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Peppermint study part 2: Skin and Hair

By September 17, 2023Essential Oils
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Peppermint Essential Oil is widely used to treat a variety of dermatic disorders, including wounds, skin infection, inflammation, eczema, hives, psoriasis, scabies and insect bites.

It is well established that Peppermint Essential Oil alters skin permeability and promotes hair growth, by enhancing vascular formation in the dermal papilla of hair, which may help the early stage of hair growth, indicative of a promising approach for the treatment of hair loss with Peppermint Oil.

It is reported that Peppermint Essential Oil has a very high sun protection factor (SPF) value, as Peppermint Oil can form an even and long-lasting sunscreen on skin, and prevent skin from drying by sun and wind. Peppermint Essential Oil has an SPF of 7. Olive Oil and Coconut Oil have a SPF of 8, so they make good carrier oils to blend with Peppermint.

Chronic pruritus is defined as itching that persists for more than 6 weeks and is severe enough to interfere with lifestyle. Itching can be a sign of many skin conditions as well as other non-dermatological conditions.

Topical Peppermint Essential Oil is effective in the treatment of chronic pruritus, as Peppermint Oil is shown to relieve itching sensations.

It is documented that neomenthol in Peppermint Oil exhibits inhibitory effects on human epidermoid cancer cells leading to suppression of tumor growth, metastasis and angiogenesis.

It is well known that topical administration of Peppermint Essential Oil produces a lasting cooling effect on the skin against facial neuralgia, mainly due to the spatial changes in cold receptor calcium channel and relaxation of pericranial muscle, giving rise to cutaneous blood flow to the forehead.

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