INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH -PEPPERMINT OIL

SUMMARY: AVERAGE | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

An essential oil known to maintain hair health, treat acne and provide relief from cold and chest congestion.

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WHAT IS PEPPERMINT OIL: Peppermint oil is an essential oil which is extracted from the leaves of peppermint plant. The oil contains about 44% menthol. It has anti inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is more potent than the leaves as this oil is a concentrated oil. It is powered with Vitamins A & C, omega fatty acids and minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium etc. It is known for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties. Since, it i san essential oil, it should be used in combination with carrier oils.

REVIEW OF PEPPERMINT OIL

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

POOR

4

 

Peppermint oil is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF PEPPERMINT OIL:  The essential oil has the following benefits:

  • Promotes hair growth: Peppermint oil can promote hair growth and can also leave the scalp feeling clean and cool.
  • Reduces acne formation: It prevents bacterial growth, soothes the skin and reduces the excessive oil secretion of skin.
  • Treats itchy scalp: It soothes the itchy scalp and moisturizes the scalp. Thereby reducing the formation of dandruff.
  • Promotes hair growth: It consists of Menthol which is a vasodilator that improves blood circulation of scalp and thus stimulating hair stem cells for better hair growth.
  • Alleviates congestion and cold: Menthol present in it clears the respiratory tract to provide relief from congestion and cold.

Thus, this ingredient is widely used in personal care products. 

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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