Jojoba Oil – For Beautiful Skin And Luscious Locks!

With essential oils going up the trend, people are going crazy over the wonderful uses and benefits of these miracle oils. One such oil is Jojoba. Jojoba Oil is the ultimate solution for problems like dry skin, flaky scalp, chapped lips and many more.

Jojoba oil

What is Jojoba Oil?

Jojoba Oil (pronounced ho-ho-ba) is actually a liquid wax that comes from a plant seed. Yes, you read that right! Jojoba isn’t an oil at all, but is actually a liquid plant wax with comes from the seed of Jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis). This plant is generally found in hot areas of the U.S. including some parts of California, Arizona and Northern Mexico.

Jojoba Oil appears as a clear golden liquid which is odorless in nature. Unlike vegetable oils, the stability of Jojoba oil is much higher. This makes it a great choice for cosmetics and beauty products.

Benefits of Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil for Beautiful skin

1. It moisturizes the skin without making it greasy.

As a matter of fact, jojoba oil is very similar to the natural sebum produced by our skin.Also, it has a high ratio of ceramides which are waxy compounds that are much more hydrating.

2. Reduces Signs of Aging.

Jojoba oil has Vitamin E which is proven to do wonders to your skin. It can help you get rid of fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots on the skin.

3. Works as an antibiotic.

In ancient times, jojoba oil was used by native Americans for the purpose of wound healing. This amazing oil can assist in skin cell regeneration as well as give protection from fungal infections.

4. Fades away blemishes and helps with discoloration.

On direct application, jojoba oil can help in fading away blemishes, skin discoloration, stretch marks and even scars. All you have to do is apply jojoba oil directly on the affected areas twice a day every day.

5. Treats skin conditions like Sunburns And Eczema.

Jojoba is rich in B-vitamins, vitamin E and linoleic acid. These nutrients altogether can speed up metabolism and maturation of new cells. Using Jojoba Oil can help you with itchiness, redness, shedding of skin and promote new skin generation.

Jojoba Oil for Hair

1. Works great as a De-tangling Oil

Some people suffer from excessive hair tangling. Their hair seems unkempt if not brushed thoroughly every single day. This is due to the texture of the hair in some people. De-tangling can cause you a great deal of hair loss if not done properly. Lucky for you, jojoba oil can prevent tangles. Just apply 2-3 drops of jojoba oil in your hair everyday for easy brushing or combing.

2. Treats dry and flaky scalp.

Regular application of jojoba oil can hydrate the scalp and prevent dry flaking.

3. Stimulates hair growth and prevents hair fall.

Lack of proper nutrition, various skin infections and aging may be some causes of excessive hair loss. Jojoba oil hydrates the scalp and provides the hair with the much needed nutrients which can improve the overall health of the hair and stimulate hair growth.

4. Treats dry and damaged hair.

It helps to condition and hydrate the hair making it soft and much more manageable. Jojoba Oil forms a coating on each of your hair shaft prevent it from dust and pollution which cause dryness.

How to check the quality of Jojoba Oil?

  1. Make sure that the oil you’re using is 100% pure and organic.
  2. Make sure that to use cold pressed oil.
  3. If the skin does not absorb the oil completely and leaves a greasy residue behind, stop using it immediately.

So now that you know all about this miracle product click here to buy the best quality jojoba oil from Satthwa.

To know how to remove makeup using jojoba oil, watch our video below

Satthwa premium hair oil – know the ingredients

Satthwa Hair Oil Ingredients

What’s the first thing you notice before buying a product? The fancy name? It’s design and packaging? Or do you immediately turn it back and read the label for the ingredients? I doubt if every consumer does that. It’s extremely necessary to check out and be aware of the components of any product that you’re buying. After all, they are the essence of a product. They are the bits that standout and make a product effective.

In this article, we will give you a deep insight into the ingredients of Satthwa’s Premium hair oil. And why this oil is very regular and at the same time special for your hair. Lets be aware –

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil or ‘Jaitun ka tel’ or ‘liquid gold’ as how I’d like to call it is one of the most common products of the kitchen. Known for it’s healthcare benefits, Olive oil is a fantastic remedy for your hair as well. It has fatty acids, including oleic and linoleic acids, which are nutritious for your hair and scalp. It is also rich in antioxidants that help battle bacteria and fungi infections on your scalp.

