Inci: Mentha Piperita. 100% Pure & Natural Essential Oil
Benefits of Peppermint Oil
- Peppermint's sweet yet invigorating aroma makes it one of the top 10 most popular scents for lotions, bath preparations, and other products
- Its sharp aroma is a staple in aromatherapy for relaxing while simultaneously increasing alertness and stimulating the mind
- The refreshing cooling effect of the oil stimulates blood flow and calms nerves, soothing pain
- When vaporized can be useful in clearing sinus and chest congestion and treating headaches
Peppermint Essential Oil Uses
Peppermint oil smells just like the candy tastes: sweet, pleasurable, and invigorating. This sweet, sharp scent is sure to energize and relax. Its cooling effects also make it useful for soothing pain, including nausea.
For a soothing, cooling, and pain-relieving lotion or massage oil, add 3-5 drops of peppermint essential oil per teaspoon of an inert carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil. Peppermint essential oil is so concentrated that it can cause skin irritation if used without dilution – and no more than 3-5 drops per tablespoon is needed to create a rich and powerful preparation.
For aromatherapy, a few drops of peppermint oil can be added to a diffuser to scent the whole room. Peppermint oil can also be diluted in an inert carrier oil to create a scented bath or shower product that is both relaxing and invigorating.
Peppermint oil can be useful during illness, when its cooling properties can reduce sensations of pain and fever, as well as stimulating the sinuses to help clear them. It has been used in aromatherapy and diluted in skin preparations to alleviate headaches, muscle pains, and nausea.
Although it smells delicious, peppermint oil should generally not be ingested. Peppermint oil represents a huge concentration of the peppermint plant, equivalent to 2 dozen bags of mint tea per drop! It has been used as flavouring and as a health supplement, but this should only be done by knowledgeable practitioners to avoid overdose of compounds contained in peppermint oil. Like all essential oils, peppermint oil should be kept out of reach of children.
Blends beautifully with:
Benzoin, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, and rosemary