Mint is used to make soaps, lotions, shampoos, masks, creams and other types of perfumery and cosmetic products. This medicinal plant has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and soothing properties. It smells great and also has many properties that make it an excellent beauty enhancing ingredient. Want to learn more? Read on.
The fresh aroma of mint is familiar to everyone, which is why the plant is often used in cooking, and many people enjoy brewing tea from it. Mint is also an ingredient in toothpastes, mouthwashes, painkillers and anti-cancer medications. The plant is also considered an essential part of various cosmetics.
Peppermint is a storehouse of micro and macro elements, vitamins and nutrients needed by the body and hair. The refreshing and toning effect we feel when using peppermint hair products is due to the main active ingredient – menthol, while the other components of this plant stimulate blood circulation, restore sebaceous gland function, soothe irritation and inflammation and tone. That is why peppermint is recommended for problematic scalp, excessively oily hair and in case of dandruff problems.
Peppermint present in hair cosmetics also copes with dryness and brittleness of damaged curls by moisturizing them and restoring their structure from within. Thanks to the regenerative properties of the plant moisture deficiency in the epidermal cells and hair follicles is replenished.
Mint can be used fresh or dried. It is used in tinctures, oils and decoctions for rinsing hair and the scent it gives during treatments improves the mood and refreshes.
Peppermint oil is multicomponent and contains over 2000 active substances, the most valuable of which are menthol, vetiverol, thymol, limonene, pinene and terpinene. And it is thanks to such a rich composition that peppermint oil is an irreplaceable helper in cosmetics.
Here is a list of its main properties:
Like any medicinal plant, mint can negatively affect the human body. It is not recommended to use it in any form:
Due to its unique natural composition, peppermint is a valuable plant whose ingredients are all completely absorbed by the skin. It is a proven ingredient in facial cosmetics and can help fight imperfections
Let’s take a closer look at the composition of this aromatic plant: