Peppermint oil has been used for hundreds of years to help treat skin conditions, and is one of the most highly sought after natural beauty products, ideal for everything from giving your skin a healthy glow, to fighting inflammation and soothing sore muscles. Commonly used in aromatherapy as a massage oil or incorporated into essential oils for mixing with other ingredients, it can also be used as a natural home remedy for a myriad of different minor health problems.
In addition to its many and miraculous properties, peppermint oil is suited to most skin types so you need not worry about irritating delicate skin!
Read on to find out more about why you should consider incorporating peppermint into your beauty regime as a soothing ingredient for the skin…
Brighten Your Skin
The cooling menthol effect of peppermint will help users obtain bright and radiant skin without resorting to harsh chemical alternatives. Peppermint makes a superb astringent toner, and can be homemade to help balance and relieve skin conditions. Alternatively, try mixing peppermint oil with honey to create a DIY facial mask.
Alleviate Aches and Pains
Peppermint has long been used as a natural pain relief. Adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a warm bath will provide immediate assistance, or alternatively headaches can be soothed by massaging directly to the source of pain or irritation.
Natural Stress Relief
Energizing peppermint can make for an effective anti-stress treatment. Studies have also found peppermint essential oil to be an effective treatment for problems with the nervous system.
Soothe Your Scalp
Peppermint’s soothing properties can work wonders for a dry, irritated scalp – which is why it is incorporated into so many shampoos and hair products.
Manage Skin Blemishes
Nobody wants to be confronted with a sudden skin outbreak before a big event, but peppermint oil can help manage and treat acne deep down. By controlling excess oil secretions, it alleviates clogged pores and helps to prevent subsequent skin problems before they have a chance to take hold.
Treat Your Nails
Dipping clean, unvarnished nails in a peppermint oil infusion mixed with castor oil helps strengthen them against the damaging effects of modern life, preventing breakages and chipping. For an unbeatable and inexpensive pedicure, dip your toes in a warm bowl with a few drops of peppermint oil to emerge with soft, relaxed feet ready to take on the world!