Mentha Piperita Leaf (Peppermint) Extract CO2 Extract and Essential Oils
First, a word about CO2 extracts: this method relies on carbon dioxide, rather than steam, to extract oils from botanical sources. While the process is probably more complicated than you care to know, the implication is this: oils can be extracted at a much lower temperature, thereby preserving some of the plant’s benefits that would not otherwise survive due to high temperatures.
Peppermint is definitely one plant that responds well to carbon dioxide processing. The leaves of this mint variety are analgesic, which means they have pain-relieving components. When crushed into a paste and applied topically, peppermint leaves can help relieve tissue and muscle pain.
As a deodorant peppermint is an obvious choice because of its fresh scent, but the oil extracted from the leaves is also highly antiseptic, and helps to balance your skin’s pH level (smoothing out skin tone).
Oily skin? Try a few drops of peppermint oil in your skin cleanser: it’s an astringent, which means it will help curb excess oil production.
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