Benefits, properties and uses of peppermint essential oil
What is the point we peppermint oil in our hair?
With peppermint essential oil you can benefit from all its properties, such as promoting the growth of the scalp, for damaged hair and dull.
Its chemical composition is menthol, menthone, cineol 1.8, pulegone, methyl acetate, limonene, pinene b, trans-sabinene and germacroneno-d-, methofuran and isomenthone.
Benefits of peppermint oil for hair
The main benefit is menthol as it is able to remove fat from the scalp, cleaning the hair follicle and preventing
The following shows the main benefits and properties.
- Strengthens hair
- Eliminates dandruff.
- Eliminates itching associated with dryness of the scalp.
- Restructures the hair dull.
- Avoid dry hair.
- Prevents hair loss due to menthol which is a vasodilator that helps blood flow.
- It has antiseptic properties and bactericide.
- It is decongestant and anti-inflammatory.
- It is refreshing
- Help with insect bites.
- Antioxidant, due to its content of ascorbic acid.
- We can use against acne.
- Effects relievers swollen legs.
Care with peppermint oil
- Peppermint oil if expose to sunlight burning, so it is advisable to use at night, to avoid stinging or irritation in the applied area.
- It is advisable to apply undiluted with water or jojoba oil.
- It not recommended for use in infants.
- The peppermint can produce side effects such as heartburn or allergic reactions, wound pain head in the mouth and skin redness.
- Do not apply for many days in a row is advisable to always leave a rest.
- Warnings and Precautions : It is SAFE to take peppermint during pregnancy and lactation, taking the recommended amount.
Applying peppermint oil
- 3 drops will mix with jojoba oil
- We massage the scalp with circular movements leaving it on for 35 minutes.
- Repeat the process a week and rest.
- We can also add to our shampoo and wash and leave for 10 minutes then rinse with water.
Preparing homemade peppermint oil
Ingredients that we will use:
- 300 g of fresh mint (Mentha piperita)
- 200ml olive oil.
- A glass bottle of 300 ml.
How do I create my peppermint oil?
- The first is to get the peppermint leaves and wash to remove impurities
- We crush the leaves with a wooden mallet
- Take a saucepan and pour 200 ml oil, add crushed mint and stir. (WITH FIRE LOW) we cover the pot, this will leave it for half an hour.
- Past those 30 minutes pour in fresh peppermint oil with a strainer, so that no sheet is no strain.
- Wait about 12 days for oil coga all its properties.
- To turn the bottle every 12 hours for your ingredients are blended.