You love how your temples tingle when you wash your hair with Lavender Mint Daily shampoo and the minty freshness after brushing your teeth. Remember that cooling sensation? It’s the constituents in Peppermint telling your body it’s cold no matter the temp outside. And when we say constituents, we’re not talking politics—more on that later.

If you love essential oils and aren’t afraid to let the world know, chances are friends have asked questions like “Are essential oils a hoax? and “Do essential oils work?” You can answer “no” to the first question and “yes” to the second with confidence. Peppermint is just one example that essential oils have some real power, but that power goes far beyond a frosty feeling during a massage.

You’ve probably heard others talking about how essential oils work for them or experienced them working yourself, but you may not know how or why. Keep reading for all the answers!

Essential oils in ancient civilizations

For centuries, cultures around the world have turned to essential oils in their ongoing quest for wellness. Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Persians, and Germans used essential oils for things like elevating spiritual and religious practices, enhancing beauty routines, adding flavor to foods, and supporting overall wellness. But is there any science to support those benefits? Yes! Grab your virtual lab coat as we get all scientific.

How to use Peppermint oil for head tension

The science of how essential oils work

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