Peppermint oil uses are quite vast; it has been known to help digestive problems, respiratory problems, headaches, nausea and fever. But one of the most popular uses for the substance is as a beauty product.  The essential oil has several characteristics that contribute to its ability to assist in beauty management, especially skin care.  Peppermint oil contains numerous vitamins and minerals including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, copper and vitamins A and C—all nutrients the skin needs to function and appear healthy. 

The menthol in peppermint oil is what promotes healthy and clear skin.  It has a cooling effect, waking up tired skin, brightening dull skin and helping to control excess oil production.  Since it improves oily skin, it can also prevent acne and clogged pores.  Peppermint oil uses also include reducing skin irritations and itchiness, whether caused by poison ivy and other toxic plants or insect bites. 

This pleasant smelling oil blends well with other aromatherapy essential oils to provide even more benefit to the skin.  It is helpful when used in massages, steam baths and mud packs.  Because of its antiseptic properties, it helps to remove dandruff and lice when massaged on the scalp.  The best part about it is that you only need a little bit to notice effects, so a bottle of peppermint oil can last quite a long time.To receive the skin benefits of the various peppermint oil uses, you must make sure to dilute it before use.  That is because it is quite concentrated and can actually cause irritation if applied directly to the skin in large amounts. 

If you’ve tried everything to improve sensitive skin and nothing seems to work, try peppermint oil today!  It is a pure, non-toxic solution that can be used in place of other products that will just make your condition worse.  Discover all the various health and healing benefits of peppermint oil uses for your skin. 

To find more amazing oils in our store please head over to our Essential Oils page. You can also check out some resources on all things Aromatherapy here on our Aromatherapy Resources page.