It benefits your hair in the following ways:

– Adds moisture and weight to your hair.
– Acts as a serum once you’ve shampooed your hair.
– Acts on damaged hair and prevents split ends.
– Reduces frizz and makes your hair soft, leaving them smooth and shiny.
– Reduces itchiness and redness.
– The antioxidants help in preventing premature greying of hair by fighting the bacteria.

So the next time you see olive oil, cook your hair with it!

Castor Oil
Castor oil is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). An amalgamation of nutrients like vitamin E, ricinoleic acid, omega-9 and 6 fatty acids, and proteins, Castor Oil is ideal for maintaining healthy hair.

Benefits of castor oil for hair:

– Rich in ricinoleic acid, castor oil accelerates blood circulation to the scalp and helps in hair growth.
– Nourishes and strengthens hair roots, thus preventing premature greying.
– Treats damaged hair due to it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
– Prevents dandruff by trading dry scalp and itchiness.
– Prevents split ends and breakage.
– Controls water loss and keeps your hair hydrated.

Sweet Almond Oil
Almond Oil, is an all rounder product that undoubtedly plays a holistic role in our lives. From using it in cooking for tasty dishes to using it to provide us the much needed nutrition, it is everywhere! It comes from pressing the seeds of the almond tree (almond nuts) and extracting oil from what comes out. It is enriched with Vitamins E and A, proteins and omega-9 fatty acids which are good for both skin and hair health. It not only helps in maintaining good health but also great beauty. Pure almond oil is an excellent beauty hack and does wonders to dry and lifeless hair.

Some of the benefits of almond oil for hair are:

– It treats dandruff and hair damage.
– It treats any kind of inflammation or scalp irritation.
– It strengthens and softens your hair.
– Counting high amounts of Vitamin E, which is a natural antioxidant, Almond oil helps combats any kind of stress your hair and makes them look younger and healthier.

Grapeseed Oil
Grapeseeded oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes. The oil has Vitamin E, lineolic acid and is highly rich in omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. It is a lighter oil and thus moisturizes your hair without leaving it greasy.

– It locks moisture in your scalp and prevents frizz, split ends and brittle hair.
– It nurtures the growth of healthy skin cells and prevents dandruff, hair loss and strengthens the hair.
– Acts as a carrier for other essential oils that promote relaxation of the hair follicles.
– It conditions he hair.
– Vitamin E helps in building hair tissue and lineolic acid promotes hair growth.

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
Coconut Oil is easily one of the most popular hair oils worldwide. It is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals which are good for the human body. However, coconut oil usage is not limited to hair; it is used in the preparation of cosmetic soaps and creams. Being the richest natural source of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), special types of fatty acid with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, Coconut Oil is most effective in nourishing your hair.

It is an in and out hair beneficiary:

– Prevents hair loss and treats hair damage.
– Leaves a cooling effect on your hair and scalp, extremely beneficial for relaxing and treating people who suffer from severe scalp sweating.
– Locks moisture in your hair, keeping them soft and silky.
– Shimmers your hair by acting as a leave-in-conditioner.
– Benefits in preventing baldness and grey hair.
– Adds a sweet, refreshing fragrance to your hair.

No doubt, this oil is widely popular for haircare. And it’s blend with other natural oils is pure magic.

Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil is extracted from the seeds of a small American-Shrub, Jojoba, and is widely used in cosmetics. It is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 6 & 9 fatty acids that help battle viral infections. It is also rich in antioxidants and maintain the health of our skin and hair. While Jojoba oil is widely popular in moisturising sensitive skin, it is extremely beneficial for your hair.Lets know why…

– Since our hair is largely made up of proteins, the fatty acid content of jojoba oil makes it ideal to nourish our hair and follicles.
– It keeps our scalp moisturised.
– It is also a very good scalp cleanser. It cleanses your scalp by dislodging any clogging and also protects it from external substances.
– It keeps your hair follicles nourished and avoids any hair loss.
– A smooth protective layer of Jojoba Oil locks moisture in your scalp and conditions your hair.
Increases blood circulation and encourages hair growth.

Amla Oil
Amla or the Indian gooseberry has been a prominent part of the Ayurvedic medicines for years. While it is good for healthcare, it has amazing beauty benefits too. Rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C, Amla is considered excellent for hair growth.

Other benefits:

– Prevents breakage and hair fall which are mainly caused due to the deficiency of Vitamin C.
– Acts as an excellent natural conditioner for your hair, leaving your hair shiny and lustrous.
– Promotes hair growth owing to its high iron and carotene content.
– The surplus of vitamin C in amla helps in preventing dandruff and premature greying.
– Nourishes dry and itchy scalp.

