If they become ill, most people tend to resort to pharmacy drugs right away, even though there are many natural options that can heal health problems effectively. It is worth getting acquainted with the role of various essential oils in natural cures.
Peppermint essential oil is incredibly versatile; it is worth always keeping a small bottle at home, as it is effective in treating headaches, digestive problems and colds, as well as any viral and respiratory diseases. Let’s look at some of the health problems in which peppermint oil comes useful.
Peppermint oil has antiseptic and antibacterial effects, and it cools, disinfects and soothes inflamed and irritated skin. Add a little essential oil to a cotton swab and gently dab your skin to prevent or treat acne.
2. Irritable bowel syndrome
High-quality peppermint oil can be of great help in diarrhea, poor digestion or irritable bowel syndrome. However, consult an expert before using it.
3. Hair loss
Peppermint oil nourishes hair follicles, so it stimulates hair growth and stops hair loss. Add a few drops of oil to your shampoo and apply it regularly. You may also mix your own hair regenerating lotion from a teaspoon of coconut oil and 3-4 drops of peppermint oil. Rub the mixture onto your scalp, leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash the hair as usual.
4. Mosquito bites
If you are preparing for a garden party, spray a little peppermint oil onto your skin to repel mosquitoes. If you have been bitted by a mosquito, rub the area with peppermint essential oil to prevent itching. Mix a few drops of peppermint oil with grape seed oil to treat mosquito bites.
Peppermint oil has a strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. For a headache, rub your temples with several drops of peppermint oil.