When that distinctive, winter-fresh aroma of peppermint wafts across your senses, almost on instinct, the holidays come to mind. This nostalgic fragrance evokes memories of sipping hot cocoa around an evergreen tree, reunited with family members you haven’t seen in awhile, basking in the love, peace and unity this season tends to bring.
As we approach this special time of year, we’ve got peppermint on the brain here at PHbotanical, but did you know that, in addition to being a seasonal favorite, this essential oil has numerous health benefits too? In fact, evidence of its medicinal function dates back to 1,000 BC where it was used by ancient civilizations from the Greeks and Egyptians to the Chinese and Japanese.
Considered one of the most versatile oils on earth, peppermint yields a calming effect on both the mind and body to restore a harmonious, energetic balance whenever life gets stressful, hectic or difficult to manage. In addition to its aromatherapy uses, peppermint is also a beneficial adjunct to your skincare regimen. Its dominant antimicrobial, antiseptic and antioxidant properties are highly effective in cooling the skin which can soothe inflamed pores and adjust oil secretion levels to prevent acne breakouts. Peppermint can also treat cracked or flaky skin which makes it a powerful ingredient in lip balm.
We’re all about an essential oil that can stir our senses with “sugarplum” fantasies and holiday cheer, while enhancing our wellness at the same time. For these reasons and more, peppermint is a major component in our handcrafted skincare products––especially our Black Rose Mint line. We use organic, therapeutic-grade essential oil for the most luxurious feel, radiant appearance and deep-penetrating results. So, if you want to experience glowing skin–both during the holidays and all year-round, give peppermint a shot!