Peppermint oil?

For the past few weeks I've started using peppermint oil along with pure coconut and tea tree oil i was wondering if anyone else has any advice or recipes in which the peppermint oil could also be used.
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I had these bumps come up on my forehead recently. I wasn't sure what they were. I researched it and first came up with keratosis pilaris or chicken skin. Most people say that exfoliating will combated that, but when exfoliating didn't work I went back to research and found sebascious hyperplasia. Basically, that's when the pores get so clogged with oil they form bumps and nothing makes them go away.

So, these unsightly, albeit harmless, little bumps were bothering me. I had never had this issue before. I found a website where someone posted peppermint oil would work to get rid of them.

First I applied undiluted peppermint oil because in crazy. After my face went all on fire and burning, I washed it off and then diluted it 5 to 10 drops in 6 ounces of water. Those little bumps are gone! And the solution is so nice and tingly! I still tear up a bit, so mine might be too strong, but that goes away and my face feels amazing!!!

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I use a mixture of peppermint oil and aloe vera juice massaged on my scalp (when I remember). Supposedly it helps to reactivate inactive hair follicles. It feels invigorating to the scalp. I use a recipe of one drop peppermint oil to one spoon of aloe vera, but I forgot whether teaspoon or tablespoon!

2B/2C/f/i
Baby fine brown hair, fluctuating porosity (currently low)
No poo: AVG mixed with glycerin, KMF volumizing conditioner
Leave in: SS PT
Stylers: AO Mandarin magic, SS CEJ, SS protein, homemade gelatin hair gel, SCE crazy curly FSG (sans PVP), AO Natural Missst super hold hairspray (used as gel)
Treatments: amla, fenugreek, irish moss, aloe vera powder, rosemary and chamomile tea rinse (with marshmallow root and irish moss water), henna, hydrogen peroxide, catnip tea
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I use a mixture of peppermint oil and aloe vera juice massaged on my scalp (when I remember). Supposedly it helps to reactivate inactive hair follicles. It feels invigorating to the scalp. I use a recipe of one drop peppermint oil to one spoon of aloe vera, but I forgot whether teaspoon or tablespoon!
Originally Posted by naturecat
this is a good idea, i think i might give it ago you use bought aloe vera juice? i would use fresh from my plant, how do you mix it?

my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
I had these bumps come up on my forehead recently. I wasn't sure what they were. I researched it and first came up with keratosis pilaris or chicken skin. Most people say that exfoliating will combated that, but when exfoliating didn't work I went back to research and found sebascious hyperplasia. Basically, that's when the pores get so clogged with oil they form bumps and nothing makes them go away.

So, these unsightly, albeit harmless, little bumps were bothering me. I had never had this issue before. I found a website where someone posted peppermint oil would work to get rid of them.

First I applied undiluted peppermint oil because in crazy. After my face went all on fire and burning, I washed it off and then diluted it 5 to 10 drops in 6 ounces of water. Those little bumps are gone! And the solution is so nice and tingly! I still tear up a bit, so mine might be too strong, but that goes away and my face feels amazing!!!

~Belle Bohemienne
Originally Posted by BelleBohemienne
This sounds like milia to me? I have a very mild case of them. Wonder if it will work.

@OP
Peppermint oil helps with my headaches when I put it on my temples. It's also good for cleansing body odor in armpits as long as you dilute it... lol
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I use a mixture of peppermint oil and aloe vera juice massaged on my scalp (when I remember). Supposedly it helps to reactivate inactive hair follicles. It feels invigorating to the scalp. I use a recipe of one drop peppermint oil to one spoon of aloe vera, but I forgot whether teaspoon or tablespoon!
Originally Posted by naturecat
this is a good idea, i think i might give it ago you use bought aloe vera juice? i would use fresh from my plant, how do you mix it?
Originally Posted by Fmasuhr
Sorry for the late response. I buy juice (no preservatives, stays good a short while) and use that. If you use it straight from the plant, scoop out the insides and throw it in the blender. Mix in some water if necessary if needed to process. I've used straight from the plant mixtures on my scalp before and it feels ahh-mazing!

2B/2C/f/i
Baby fine brown hair, fluctuating porosity (currently low)
No poo: AVG mixed with glycerin, KMF volumizing conditioner
Leave in: SS PT
Stylers: AO Mandarin magic, SS CEJ, SS protein, homemade gelatin hair gel, SCE crazy curly FSG (sans PVP), AO Natural Missst super hold hairspray (used as gel)
Treatments: amla, fenugreek, irish moss, aloe vera powder, rosemary and chamomile tea rinse (with marshmallow root and irish moss water), henna, hydrogen peroxide, catnip tea
IA Girl's PT

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