Peppermint Oil: The European Do-All Ingredient

Used in toothpaste (and countless beauty products for that matter), peppermint is one Europe’s indigenous plants with a long tradition of medicinal and nutritional practices. Dating back thousand of years to ancient Greece, and Rome it’s not only one of our favorite scents for the holiday season, used on the skin it stimulates blood flow—which can help to reduce stress—and promote an even skin tone.

Using peppermint oil is known to stimulate the brain and promotes clear thoughts. It leaves you feeling refreshed and mentally energized, making it great for the body and the mind. Not to mention the scalp. Head & Shoulders just launched a Instant Relief Scalp Soother infused with tea tree essence and peppermint oil.

Peppermint works with a dry scalp to prevent hair loss, and promote hair growth. There are many ways you can use peppermint into your daily beauty routine.

Scalp Massage – You want to use 2-4 drops of peppermint oil onto your hands. Mix it with a Jojoba, olive, or almond oil so the peppermint isn’t as heavy.  Using your fingers massage it for 5 minutes really working it into the scalp. This will heal any small irritations and give you beautiful healthy hair.

Tired feet – add one cup of Epson Salt and 10 drops of peppermint oil to a hot foot bath and soak.

Beauty Note: Peppermint is a really powerful oil so use it wisely. 4-5 drops will be enough for the whole scalp. Its been said that over exposure can lead to migraines, and other side effects. Just use wisely, beauty travelers.HSImage

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