The essential oil of pure and natural mint is one of the effective oils used for a long time for the health of the skin. When inhaled, vapors of pure peppermint oil combat symptoms similar to depression and can elevate mood. High in the menthol compound, peppermint oil is soothing and refreshing in contact with the skin and has several properties that make it an effective healing oil to promote healthy skin.
Peppermint oil has strong antibacterial properties, analgesic properties (to relieve pain) and is a vasodilator. Together, these attributes combine to make medicinally versatile pure peppermint oil for topical application. Like all essential oils, peppermint oil must be diluted for a safe topical application. The “pure” or undiluted essential oil can irritate the skin and cause serious discomfort. The topical treatments that we are going to treat also come with the following warning: do not apply mixtures or solutions of essential oils (no matter how diluted) to broken skin.
AFTER SUN RELIEF
The cooling and soothing properties of peppermint oil can be harnessed to make a fast-acting after sun relief spray. Intended to cool down overheated and burned skin, this natural remedy provides immediate effect.
2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel
10 drops Pure Lavender Oil
10 drops Pure Peppermint Oil
1/2 cup Witch Hazel
4 ounce Spray Bottle (or larger)
Combine the ingredients and mix well. Shake well before each application; essential oils do not mix with water Avoid spraying eyes and do not spray on broken skin. This formula can be reapplied as necessary. This formula is also effective in other forms of skin alteration such as shingles, urticaria and eczema. The powerful astringent witch hazel dries sores and damaged skin, while refreshing mint soothes irritation.
When combined with a suitably light carrier oil, the antibacterial qualities of peppermint oil can be used to treat acne locally. The oil penetrates the skin and cleanses the pores while calming irritated or irritated skin. This also applies to canker sores and cold sores. Cold sores are viral infections and Chinese mint combats the spread and development of symptoms. For advanced cases, some experts recommend applying pure oil directly on the affected area.
Fungal infections such as athlete’s foot can be treated with a strong dose of peppermint oil due to the essential oil’s potent antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Approximately 20 drops of peppermint essential oil per 8 ounces of unscented natural shampoo will provide a natural, anti-dandruff shampoo that maintains scalp and hair health.
Peppermint oil used as a circulatory aid will refresh the skin and soothe muscles tired or overworked a day full of activity. A solution of 1 teaspoon of peppermint oil for every 4 ounces of carrier oil can be applied to aching muscles (but not broken skin) to increase circulation and relieve minor aches and pains.