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#21 John457

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:47 AM

So is peppermint oil safe to use as a topical application in men? Have other guys on here used it?

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:44 PM

So is peppermint oil safe to use as a topical application in men? Have other guys on here used it?

 

Your skin might have a negative reaction and it might not. You will have to try it out for yourself to find out.

 

As far as topical peppermint oil having an estrogenic effect on your body, it's highly unlikely. It is theoretically possible if you use large amounts of peppermint oil, but that risk is inherent in using any product that inhibits anti-androgenic activity, and I literally haven't seen any topicals that inhibit sebum excretion through another mechanism.

 

Plus I have still yet to come across any legitimate claims of topical peppermint oil causing hormone imbalance, not to mention I've been using it myself for 2 years now without any side effects.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 09:15 PM

So is peppermint oil safe to use as a topical application in men? Have other guys on here used it?

 

Your skin might have a negative reaction and it might not. You will have to try it out for yourself to find out.

 

As far as topical peppermint oil having an estrogenic effect on your body, it's highly unlikely. It is theoretically possible if you use large amounts of peppermint oil, but that risk is inherent in using any product that inhibits anti-androgenic activity, and I literally haven't seen any topicals that inhibit sebum excretion through another mechanism.

 

Plus I have still yet to come across any legitimate claims of topical peppermint oil causing hormone imbalance, not to mention I've been using it myself for 2 years now without any side effects.

Good to know. I started using a cleanser and mask from Sircuit that contain peppermint oils. The esthetician I saw recommended these products to me but at the time the topic of peppermint oil never came up.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 10:51 AM

jofo, what bran

 

Peppermint is highly estrogenic and not suitable for men, but thanks for sharing.

If there were evidence that small amounts of topical peppermint oil had negative effects for men, I would echo that warning. But I don't see any reason to think that. Ingesting large amounts of peppermint orally has been known to cause estrogenic effects, but there is no compelling reason to assume that small amounts applied to the skin will mess up your hormones. I've been doing it for over a year and haven't noticed any side effects.

jofo what brand are you using?



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:19 PM

jofo what brand are you using?

 

I use the NOW Foods brand, but I'm sure other brands would work just as well.



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 07:54 PM

jofo what brand are you using?

 

I use the NOW Foods brand, but I'm sure other brands would work just as well.

 

I'm definitely going to try this. What did your dilution ratio end up being? 10:1?



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 08:08 PM

Nm.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

 

jofo what brand are you using?

 

I use the NOW Foods brand, but I'm sure other brands would work just as well.

 

I'm definitely going to try this. What did your dilution ratio end up being? 10:1?

 

I'm not precise with it, but it's probably closer to 15:1 water:peppermint.






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