Why confine peppermint to just candy canes and mochas (and mints before mistletoe kisses!) this season when there's so many potential ways to add the refreshing scent to your life? I took a deep dive in the world of online shopping to find the best peppermint beauty products that will make perfect holiday gifts for pals. And, given how awesome they are, I totally won't judge you one bit if you decide to just get them all and treat yourself!
I'm literally typing this while eating peppermint bark and, might I just say, it smells amazing. While I don't advocate slathering peppermint bark on your face, peppermint itself has tons of beauty benefits. Fellow Bustle writer Kristen Collins Jackson broke down peppermint oil's epicness and explained that "peppermint oil is a natural antiseptic with an ability to wake up worn-out skin and manage oil production ... This minty ingredient has Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A & C, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium — so it'll to whip dry skin, stubborn nail beds, and blemish-prone skin into shape!"
I'd like to reiterate that it also just happens to smell freaking amazing and then some, so you know any product featuring peppermint is going to be a total holiday winner.
1. Sexy Feet Foot Scrub
Sexy Feet Foot Scrub, $7, ollieandmaxsoapco
Nourish your frigid toes with this soothing organic vegan peppermint foot scrub. Ahhhh. All the tingling toe feels.
2. Pure Peppermint Oil
Peppermint Oil, $10.50, AROMAVITA
Got a pimple that won't go away? Put a drop of peppermint oil on it. This oil is also amazing rubbed into your temples if you feel a headache coming on.
3. Peppermint Bath Bomb
Peppermint Bath Bomb, $1.93, CallMeSugarCosmetics
Is there anything better than the minty freshness of mint combined with bubble fizz bliss? I didn't think so.
4. Dope On A Rope Peppermint Soap
Peppermint Soap, $4.99, DopeOnARopeSoap
OK, is this the best name ever or what? These amazing bars come in two peppermint scents: Vanilla Mocha Mint and Peppermint Vanilla Coffee. Noms.
5. Peppermint Bad Ass Bitch Balm
Peppermint Bad Ass Bitch Balm, $4, BadAssCandles
Hmm, maybe this is the best name ever? Tie. Either way, this dreamy lip balm infused with peppermint oil and shea butter is bound to keep your lips 100 percent nourished all season.
6. Peppermint Hair Oil
Peppermint Hair Oil, $14.95, IslandKissez
This refreshing-smelling hair oil works as a sealer, pre-shampoo treatment, hot oil treatment, and even a deep conditioning scalp mask.
7. Peppermint Stick Shower Gel
Peppermint Stick Shower Gel, $17, Philosophy
Get minty fresh and squeaky clean this holiday season with this ultimate peppermint shower gel.
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