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Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits For skin and health

by Vanya Herbal E-commerce Marketing


Do you know peppermint is a hybrid plant? Really it is a hybrid or sandwich plant of water mint and spearmint. It is an aromatic plant and used in foods, cosmetics, soaps, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, medicine. Peppermint essential oil is used for a wide range of purposes which are mentioned above.

Its origin in Europe but currently it is also cultivated in India as well. Its fresh or dried leaves can be used in tea or coffee. Peppermint is available in shape or forms of leaves, stems, medicines, lotions. It can be used for the treatment of common problems like cold, cough, indigestion, inflammation, mouth care, skincare.

Peppermint essential oil’s presence can be seen in various industries. In this article, I have explained the information of and application of peppermint essential oil.

Peppermint Essential oil:

Peppermint belongs to the mint family and naturally found in Europe and America. People think that peppermint(menthol) is just used for mouth freshener but it can do a lot more. Due to the presence of menthol, it can be very handy in headaches, congestion. Most commonly peppermint is used as a fragrance and cooling element in soaps and cosmetics. 

Although all essential oils are very concentrated so, it is suggested to dilute with a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil, jojoba oil before application

The nutrition content of Peppermint Oil is vitamin A, Vitamin C, Omega fatty acid, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, manganese, potassium, etc.

Benefits of Peppermint –

Brightens the skin –

Peppermint oil has a cooling and calming effect and it is used in many skin care products like mint and Tulsi shower gel, and Mint and tulsi body lotion for achieving healthy and radiant skin.

Find products with peppermint oil as an ingredient to get youthful skin.

Reduces Muscle and Joint Pain-

Due to the presence of calcium antagonism, it is very effective in healing muscle pain and joint pain.

Apart from Being an analgesic, it is also Anti-inflammatory which helps to soothe infection as well as pain associated with joint pain caused by arthritis. It is safe, naturally prepared and a very good choice for various pains such as knee pain, back pain, and neck pain.

In case of any injury or wound, peppermint oil can be applied to the affected area to reduce swelling, giving pain relief.

Massaging peppermint oil on tired or sore muscles relieves the pain for sometimes. Mix it with a carrier oil before massage

Tired Feet Relaxation-

Peppermint essential oil’s soothing effect is very useful to treat tired feet. For tired feet relaxation, put a few drops of peppermint essential oil in lukewarm water and soak your feet for 10 minutes. You will experience great relief from this home remedies.

Cold/Cough- Menthol can give instant and effective relief from many respiratory or Breathing problems including nasal congestion, bronchitis, asthma and the most common one, cold and cough. 

For relief from cold, put a single drop on cotton or a piece of cloth and inhale through the nose. You can also inhale through hot steam. Add few drops in water in a diffuser and burn a candle. Inhale the steam directly through the nose.


Headache – Headache is the most common problem. Headache can be because of lack of nutrition, being out for long in harsh sunlight or any other reason. With anti-inflammatory properties, cooling effect and soothing aroma help to ease down the headache and frees the pressure from the head.

To get relief from headache, put a drop on the wrist or handkerchief and inhale it to get rid of a headache

Room freshener and purifier – Peppermint essential oil’s refreshing and uplifting aroma makes it a wonderful choice for room freshening. Mix a few drops of Peppermint oil with water in a spray bottle and spray to set a relaxing mood in the room. It is also good for aromatherapy as it can be used to set the mood before the party.


Hair Care-

Peppermint oil is used in various cosmetics like shampoo, soap, and conditioner. Its PH balanced formula works wonderfully for the hairs. Due to factors like weather condition, application of products with harmful ingredients It is good in removing dandruff and protecting scalps along with giving you shiny hair.

Conclusion – Peppermint essential oil are very beneficial for health and skin. You can use it as an ingredient in skin care products or you can buy peppermint essential oil for aromatherapy at your home. Please keep it in mind that essential oils are very concentrated, so mix or blend them with a carrier oil before use and use them topically. Always buy essential oil from a trusted brand.



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