Emu Oil
Emu Oil is the natural oil from the Australian Emu. It is a composition of Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Linolenic acid, omega-9, 6 and 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E and Vitamin A. Today, emu oil is widely being used by physicists for treating burns and other skin infections, but the oil is a little underrated. Not many have explored it’s brilliant effects on hair –

– It is full of antioxidants, that help in hair growth and maintain it’s health.
– Vitamin E helps in building hair tissue, reducing damage caused by external polluting factors, thus making it a vital component in promoting hair growth.
– Helps in moisturising the scalp.
– Mends split ends and restores vitality to the hair.
– Being rich in omega-3, the oil has the ability to super hydrate your scalp.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is best known for it’s antioxidant properties. And thus it is being used in beauty products for ages. This vital antioxidant helps in maintaining a healthy skin and a strong immune system. It is a cure-all to turn frizzy, damaged, unmanageable hair into shiny, luscious locks. And can help to improve the overall scalp and hair health –

– Helps reduce oxidative stress in the scalp, which is often linked as one of the main causes for hair loss.
– Maintains the pH of the scalp by locking in moisture and balancing the oils.
– Helps in building hair tissue and promotes keratin strength.
– A vitamin E-rich oil reduces breakage and protects the hair from damage.
– Gives shine and lustre.

While these were the 9 natural oils that Satthwa is a blend of, there are some other nutrients that you can find in this oil –

As explained before, just like any other part of our body, our hair requires food too. Food, that is nutrients for satisfactory nourishment of the scalp. Iron is a major one of them. Iron is responsible for metabolization of proteins and the production of hemoglobin, enzymes, and red blood cells (RBCs).

– It increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the scalp, thus improving the hair texture and reducing dullness.
– Iron deficiency is the major reason for hair loss. When there is not enough iron present in the body, less hemoglobin is produced. Since hemoglobin is responsible for carrying oxygen for the growth and repair of cells in our body, it also affects the cells that stimulate hair growth. Thus, iron in your oil promotes hair growth.

Calcium is the much required mineral in our body since it has some major roles to play. It helps the brain to connect with the body, helps relax our nerves, formation of bones, mineralization of teeth, regulation of permeability of cell membranes, and strengthening the immune system.

Lets know how it plays a significant role in maintaining the health of our hair:

– It secrets hormones and enzymes that work great in stimulating a healthy hair growth.
– Reduces hair loss.
– Protects the hair from and frost.
– Stress is another major reason for hair loss, and calcium is vital in fighting against stress. Thus, it promotes hair growth.
– Strengthens your hair.

Vitamin K
Vitamin K plays a great role in our body and has many potential health benefits. It has been being used in preventing serious health issues like cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and possibly even certain cancers for many years now.

When it comes to haircare, Vitamin K:

– Helps in increasing the blood circulation and pushes more nutrients to reach the scalp, hence promoting hair growth. It is considered one of the vital vitamins for hair growth.
– Strengthens the scalp.
– Reduces stress and headaches.
– Reduces hair loss. Deficiency of Vitamin K leads to premature hair loss.

Magnesium is a basic ingredient to many of our body’s biological functions. It is responsible for over 700 metabolic functions in the body. It is a special mineral that helps you in remaining fit, young and energetic. It helps in absorbing calcium, avoiding common heart diseases, maintaining normal nerve function etc.

Some benefits of magnesium for hair are:

– It acts as a supplement to create stronger hair follicles and hair strands, thus combating hair loss.
– Helps calcium deposits to dissolve in hair follicle. If calcium deposits form on your scalp, it will lead to dryness and flaking and even hair loss.
– It cleanses bacteria and other irritants to form a soothed scalp.
– Reduces stress, a major reason for poor hair.

Omega 6 & 9
Omega 6 & 9 are fatty acids which are super important for all systems to make sure that our body functions normally, including our hair, skin, circulatory system, brain and organs. Omega 6 is also known as Linoleic acid.

Amazing benefits of these acids for hair:

– Stimulate hair growth.
– Improve scalp and skin condition.
– Control water loss, thus keeping the hair hydrated.
– Make hair softer and improve the overall health of the hair.

Ricinoleic acid
Ricinoleic acid is an unsaturated Omega 9 fatty acid. It constitutes about 90% of the castor oil.

