headache, pain and depression. After a long tiring day, soak yourself in a bath or shower after applying some drops of peppermint oil to your body. The refreshing properties of the oil will make you feel energized again. The cooling properties of peppermint oil benefit by removing pain. It can be applied topically.

  5. Peppermint oil has even been used for treating urinary tract infections (UTI).

  6. Inhaling peppermint oil is also said to help curb the appetite by triggering a sense of fullness.

  7. Massage 2-3 drops (along with a carrier oil) onto chest or drop into a humidifier to help clear sinus and lung congestion.

  8. Like many other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless.

  9. For stress relief, the combination of peppermint, lavender and geranium essential oils added to a warm bath help relieve stiffness while absorbed through the skin.

  10. Peppermint oil powerfully affects and improves mental clarity and raises energy levels. Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.

  11. Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room to improve concentration and accuracy.

  12. Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly to keep energy levels up during the day.

  13. Inhale before and during a workout to help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.

  14. Because peppermint oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, it not only can relieve pain and inflammation but can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps.

  15. For bug bites, use a combination of peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil.

  16. A peppermint soaked cotton ball gets rid of ants

  17. Add a few drops to a foot bath for some relief of sore, swollen and overworked feet!

  18. Add a drop or two of peppermint oil to your toothpaste to get rid of bad breath and toothaches.

 

Resource:

http://mightynest.com/blog/the-essential-6-uses-for-peppermint-essential-oil

 

Cleanse- Wash your skin thoroughly on a daily basis to remove the dirt, debris,

pollutants, and perspiration that has accumulated. Avoid bar soaps as they

tend to dry out the skin. Consider a creamy cleanser for dry skin or a clear

cleanser for oily skin.  For normal to oily skin wash with a gentle cleanser. After

you have found a cleanser that works well with your skin type stick to it as much

as possible. If you have dry or sensitive skin, use only warm water to wash your

skin and use a mild natural cleanser every few days. Brushing your teeth before

washing your face is a good practice because toothpaste residue can irritate

sensitive facial skin. Be careful though, not to cleanse too often and remember

to wash at night before going to bed. Most women prefer the water method:

Use warm water to loosen dirt and clogged pores. Use a dime-sized bit of

cleanser, and then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. You'll also want to take

off your makeup with a proper makeup remover.
In the morning, a splash of lukewarm water is all you need (we find it's great for removing excess oils from your nightly moisturizing). Never wash your face with hot or cold water (both can cause broken capillaries). Also be careful about over cleansing skin, see signs you are over cleansing your skin.

 

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Exfoliate- This is a great part of any good skin care routine because the results are immediate when done properly. Most people skip this step in their weekly skincare routine. Scrubs work by removing the top layer of dead skin cells that tend to dull your complexion. Make sure you use a gentle scrub with tiny grains. Big grains in cheap scrubs can tear skin and cause more harm than good. Where the skin is not exfoliated on a daily or weekly basis, dead skin cells build up causing your skin to look dull and older. Some experts recommend exfoliating in the morning, since the skin repairs itself at night, when the dead skin cells can be scrubbed away.

 For best results scrub once or twice a week, rubbing in a circular motion for 30 sec. then rinse with lukewarm water. Proper exfoliation means that your foundation will smooth out more cleanly and your moisturizer will soak in more completely.

 

Moisturize- Unless you have very oily skin it is important that you moisturize every day to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Your skin needs moisturizer all year long as both the indoor winter heat, and summer sun can be equally damaging to your skin.​


Protect- Use a natural sunscreen when possible, regardless of whether or not you plan on spending much time in the sun. Our skin needs sunlight every day but over exposure can have adverse effects. Experts recommend a natural sunscreen or a moisturizer that contains sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15, every day. The sun’s most beneficial rays occur at sunrise and sunset. The skincare experts agree that sunscreen is the most important part of any skincare regimen. 

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