Peppermint essential oil works great to soothe the skin and scalp. The tingling effects of peppermint oil help to stimulate hair follicles, giving way to hair growth. Applying peppermint oil on the scalp has a cleansing effect that prevents pores from clogging. It helps to stimulate the scalp, and it can treat dandruff and even lice due to its powerful antiseptic properties.
Peppermint oil helps to stimulate blood flow to the root of the hair, which in turn leads to hair growth. You can simply combine your essential oils for hair and a carrier oil of your choice and massage the mixture into your scalp for an at-home hair treatment. Here are some DIY recipes that will also help to boost the health of your hair:
Ingredients you will need:
- 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons of pure castor oil
- 8-10 drops of pure peppermint oil
Melt the coconut oil in a very clean saucepan, use very low heat, then add in the castor oil, let the liquid melt. Turn off the heat and add in the peppermint oil. Pour the oil into a glass bottle.
Massage this mixture into the scalp for 5 mins. The oil will add a nice cooling and tingling sensation. Finally, flip your head over (this is called the inversion technique), and give yourself an upside down head massage for 4 minutes. Allow the oil to penetrate for about 30 minutes or leave it on overnight before shampooing your hair.
Apply this amazing peppermint oil recipe to your scalp 2-3 times a week and it will make your hair look amazingly beautiful, silky and grow much more rapidly.
Mix peppermint oil with your shampoo, or dilute it with water and use as a hair spray. I recommend adding 2-3 drops to your conditioner or shampoo while washing your hair.
- Before applying peppermint essential oil to your scalp or skin, do a patch test on a small section of your skin to check for allergic reaction.
- Consult your general physician before using any essential oils if you are taking any medications or pregnant.