– Rich in ricinoleic acid, castor oil accelerates blood circulation to the scalp and helps in hair growth.
– Nourishes and strengthens hair roots, thus preventing premature greying.
– Treats damaged hair due to it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
– Prevents dandruff by trading dry scalp and itchiness.
– Prevents split ends and breakage.
– Controls water loss and keeps your hair hydrated.

Lauric acid
Lauric acid, a type of medium-chain fatty acid, is the predominant saturated fatty acid found in coconut oil.

– Prevents hair loss and treats hair damage.
– Leaves a cooling effect on your hair and scalp, extremely beneficial for relaxing and treating people who suffer from severe scalp sweating.
– Locks moisture in your hair, keeping them soft and silky.
– Shimmers your hair by acting as a leave-in-conditioner.
– Benefits in preventing baldness and grey hair.
– Adds a sweet, refreshing fragrance to your hair.

Phew. Sorry we couldn’t compromise on anything less than these ingredients to give you the perfect hair oil. The oil which is suitable for all hair types and caters to all your hair needs.

The ultimate guide to Satthwa’s argan oil shampoo

Best Sulfate Free Shampoo in India

We has recently launched our Argan Oil Shampoo. This is the first shampoo from our brand. While mostly shampoos are primarily used for getting rid of the built up oil and dirt from your hair, a few shampoos are specially formulated to tackle issues such as dryness, damage, dandruff, and hair fall. We has just brought that shampoo to you. Our brand, known for our 100% Natural products, our highly popular premium hair oil and essential oils. If you haven’t tried them yet, then we highly recommend you to!

Why Argan Oil?

There’s a reason why we has chosen Argan Oil as it’s first shampoo’s main and standout ingredient. The shampoo is 100% pure. There are many shampoos available in the market that advertise themselves as natural and contain essential oils. Most popularly, you’ll find natural shampoos with coconut or peppermint or lavender oil, but we chose Argan oil because it’s the most effective in maintaining the health of your hair, from both the inside and the outside.

Argan Oil, extracted from the Argan trees of Morocco, has widely been popular for treating rashes and for skin/hair care. What is great about Argan Oil is that it is rich in Vitamin A, E and C and has high amount of fatty acids. These components increase the blood circulation and cause a boost in the cell formation. As new cells are formed and the dead ones are removed, your hair remains extremely healthy.

Some benefits of Argan Oil for hair

Argan Oil is abundantly rich in Vitamin E, hence helps in moisturising your hair and your scalp.

– It absorbs quickly and does not leave your hair oily.

– It is gently, hence completely safe to use on children.

– It is suitable for any hair type.

Containing a wealth of vitamins and minerals, Argan oil is a great cleanser for your hair. It removes excess oil and dirt, as well as any build up and dandruff.

– It treats hair loss.

– It has anti-inflammatory properties; does not cause any kind of scalp irritation or redness.

The natural Argan oil nutrients help detangle, smooth and reduce tension in rough or frizzy hair making it a favorite of women who struggle with dry and rough hair.

– It’s a natural hair conditioner.

– It has no harmful effects on colour treated hair.

– It is completely organic, natural, devoid of chemicals and hence offers long term benefits.

Presence of vitamin E also helps in hair growth. Vitamin E increases the blood circulation. With an increase in blood circulation, more nutrients reach your scalp thus promoting the faster growth of healthy and string hair.

– It gives your hair a shinier, glowing look.

What makes Satthwa’s Argan Oil Shampoo the perfect package for your hair

While we’ve chosen Argan oil as our main ingredient, the shampoo is a blend of many other natural and organic ingredients. All ingredients are 100% pure and extremely beneficial for your hair. The reason why this shampoo is a must have product in your haircare and will be your hair’s best friend is because of it’s ingredients. So lets break down all the magical ingredients.

– Argan Oil
– Jojoba Oil
– Almond Oil
– Avocado Oil
– Coconut Oil
– Botanical Keratin
– Lauryl Glucoside
– Coco Glucoside
– Decyl Glucoside
– Cocamidopropyl Betaine
– Glycerine
– Aloevera Gel
– Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis (Hibiscus Oil)
– Azadirachta Indica (Neem Extract)
– Polyquart-10
– Phenoxyethenol
– Caprylyl glycol
– Sodium phytate
– Xanthin Gum
– Aqua and Natural fragrance

All of these ingredients are extremely beneficial for any hair type with no side-effects. If you want to know how they individually benefit our hair, then check out our other blog which gives a deep insight into the ingredients.
How to use

Rinse hair thoroughly. Take a sufficient amount of shampoo and massage into your scalp. A satisfactory amount of lather will be formed. In case, it’s not, then just a little bit more of the shampoo. After massaging, leave it on your hair and scalp for about 2 minutes and then rinse.

