Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a medicinal herb worldwide. The plant and its oils has also been extensively used in cosmetic formulations.

Peppermint oil is known for its cold and tingling feeling. It increases blood circulation and when applied to the scalp, it can help promote hair growth during the growing(anagen) phase. Peppermint has anesthetic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and carminative properties.

A study conducted in 2014 by Korean Society of Toxicology found that peppermint oil performed better than minoxidil for hair growth.  When used on mice, study observed peppermint oil increased the number of follicles, follicle depth, and overall hair growth.

 

Benefits:

  • Stimulates and improves circulation to the scalp thus encouraging hair growth
  • Brightens dull skin
  • Controls excess oil
  • Helps maintain ideal ph level

 

Uses:

Skin: Peppermint oil is used in skincare formulations for its antibacterial and oil control properties.

Hair: Peppermint oil is extensively used in haircare formulation for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It helps to cool the scalp, increases blood circulation to the scalp and help with new hair growth.

 

How to use it: Peppermint essential oil can be blended with a carrier oil and directly applied to the scalp. However, as essential oils are extremely powerful extracts of oils, it is important to use them in right proportions to avoid essential oil sensitivity.  

How we use it: Peppermint oil is an active ingredient in Revitalize Natural Hair Growth Oil. With other potent hair growth herbs like  nettle, bhringraj (eclipta alba), rosemary and cold-pressed oils like jojoba, castor, almond and argan oil- it offers excellent scalp nourishment, hair loss prevention and hair growth properties.