I made some of my whipped coconut oil and shea butter and thought to add some of my peppermint oil. It smells and looks heavenly. I usually do half coconut oil/half shea, but this batch is slightly more coconut oil than shea, which gives it a more white color. My usual coconut oil/shea has more of a yellow color due to the unrefined shea butter I use:
Probably not a good picture to show contrast, but trust me it is more yellow than the first pic.
I added just a few drops of peppermint, and it makes it smell heavenly. I think it might be wonderful for my scalp, and it is supposedly great for stimulating hair growth. It can also be used on the skin for circulation, but considering my situation (I'm pregnant) I was a bit nervous about slathering it all over my body, even though smelling peppermint oil is supposed to suppress nausea, which would be a life saver right now. It also is supposed to eliminate dandruff and can be used to get rid of lice. Peppermint oil might go great in a hot oil treatment as well. I think I will try a hot oil treatment of palm kernel oil and peppermint. The sweet smell of the palm kernel oil and peppermint oil should be heavenly.
The shea butter and coconut oil make for a great daily hair conditioner, as well as a body moisturizer. It is supposedly a great way to help limit and prevent stretch marks too. I have been using it for a year with great results skin wise and hair wise. I just use an egg beater to blend the shea butter and coconut oil that has been heated in a double boiler to give it a whipped texture.
Anyway I will be using peppermint oil in other ways and I plan to update you soon on some other product purchases :)