Peppermint oil has been used for centuries for it’s healing properties. Increasing circulation with a vasodilator like Peppermint oil can improve hair growth and prevent some hair loss. Peppermint contains a compound called menthol, which in addition to being responsible for many of its benefits gives peppermint its taste, smell and cooling sensation. The menthol increases blood flow and the deliverance of nutrients and oxygen vital for hair growth. In many cases hair loss occurs due to starved blood flow to hair follicles. When inhaled peppermint oil produces a fresh, stimulating, and uplifting aroma, and has been known to avert nausea.