I decided to make my own hot oil treatment for my hair using my peppermint oil. I mixed some molasses, the last of my palm kernel oil, and a few drops of peppermint, and heated it up. I used molasses due to the nutrients in it like copper, magnesium, chromium, manganese, molybdenum, zinc, phosphorous, Pantothenic acid, vitamin E and Inositol. It is also good for keeping dark hair dark and supposedly makes gray hair dark as well. It also has sulphur in it, which is great for growing hair. The palm kernel oil is great because of the moisturizing properties, and the peppermint oil is great for stimulating the scalp and promoting hair growth.
I mixed equal parts molasses and palm kernel oil, heated that up, added a few drops of peppermint. Added it to freshly washed, but not detangled hair and wrapped a warm towel around it for about 45 minutes. RInsed it out in the shower using my Dr. Bronner's soap, and then did my usual routine of co-washing and my products afterwards.
My hair feels unnaturally soft, looks shiny, and overall I am impressed with my own homemade concoction. My husband loved the smell of the molasses and peppermint oil together, saying I smelled like an Andes Mint when I had the treatment in my head. Of course he thinks it is crazy I put food in my hair, he always asks me if I am making cookies when I make some of my homemade concoctions.
I posted a pic of my hair. It is second day, unstyled hair aka bed head, so please forgive me.