Peppermint is one of my favorite scents during the holiday season. And it is not just for candy canes and Christmas tress. Beauty products can be chock full of this perfect holiday scent and better yet peppermint is has some amazing properties that will have you adding peppermint infused items to your beauty routine. Find out why you want to add peppermint beauty picks to your gift list.
The benefits of peppermint go far beyond the good scent. The menthol in peppermint oil "increases blood flow and provides a cooling sensation, possibly easing pain (8Trusted Source). In one randomized clinical study in 35 people with migraines, peppermint oil applied to the forehead and temples significantly reduced pain after two hours, compared to a placebo oil (9Trusted Source).
In another study in 41 people, peppermint oil applied to the forehead was found to be as effective for headaches as 1,000 mg of acetaminophen." Plus, there’s a reason why peppermint is a "common flavoring for toothpastes, mouthwashes and chewing gums. In addition to its pleasant smell, peppermint has antibacterial properties that help kill germs that cause dental plaque — which may improve your breath." (See this site for more details on these peppermint facts).
So now that you know why we are picking all things peppermint this holiday season, check out our beauty picks that are full of peppermint from soaps, scalp treatments, beard washes and more. Just use the arrows to scroll left and right and click on the pictures to be taken directly to our ppermint picks.
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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