March 05, 2018 3 min read

Why We Love Peppermint Oil for Skin

 

There are not many people who do not love the aromatic smell of peppermint. Fresh and reviving, peppermint oil is used in cosmetics, creams, body scrubs, and just about anything we put on our skin and faces these days.

However, there is more substance to peppermint oil than just a great smell, and it’s more of a weapon than you would actually think.

What is peppermint oil? 

Peppermint oil comes from the highly potent peppermint herb, which is renowned for its use in ancient and modern medicines, cosmetics, herbal teas, and as culinary garnishes and cocktail fusions.

Peppermint oil contains a plethora of nutritional goodies including omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, vitamins A and C, as well as menthol which boasts anaesthetic properties. This oil friend of ours also hosts antibacterial, antiviral, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and soothing agents.

Peppermint oil has gained its fame for being an effective ingredient against some skin, hair and health issues and there are various ways to make use of peppermint and peppermint oil. Peppermint tea, for example, may help with eliminating chest congestion, fight bad breath, treat indigestion and nausea, offer help against migraines, stress relief, boost to the immune system, offer some cramping relief, and ease symptoms of IBS.

So, we’ve learnt that peppermint oil is great for your insides, but how can peppermint oil directly benefit your skin?

Our team have discovered a few benefits of peppermint oil for your skin that we think are definitely worth sharing.

#1 Brightens your complexion

Simply add a few drops of peppermint oil to your skin lotion for brighter-looking skin. 

#2 Acne treatment

Peppermint oil may help to control the secretion of excess oil which is a common cause of acne and pimples. A single drop on your finger applied directly to the problem area may just do the trick nicely. For a more power-packed punch against acne, add your peppermint oil to some freshly brewed and cooled green tea, then apply for five minutes before rinsing.

#3 Refreshes your skin

Peppermint oil can help to remove dry, dead skin cells and encourage healthy, new skin. This may just be the reason that a lot of skincare specialists choose to include peppermint oil into their potions, and part of the reason our team of specialists included peppermint oil into our Organic Matcha Mint Body Scrub too.

When combined with green tea, peppermint oil can be a killer combination to use as a facial toner to help reduce the appearance of large pores, draw out impurities, and help to hydrate your skin. Simply add a drop or two to cooled green tea then spray onto your face and let dry.

#4 Relieve dry scalp

Peppermint oil may be used to help rehydrate a dry scalp as it has excellent moisturising properties. After shampooing, add some peppermint oil to a carrier oil like organic coconut, then keep your hair bundled in a shower cap for half an hour. When you are done, rinse and condition. Your hair will smell amazing too.

Peppermint oil is much more than just a pleasant-smelling blend. It has some amazing properties and benefits that go well beyond its ‘pretty face’.

To discover the benefits of peppermint oil as a body scrub, try our newly released Bondi Beach Tea Co. Organic Matcha Mint Body Scrub.You’ll be wondering where it has been all your life.


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