Peppermint Essential Oil
CPTG Peppermint essential oil is steamed distilled from the leaves of Labiatae (mint) plants. This widely used oil contains phenolic alcohols, menthol, menthone (sometimes in high concentration) and ketones. Because of its chemical constituents, high quality peppermint essential oils, when applied topically, act as an analgesic, reducing pain, as an antiseptic, reducing infection, and as a cardiovascular support, increasing circulation.
The tattooing process breaks the skin’s first layer of protection, exposing the body to environmental pathogens such as bacterial and viral infections. Good artists take every precaution to keep the tattooing area and tools sterile; however, airborne pathogens and exposure to bacteria after you leave the shop can result in infections. Cleansing the tattooed skin with soaps that contain CPTG peppermint can help protect the body from these pathogens that do enter through the broken skin.
Peppermint oil can have a soothing, cooling effect on the skin providing some assistance with pain throughout the tattooing process. Peppermint oil, as part of the cleansing regimen reduces chances of infection and also helps by calming and reducing pain sometimes associated with getting a tattoo.
During the healing process, Peppermint oil assists the body’s natural healing by increasing circulation, thus bringing healing blood and oxygen to the tissues surrounding the tattoo.
INK SOAP Proprietary Blend and INK OIL® both contain CPTG Peppermint essential oil. When used during the tattooing process, INK SOAP® helps keep the broken skin free from infection causing pathogens and helps reduce pain. INK SOAP® and INK OIL®, used following the removal of the sterile dressing, such as SANIDERM®, helps keep the tattooed area clean and speeds healing as it increases circulation to the tissues surrounding the new tattoo.
*Source: Modern Essentials, 6th edition
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