Peppermint Essential Oil is a cross between water mint and spear mint. Its various benefits are as follows –
Scalp Health and Combating Dandruff - Peppermint Oil is rich in essential fatty acids that help to stimulate scalp health and get rid of yeast colonies to keep the skin clean and energized. Dandruff clogs the hair follicles and stifles its further growth, making hair strands extremely thin and weak. This oil keeps the scalp moisturized and cleanses the pores of germs and dandruff that inhibit free hair growth. Peppermint Essential Oils help to maintain the pH level of the scalp; too high and it’ll cause excessive itchiness in the scalp. It acts as a coolant and keeps the hair healthy. Adding a few drops of this oil to a regular shampoo will stimulate the scalp and its powerful antiseptic properties will remove dandruff and lice.
Skin Health - Like most essential oils, Peppermint Oil’s anti-inflammatory nature assists the fight against eczema and psoriasis. Application of this oil mixed with a lotion yields a cooling sensation and frees the skin’s blocked pores. Applying Peppermint Oil on a rash or poison ivy helps to soothe the irritation and alleviate the pain.
Allergy Relief - Peppermint Oil is proven to be highly effective at relaxing muscles in the nasal passage. It helps cleanse the respiratory tracts of all the dust and muck that causes allergy.
Joint Therapy - Peppermint Essential Oil is a natural relaxant and when applied to sore muscles, it helps to soothe away the tension. It works as a natural painkiller without any side-effects. A whiff of this oil also lends a bout of refreshment and promises to become an organic replacement for caffeine in the future.
Fever Reducer - Peppermint Oil’s anti-pyretic nature is used as a natural coolant to lower body temperature in case of a fever. Mixed with coconut oil, it can be applied to the skin for instant relief. It is also used to dispel anything from plain nausea to motion sickness.
Better Cognition - Peppermint Oil’s sharp and soothing odor helps to relax the brain and enhance its cognitive abilities. It leads to stimulation of brain signals and faster neural agility.
Weight Loss - A few drops of this oil will make one feel a lot fuller than they should. Why? Peppermint Oil is a natural appetite suppressant which doesn’t steal any satisfaction from the eater. This enables a person to eat lesser but still feel satiated, leading to loss of calories.