Satthwa’s Argan Oil shampoo acts as a natural conditioner too, so there’s no need to apply a separate conditioner.

For best hair results, use Satthwa’s Premium hair oil prior to shampooing. And shampoo at least 3-4 times a week.

Why go for Satthwa

We started with the introduction of the Satthwa Premium Hair Oil, and since then the hair oil has benefited thousands of men & women and the success of which has paved the way to launching other natural beauty products. At Satthwa we believe in “pure to the core” and all our products are made from Grade A pure ingredients without the use of harmful chemicals and parabens. We bring out products which are not just for aesthetics but also poses the ability to make a real difference in our lives.

Our Argan Oil shampoo is a perfect blend of natural oils. A blend that you won’t find in any other natural shampoo. It is completely sulfate/paraben free. Using this shampoo as the basis of your haircare routine will give you the best hair experience. Yes, your hair is going to thank you later!

Pros – Argan Oil Shampoo

– Sulfate free and cruelty-free
– Paraben free
– Thickens and moisturizes hair
– Designed with all-natural, organic ingredients
– Great anti-hair loss shampoo
– Promotes healthy hair growth
– Great for frizzy or course hair
– Nourishes scalp
– Safe for color-treated hair and hair of all types
– Provides relief from itchy, dry or irritated scalp
– Designed for both men and women
– Eco-friendly
– Cost effective product
– Easily available online

Cons – Argan Oil Shampoo

Hair might feel dry in the first few washes, since the action of the shampoo is removing all dirt and sulfates already present in your scalp.

Cost and Availability

The standard 200ml tube costs Rs.499
The product is readily available on online platforms – Flipkart & Amazon

Peppermint oil, a natural minoxidil alternative?

Minoxidil alternative… really?

We explored some of the benefits of peppermint essential oil in our previous article. In addition to all those benefits, PEO (peppermint essential oil) is a major problem-solver to all your hair growth problems, which is the focus of this article.

Uses and benefits for hair

• Peppermint essential oil is used in shampoos, skin creams, and other hair care products as it is known for it’s minty fragrance.
• Peppermint oil can also be used by adding it to any carrier oil, given its cooling effect, for relaxation.
• Peppermint essential oil, when applied to the hair, helps with dryness, itching, or other scalp problems.
• Naturally conditions your hair.
• It helps in eliminating dandruff and fight lice, given its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
• It stimulates hair growth and prevents thinning of hair. It’s a tested fact that Peppermint Essential Oil is the best one to use if you are suffering from severe hair loss. Let’s find out what makes it the most powerful.

Peppermint essential oil for hair regrowth

The major cause for hair loss is Iron deficiency. When you don’t have enough iron, your body can’t produce the hemoglobin in your blood. And since hemoglobin carries oxygen for the growth and repair of cells in your body, including the cells that stimulate hair growth, your hair starts shedding. PEO stimulates blood circulation. When blood is flowing, the nutrients from your body can feed your hair follicles more effectively. And as a result, you hair regrows.

Is Peppermint essential oil the best Minoxidil alternative?

Before going to the the details, let us know a little about Minoxidil. Minoxidil is known to be a popular FDA-approved (food and drug administration USA) drug used in hair loss treatments. It belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It comes as a topical lotion or foam. The mechanism of how Minoxidil works is not fully understood yet, several studies suggest that Minoxidil causes hyper polarisation of the cell membranes. That is, it widens the blood vessels that allow more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. As discussed earlier, this stimulates growth in hair cells. And as a result hair can regrow. So why should you use PEO and avoid Minoxidil

• According to a scientific study of the effects of PEO and Minoxidil on hair growth, conducted on male mice by Korean researchers in 2014, they concluded that PEO effectively stimulated hair growth in an animal model via several mechanisms and thus could be used as a therapeutic or preventive alternative medicine for hair loss in humans.

