Move over, pumpkin spice, it’s peppermint time! Yeah, yeah, it’s good in a latte and all, but you know where it’s even better? In your beauty products—and there are a tons of studies and plenty of science to back up why. Here, we round up the research on why you should be using winter’s iconic scent all year long.
1. It’s a natural anti-itch remedy
In one study, participants who suffered from pruritis, or a fancy word for itching, were divided into two groups. The first was told to hydrate and then apply peppermint oil, while the second was told to use petrolatum to hydrate. The results? Significant improvements for peppermint oil users and not-so-great results for petrolatum users.