Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog. Today I want to give you a brief insight on peppermint essential oil and its benefits on our skin and hair. Not many are aware of its benefits apart from relieving nausea and its uplifting scent. I feel this essential oil is often overlooked and only recently has it gained its popularity in beauty.
So let me start by telling you what peppermint essential oil (PEO) is. Peppermint plant is a hybrid between watermint and spearmint and peppermint oil is extracted from this plant. The strongest and concentrated form of oil is the essential oil which is derived using modern distillation techniques. Peppermint essential oil contains the highest concentration of menthol and it is the presence of menthol in peppermint oil that makes peppermint oil so beneficial.
Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil:
- Increasing the scalp health due to its anti-bacterial properties
- Reduces hair fall and increases hair density
- Relieves common cold, nausea, headache, muscle pain
- Reduces Anxiety
- Increases blood circulation (vasodilator)
- Soothes dry and itchy skin
- Keeps lice away (suffocates them)
Recent scientific test on its effects on hair growth:
In a recent scientific study conducted, peppermint essential oil even outperformed minoxidil (an effective and FDA approved product for hair growth and preventing hair loss) not to mention jojoba oil as well. Peppermint essential oil showed the most effective hair growth and follicle density and depth. It also increased the dermal thickness.
I was pleasantly surprised to know that peppermint oil was the winner as minoxidil is a proven hair growth product, but due to its various side effects, I never wanted to use it. So as soon as I read about this study, I bought a peppermint essential oil to try my luck. I have only ever used two brands of peppermint oil. So I am going to give a review on the brand that I liked better which is The Beauty Co. Peppermint Essential Oil. To get the peppermint essential oil click on https://amzn.to/3jnKgnK
Click here to read my review on The Beauty Co. Peppermint Essential Oil.