Why Peppermint Oil is a Powerhouse for Your Natural Hair

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Peppermint has a long history of being used as a medicinal herb for issues like stomach problems, muscle pains, and even headaches. Peppermint essential oil, botanical name Mentha piperita, is extracted by steam distillation and is an extremely potent essential oil. It blends well with basil, bergamot, cajeput, cedarwood, eucalyptus, lemon, lime, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, pine, rosemary, spearmint, and thyme.

Peppermint oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insecticidal, antispasmodic, and carminative properties and the entire plant contains menthol. This fragrant oil is often used in aromatherapy, lozenges, toothpastes, balms, and rubs, because of the methanol and menthone components.

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Benefits of Peppermint Oil

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by Mary Wolff

Nature has given naturalistas a lot of natural remedies to soothe, revive, and bolster our curls. One of the best nature has to offer is the healing peppermint plant. There are many benefits of peppermint oil that make it worthy of adding to your hair care routine.

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