Peppermint oil is one the most potent essential oils with a sharp minty aroma that is pleasant and refreshing to the senses. This natural extract has been used for its cosmetic and therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Peppermint oil use can be traced back to ancient Egyptians. This fragrant extract is a must-have product you need to grab this season.
Essential oils continue to be an enigmatic discovery with excellent benefits. Peppermint essential oil is one of the best protagonists of the essential oil legion.
Here, we have discussed six reasons why peppermint oil is the best addition to your cabinet. Let's dive into peppermint oil uses for skin and hair.
6 Amazing Uses of Peppermint Oil for Skin and Hair
Everyone dreams of glowing skin, and it's no secret. The question is, "How can you get glowing skin naturally?"
The answer lies in two syllables, Pepper Mint!
This magical extract has rejuvenating properties to cleanse and purify your skin. Although peppermint is a potent essential oil, it can be used on the skin only when diluted to prevent irritation or burning.
"How to dilute peppermint oil to apply on the skin?" Well, it's as easy as it gets.
- Grab the carrier oil of your choice, jojoba or sweet almond oil, with their replenishing qualities, are a preferred choice.
- Add 2-5 drops of peppermint essential oil to 2 tbsps of carrier oil.
Viola! We have diluted peppermint oil ready to be applied to the skin. To be more precise, you can do a patch test near your elbow to see if peppermint oil suits your skin type. This magical extract will leave your skin clean, supple, and refreshed after a single-use. Your natural glow awaits!
Do you have sensitive skin? Or it's the heat getting to you? Whatever the cause of that pesky itch, we have you covered with peppermint oil's magical properties. This organic extract has soothing and cooling properties like no other oil. The menthol-like properties provide a cooling sensation that can help ease any discomfort that itch is causing you.
You can make a DIY cooling spray to help ease that itch.
- Add 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil to a spray bottle
- Add 1 tablespoon of Botanic Hearths Aloe Vera Gel
- Add 3 ounces of boiled or distilled water
- Shake to mix the ingredients
This on-the-go cooling spray is a unique recipe for any itch or discomfort. However, be careful to do a patch test to see if your skin works in harmony with the essential oil. It is advised not to use peppermint oil on the skin directly as it can produce irritation and burning.
Are breakouts an ever-growing problem for you? Maybe you are searching for a more natural solution to this troubling problem.
Worry No More!
Peppermint essential oil is here to help you out. This incredible beauty elixir limits microbes present on your skin. Hence, minimizing breakouts. It also tones and protects the skin. This can be your go-to natural extract for radiant skin.
One way to keep your breakouts in check is by using our " Peppermint Detox Face Mask" at least once a week. You can make this mask at home following a few simple steps.
- Grate one medium-sized cucumber
- Take 2 tbsp of grated cucumber and mix it well with two tablespoons of dry kaolin clay
- Make a smooth mixture
- Add 5-6 drops of peppermint essential oil to this mix
- Now, apply this mask and let it dry completely
- Rinse with cold water
This detox mask will keep your skin cleansed and. You should apply this mask at least twice a week for more promising results.
4-Cooling Effect in Summer
Summer is here! How can we forget the sun? We know that having that beach tan is on your to-do list. What about the unwanted heat? We have the perfect cooling agent for you. Peppermint oil is known for its cooling and healing properties.
Peppermint essential oil helps to calm the burning sensation. To get the best results, you can make "peppermint oil soothing gel" at home with only two simple ingredients.
- Take a two-ounce glass bottle and fill it almost to the top with aloe vera gel
- Add 15 drops of peppermint oil
- Shake the bottle vigorously till the mixture take form of a paste
- Smooth the mixture over your skin to soothe inflammation and expedite the healing.
This is one of the most underrated peppermint oil uses for skin. Peppermint oil mixed with aloe vera helps cool the skin while providing the necessary hydration without trapping the heat. You can also keep diluted peppermint oil or peppermint spray on you when you go on a beach vacay the next time.
5-Promotes Long Beautiful Hair
Do you want long Rapunzel hair? One natural extract you need to befriend for this purpose is peppermint oil. One of the most beneficial peppermint oil uses is its ability to improve the strength of your hair. When massaged into your roots, this magic extract can be your go-to hair oil in the future.
Peppermint oil uses are many; however, it's especially beneficial for your hair. We have just the right recipe that will help you boost your hair follicles into activity.
- Melt four teaspoons of coconut oil in a bowl
- Add 5-10 drops of peppermint oil
- Massage well into the scalp and hair
- Let this mixture stay for at least two to three hours or overnight.
- Rinse with a mild shampoo afterward.
This elixir with peppermint oil benefits will provide your hair roots with the hydration it needs. You should repeat this step at least twice a week for a decent outcome.
6-Conditions the Scalp
Peppermint oil has many benefits for hair. This organic elixir provides a refreshing energy boost to your hair owing to its cooling properties. Its soothing action calms any irritation due to dry or itchy scalp. Peppermint oil has properties that help and clear the scalp of any impurities. Thus, it nurtures hair and scalp in general.
The best way to add this refreshing boost to your everyday routine is straightforward. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to your shampoo to provide you with a nurturing and therapeutic bath experience.
If you want to skip this cumbersome step, then we have just the product for you. Botanic Hearth Peppermint Shampoo and conditioner set is the perfect duo for a perfectly refreshing day, with the added richness and rawness of pure peppermint oil.
Having this mystical elixir in your cabinet will open doors to a new world of benefits. Grab your tiny bottle of this miracle product before the world runs out of peppermint –JK! Visit our store for peppermint-related products. Have a minty day ahead!