Peppermint oil has been used for its medicinal value since centuries. Peppermint Oil (Mentha Piperita) originated in the Mediterranean regions but is now cultivated throughout the world.

Peppermint oil has antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and disinfectant properties. Peppermint oil contains menthol which is good for the skin, and has a cooling effect. Peppermint oil contains several minerals and nutrients including iron, manganese, magnesium, folate, calcium, potassium, copper, omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These vitamins, minerals and nutrients increase the effective use of peppermint for the skin. These minerals help in fighting sun related problems such as sun burn.

Peppermint oil helps to lessen red and blotchy skin, reduces acne and skin irritations. Peppermint's antibacterial properties help to relieve skin infections. It's soothing properties make it an effective treatment for rashes, poison oak poison ivy. Peppermint oil provides strong healing effect to the skin. The peppermint is loaded with nutrients which provide numerous health and skin benefits. Peppermint contains a nutrient called Perillyl alcohol which prevents the formation of skin cancer cells.

Peppermint oil contains several unique compounds which help to stop the growth of different kinds of bacteria. These bacteria include Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella enteritidis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It also inhabits the growth of fungi in the body. Peppermint leaves have been used widely for centuries to treat oily and greasy skin.

Menthol in peppermint reduces the secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands which enhances the process of oil free skin naturally. Peppermint is known to balance the pH levels of the skin which balances the production of excessive oils in the skin thereby reducing acne and breakouts. It’s astringent, antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties diminishes the appearance of acne, blackheads, rashes and redness of the skin.

Another amazing gift from mother nature! We are proud to include peppermint oil as part of OSYS® unique ingredients.