The Power of Peppermint

Ahhh the thought of peppermint brings so many things to mind:
  • Soothing
  • Healing
  • Refreshing
  • Herbal
  • Aromatherapy
According to Wikipedia:
Peppermint is a hybrid mint: a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, the plant is now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. 
Peppermint oil is an oil derived from the peppermint plant.  Because of its many positive qualities, it is used as an essential oil for aromatherapy.  Many of our everyday products: lip balm, body washes, shampoo, deep conditioners, and lotions include this oil in it.  It is also used in many foot scrubs due to its anti-fungal properties!  Now how’s that for self-care!  I’m ready for a pedicure now!
Various types of mints have provided fragrance for soaps, shampoos, candles, and even lotions. It’s also used to flavor foods and beverages!  Without mint, I wouldn’t have my beloved peppermint & mint medley teas!
Peppermint oil is also used as a supplement to ease the symptoms of indigestion, heartburn, morning sickness, colds, and sinus & respiratory infections. It can also help alleviate muscle pain, headache, sooth rashes, and repel those pesky mosquitoes! It’s also a major ingredient in oral hygiene products because it is highly effective in killing the bacteria that causes gum disease.
Honestly when I think of mint in general, I can’t think of a single negative quality. I believe the natural hair & skin care industry agrees with me as well.
Peppermint oil is a natural antiseptic.  It’s been known to ‘wake up’ lifeless skin and control oil production.  It also promotes hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp when used as a scalp massage.
So have I convinced you there is power in peppermint?  I hope so!  If you agree with this post let me know by liking and sharing this post. Leave a comment for me and don’t forget to subscribe.
Until next time Curlfriends! 🙂

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