Peppermint Essential Oil
Cooling, energizing and minty-fresh!
Peppermint essential oil is famous for flavoring candy canes and gum and all those yummy minty-sweet goodies.
It's also terrific for a morning wake-up in the shower.
Try using peppermint oil to help relieve migraines
and headaches - some days it works for me, some days not.
Dilute a drop or two in a tablespoon of carrier oil and massage gently
into the back of your neck and your temples (do not get it in your eyes -
For nausea, opening the bottle and taking a sniff may be all you need to settle your stomach.
For a more portable option, put a few drops on a tissue and carry it with you.
This is great for kids who get car sick, as well as for morning sickness and hangovers. You can also put a few drops in a aromatherapy diffuser for stomach flu.
For minty-fresh breath, add one drop of peppermint to a cup of water and use it as a mouthwash.
Peppermint can help relieve the itching pain of shingles. Click here for a good
peppermint lotion recipe.
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Botanical Name and Characteristics
Peppermint is a perennial, summer-growing flowering herb that grows
between one to three feet (30cm to 90cm) high and has pale violet
The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from fresh or partly dried plants.
Strong, fresh, sharp, clean minty scent.
lifts mood; antidepressant
stimulates physical and mental energy
increases alertness, memory, concentration and mental clarity
sharpens the senses
increases physical strength and endurance
relieves pain by reducing inflammation
helps breathing when used as an inhalation
relieves nausea, improves digestion and increases appetite
relieves bad breath
reduces lactation in nursing mothers
soothes itching skin
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Peppermint oil's strong, penetrating top note blends well with all the citrus oils, as well as with eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram, palmarosa and tea tree.
Peppermint essential oil is non-toxic and non-irritant in low dilutions, but could sensitize or irritate skin if not diluted properly. It can also cause irritation to the mucus membranes, and you should keep it well away from your eyes.
Do not use on skin during pregnancy or as a skin application for children under seven.
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Citrus Peppermint Body Scrub
Lavender Mint Foot Scrub
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