Things to know about Peppermint Essential Oil

Updated: Apr 24



We all know that adding Essential Oils into into soaps can enhance the our experience while using them, either it is because of their fragrance or because of their therapeutic properties. But what exactly are the benefits that each of the different essential oils give us? In this post, we will talk about the facts and benefits of using the Peppermint essential oil.


It comes in three forms:


  • Essential Oils, a very concentrated form that can be used for aromatherapy or diluted and applied to the skin

  • Extracts, a more diluted form that can be used to add peppermint flavor to foods

  • Capsules, which can be taken as dietary supplements

Facts:


  • It is an extract from Mentha X Piperita, a.k.a Peppermint, which is an aromatic herb in the mint family. It is a cross between spearmint and watermint.

  • It is found naturally in North America and Europe.

  • It's uses go back to the time of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

  • The Menthol present in peppermint gives the taste, smell, and cooling sensation when using it.

  • It is used to add flavor or fragrance to foods, cosmetics, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and other products.

  • Peppermint leaves can be used dried or fresh in teas.

  • It has anti-inflammatory properties


Benefits:


  • It reduces migraines when applied on the forehead.

  • Peppermint oil tablets have been found to improve the conditions of people with difficulty swallowing and non-cardiac chest pain.

  • A study has shown that Peppermint Oil is effective at reducing the duration, frequency, and severity of abdominal pain

  • By adding a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil into regular shampoo (about 5 drops per ounce), it can promote hair growth.


Benefits of using Peppermint in soaps:


  • It works as an antiseptic skin cleanser.

  • It relieves itchiness and irritation.

  • It acts as a refreshing skin tonic and cools down inflammation caused by skin blemishes and acne.

  • It helps to reduce acne by controlling the secretion of excess oil.

Cautions to be observed when using Tea Tree Essential Oil directly:


  • It should never be swallowed. If intended to be used in food, an extract should be chosen.

  • When using for the first time, always test it on a small area of skin to see if any reaction occurs within the next 24 hours.

  • Always mix the oil with an equal or greater amount of olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil before use.

  • It may not be safe to use on pets.


If you are interested to buy our peppermint soaps, visit the links below:

Bar Soaps - 2pc 100gm

Herbal Garden - 3pc 100gm soaps(Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemongrass)

Mini Herbal Garden - 3pc 50gm soaps(Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lemongrass)

Mixed Flowers - 4pc 60gm mini rose shaped soaps(Lavender, Rose, Peppermint, Lemongrass)


References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/benefits-of-peppermint-oil#takeaway

https://www.leaf.tv/4720363/what-are-the-benefits-of-peppermint-soap/

https://www.healthline.com/health/peppermint-oil-for-hair#considerations

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits-effects#1

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