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Medical Effect of applying oil to head and having oil bath

  1. Aug 7, 2011 #1
    In our place people use to apply vegetable oil for head,( and to body at times) and have a bath after half an hour or so. They say it keeps them cool. A kind of effect induced by mint shampoo.

    I don't understand how it works. But would love to know it.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 9, 2011 #2
    A guess: the oil dilates blood vessels and the bath opens pores and increases circulation, together they transfer more heat as absorbed water evaporates.
     
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