Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves of Mentha piperita using a method known as steam distillation. When this aromatherapy oil is applied to the scalp or inhaled through the nose, it travels through the blood to parts of the brain that control different functions in the body. Consequently, it is used on the body to relieve headaches, colds and menstrual cramps.

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Peppermint Itchy Scalp Shampoo

Peppermint essential oil also has healing effects on the scalp where it alleviates itchiness. It can therefore be formulated into a soothing shampoo together with jojoba which has a similar composition to the sebum produced by the scalp.

48 drops peppermint essential oil + 2 ½ oz liquid Castile soap + 1 oz water + ½ oz glycerin

These ingredients should be mixed together in a dark bottle, massaged into the scalp and smoothed on to the hair. The peppermint itchy scalp shampoo should be left on the scalp for a few minutes before being rinsed off with warm water and the hair conditioned.

Peppermint Dry Hair Conditioner

Peppermint essential oil conditions dry hair and it can be blended with hydrating aloe vera gel as well as carrier oils which moisturize dry hair like virgin coconut oil to form a conditioner for parched hair.

48 drops peppermint essential oil + 2 oz virgin coconut oil + 1 oz aloe vera gel + 1 oz coconut milk

These ingredients should be mixed together in a bowl, massaged into the scalp and smoothed over the hair. A plastic cap should then be worn for at least 30 minutes before the peppermint dry hair conditioner is rinsed off with warm water.

Peppermint Thinning Hair Mask

Peppermint essential oil enhances the growth of hair by increasing the circulation of blood in the scalp. It can therefore be diluted with carrier oils with also boost hair growth like castor oil to form a mask for thinning hair.

48 drops peppermint essential oil + 1 oz castor oil + 2 oz virgin coconut oil + 1 oz honey

These ingredients should be mixed together in a bowl before being massaged into the scalp. A shower cap should be worn for at least half an hour before the hair is shampooed and conditioned.

Peppermint Essential Oil Safety Precautions

Peppermint essential oil should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Persons with epilepsy and high blood pressure should also not use this aromatherapy oil.

 

Have you ever made any natural DIY hair care products with peppermint essential oil?

 

Almasi W is a certified aromatherapist, freelance blogger and the author of Safe Aromatherapy for Healthy Hair.

 

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Contributor for Hype Hair Magazine | Freelance Writer and Content Creator| Candice is a passionate Nashville-based writer with a love for beauty, urban lifestyle, songwriting, travel, food and business. When she's not busy being Wonder Woman to her family, out exploring or catching up on her British dramas, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog. Which more than likely she probably wrote at Noon, while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.

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