Botanical Name: Mentha piperita –
it is a cross between watermint and spearmint plants
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: whole plant above the ground
Strength of Aroma: Potent
Aromatic Scent: warm, herbaceous
- Peppermint oil is very helpful as an aid for digestion. Put a few drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water and drink after a meal.
- Peppermint oil is also a good tonic for those who have a low appetite, and it helps treating motion sickness, nausea and upset stomachs. It is reported that peppermint oil, when combined with caraway oil can be used for treating heartburn. A number of studies have also shown it to be a great reliever of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It is carminative and helps in removing excess gas.
- Peppermint oil, due to its antiseptic properties, is very useful in dental care. It also eliminates bad breath and helps teeth, gums fight off hazardous germs and in the treatment of toothaches.
- The inhalation of peppermint oil vapor can be anti-inflammatory and pain relieving.
- When topically applied, Peppermint oil can reduce fungal nail infection.
- Peppermint oil is very useful for hair care as it gives a cooling effect to the head, while removing dandruff and lice.
- Peppermint oil can be used externally in order to provide relief from pain. It is also cooling in nature and is subsequently used to help reduce fever. It is frequently called a refrigerant , meaning that it can provide an intensely cold sensation to any affected area. In case of injury, wound, or healing processes, topically apply peppermint oil to the area to reduce swelling, relieve pain, and eliminate inflammation. The stimulating effects of peppermint oil have been shown to increase blood circulation.
- Peppermint oil is a good home remedy for nausea and headaches. To quickly alleviate the pain of a headache, simply apply peppermint oil in a diluted form directly on the forehead. In some cases inhaling peppermint oil can reduce the pain of migraines within 15 minutes of topical application.
- Inhaling peppermint oil can eliminate the effects of nausea and motion sickness.
- Menthol, which is abundantly present in peppermint oil, helps to clear the respiratory tract. It is also an effective expectorant and therefore provides instantaneous, though temporary, relief for numerous respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough. As a result, it is used in numerous cold rubs and balms. When these cold rubs are applied to the chest, they can quickly remove nasal and respiratory congestion.
- Use Peppermint Essential Massage Oil to stimulant circulation throughout the body, cool and relieve pain.
- Always a good choice for diffusing into the air. Stimulating, energizing, delicious.
- Add several drops into warm bath water to both stimulate and relax the body, relieve congestions of mind and body. Putting a little Epsom salt or Himalayan Crystal Salt in the bath water increases the therapeutic quality of the treatment. Himalayan Crystal Salt feeds the body with natural minerals which may not be present in one’s dietary intake.
- Add a little Lemon essential oil for an extra boost. Relax, re-charge, release imbalances NOW.