Peppermint Oil In Skin Care – Wise She Cosmetic Dictionary


peppermint oil contains menthol which is good for skin and gives a cooling effect.Used most commonly in soaps, shampoos and toothpaste oil contains many minerals and nutrients which includes iron, manganese, calcium, copper, vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Pepermint oil uses and benefits

  • Used often in Ayurvedic medicine peppermint oil helps in stimulating mind and enhancing mental focus.It gives  a soothing and cooling effect when applied to the skin this is the reason it is often used in balms.
  • Peppermint helps in increasing blood flow and improves dull skin.If one is having blotchy or red skin then use of peppermint oil helps in reducing the problem.
  • Uses :If massaged on problem skin then  it acts as a pain-killer.
  • Peppermint soaps if used regularly benefits the skin from its antiseptic qualities and helps in preventing bacterial and skin infections.
  • Warnings – Peppermint can sometime irritates the skin especially if one is allergic to it.Pregnant women should not use this and avoid using it on young children who may have a sensitive skin.
  • Before using the oil one should do a test patch of skin.If experience any irritation than discontinue using it.

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  1. blossom kochar have made many essencial oils and peppermint essencial oil is on of them namely “Aroma magic peppermint essensial oil” i have seen this product in one big bazar of Siliguri.. :-))

      • People claim to see visible results by using mint toners and also by taking them internally daily. But like you said they can easily irritate our skin. So better diluted. I made home made ones with ‘pudhina’ and they weren t bad.

          • Sorry for being late 😀 . I added mint leaves (just 10 leaves for 200 ml of water)along with aloe vera to boiling water and let it to cool. Then I mixed in a mixer and filtered the contents into a spray bottle. They were nice for a week :). But I feel that pepper mint is better taken internally coz they not only reduce facial hairs but also help digestion and are a very good stress busters.

      • once a lady Doc told me pure essential oils should never be used directly, be it any thing’s essential oil. it should always be diluted – if using in bath, put 3-4 drops of essential oil in 1bucket of water, if using as a massage oil, mix it with olive / coconut oil in 5:1 proportion and then use ans so on… :-)) :-))

  2. wrt Pudina juice is apparently very good for need to mix equal quantities of pudina and tuli juice…just pick up fresh leaves and crush them in you palm…and apply the juice..massage it and leave on for sometime…then wash with cool water


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