The conclusion came after they applied Minoxidil and PEO on two separate groups of mice for four weeks. As observed, hair growth was more prominent and rapid in the PEO group as compared to the Minoxidil group. Clearly, PEO was dominant.

minoxidil alternative

• Minoxidil is widely effective for treating hair loss caused by pattern baldness (a condition where your hair follicles get smaller and smaller over time. So, when the strands of your hair fall out, they’re not replaced with normal new hair, but instead by thinner, finer strands of hair) in males and females and not by any other condition. While PEO is an essential oil with no side effects that can treat hair loss caused by any condition.
• As a tested fact, Some women may experience facial hair growth when they use minoxidil. This might happen to men or women as side effect when highly concentrated minoxidil is used. While there is no such risk when using PEO.
• The growth is slow when using Minoxidil. Hair loss may seem to stop early, but growth can take around 8-9 months. While PEO works rapidly. You will observe better results in just a month.
• Minoxidil can cause irritation, flaking, and redness on your skin. While you can apply Peppermint essential oil anywhere on your skin for pain relief or relaxation.
• Minoxidil might not be easily available in the pharmacy stores. While PEO is easily accessible. You can make an easy purchase from any online store. It is also cheaper than Minoxidil.
• One of the major drawbacks of using Minoxidil is that many users have reported rapid hair loss once they stopped using minoxidil. This is not the case with PEO

Now that it is clear that peppermint oil can claim to be minoxidil alternative, especially without any negative effects. Let us show you, how you can make the hair growth oil using Peppermint and Jojoba Oil. Note: We are using jojoba oil because it is the closest to natural oil produced by us and it penetrates easily into the skin.. thereby making it one of the best carrier oil.

How to make Peppermint regrowth hair oil

• Add 7-10 drops of peppermint oil (Buy Peppermint oil) to one tablespoon of Jojoba oil (Buy Jojoba oil). This would be about 3-4% mix. Make sure that you thoroughly mix both oils.
• Apply the oil on your scalp and massage it with your fingers. If the tingling is too intense, add more of your carrier oil.
• You can leave the mix in your hair for about 1 hour or keep it overnight as well. Make sure to shampoo it out thoroughly. Apply 4-5 times a week for maximum effectiveness.

Safety Issues

• Don’t apply on children below the age of 3, given their extremely sensitive skin.
• Pregnant women should not apply it excessively.

Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

In today’s age, People are suffering from many health issues. While the primary reason for a poor mental health is stress, physical health issues arise from the highly polluted air and the depleting quality of our environment.

The major influence of a polluting environment is on our body – our skin. Particularly our face and hair since they remain unprotected and are under the direct sunlight. We all know that it’s very important to look & feel healthy. But are we really using the right remedies? Well, if you want to be in a good kilter, continue reading this article because we have brought to you an amazing solution.

It’s Peppermint Essential Oil. Yes, it might not be the first time that you’ve heard it. But in this article, we’ll be talking in detail about how Peppermint Essential Oil is made, it’s benefits and how it is one of the most effective essential oil to solve your hair, skin and other problems.

What is Peppermint

Peppermint belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae) and is an aromatic plant, created from the blending of water mint and spearmint. Not to be confused with other mint plants, peppermint has square stems, smooth dark green leaves and dull oblong clusters of slightly pinkish lavender flowers. It is mostly cultivated in Europe, Asia and North America.

Uses of Peppermint plant

• Fresh leaves are used as herbs in cooking.
• Dried flowers add flavor to candy, desserts, beverages, salads, and other foods.
• The leaf powder is also used in salads and adds flavor to various drinks including purified water.
• Peppermint capsules are used for many health benefits.

So, as we can understand, we can use Peppermint leaves and it’s flowers. But the most important form of it is it’s natural distilled oil, also known as peppermint oil.

What is Peppermint Essential Oil

The Peppermint essential oil is a concentrated oil that is extracted from the peppermint plant (Mentha Piperita) by steam distillation. Fresh or partly dried plant is used to extract the oil before it starts to flower. The oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insecticidal, antispasmodic, and carminative properties. It also has a very cooling effect (just like mints) due to a highly dominant presence of menthol. And that is what makes it the most powerful!

Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

• The oil is used as a pain reliever.
• It is used as a mosquito repellent.
• It is used to make natural toothpaste.
• It is used in food items to help recover from many health issues like indigestion, respiratory issues like sinus, unhealthy liver and severe headaches.
• It is also used in aroma therapy.
• The oil is also an energiser. The smell of the oil will pump you up with energy.
• Excellent for hair growth as it increase the local blood circulation on application.

Caution: Since peppermint is very popular and is a expensive oil, there are many who sell cornmint as peppermint as the smell is virtually indistinguishable. Cornmint is very high on menthol and is grown in India and the oil which is extracted from cormint is often sold as peppermint. However the therapeutic value of cormint is very low as compared to peppermint oil.

Watch our video on the benefits of peppermint essential oil