Can Peppermint oil REALLY help with beard growth?

Can Peppermint oil REALLY help with beard growth?

If you're on the quest for a fuller, healthier beard, you might or might not have stumbled upon the hidden gem - peppermint essential oil. In this blog post, we're diving into the awesomeness behind peppermint oil & how it can work wonders for your beard and hair growth. 

What is Peppermint Essential Oil for Beard Growth?

Peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family, a natural cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint). Mint plants have had a long history of health purpose, with records from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome where it was used for digestive aid and other conditions. The main chemical components of peppermint oil are menthol and menthone.

When it comes to beard growth, Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the most well-known essential oils for the purpose of beard growth. It isn't just about that invigorating scent – it packs a punch in the beard game too. Here's some reasons why you should consider having it in your grooming routine:

  1. Stimulates Blood Circulation:

    • The menthol in peppermint oil isn't just cool on your skin, it kickstarts blood circulation, delivering a nutrient boost to your hair follicles.
    • Enhanced blood flow means your facial follicles are getting the VIP treatment, promoting robust and healthy beard growth.
  2. Antimicrobial Magic:

    • Peppermint oil comes armed with antimicrobial and antifungal properties, creating a fortress against beard enemies like dandruff and skin inflammation.
    • A clean and healthy environment around your follicles ensures a flourishing habitat for your facial fuzz.
  3. Cooling Sensation:

    • Ever felt that refreshing chill on your skin after applying peppermint oil? It's not just your imagination – that cool sensation helps soothe irritated skin under your beard.
    • Bye-bye, itchiness and redness; hello, comfortable beard-growing experience!

NOTE you should never apply 100% pure peppermint oil directly into your skin. It’s extremely potent and volatile, meaning it will certainly burn your skin and cause discomfort. We've taken this hazardous step away for you by incorporating peppermint essential oil into our Blue Scent beard oil. Here are some the perfect sidekick carrier oils we've chosen for the best possible synergy;

  1. Jojoba Oil:

    • Nature's Moisture Wingman: Jojoba oil doesn't just moisturize; it's like your beard's cool, laid-back wingman. It knows how to balance things out, keeping your facial hair hydrated without suffocating those precious pores.
    • Vitamin Boost: Loaded with vitamins E and B, it's like a vitamin boost for your beard, giving it the nutrients it craves for a healthy growth spurt.
  2. Argan Oil:

    • Beard's Best Friend: Argan oil is like that friend who's always got your back – or, in this case, your beard. It's light, it's fabulous, and it adds a touch of sparkle to your facial fuzz.
    • Antioxidant Party: Packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it throws a party in your beard, making sure it's ready to dazzle.
  3. Castor Oil:

    • Beard's Bodyguard: Castor oil is the bodyguard your beard didn't know it needed. Thick and robust, it gives your facial hair a voluminous boost, making it stand out in the crowd.
    • Ricinoleic Acid Dynamo: Packed with ricinoleic acid, castor oil shakes things up by stimulating blood circulation and coaxing those hair follicles into overdrive.

The synergy between peppermint essential oil and these carrier oils is like a blockbuster movie – entertaining, invigorating, and leaving your beard ready for the red carpet. Let your facial hair enjoy the spotlight with this fantastic cast of natural characters. It's time for your beard to steal the show!

Disclaimer:  This blog is solely intended for the educational/informational/awareness purposes and is not a substitute for any medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your doctor/healthcare professional before acting on the information provided on this blog. Reliance on any or all the information provided in the blog, is solely at your own risk and responsibility. Levee + Lowe™ shall not be held liable, in any circumstances.


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