Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Its clean, refreshing flavor and therapeutic qualities ensure that peppermint is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries. It is an easy plant to grow and the oil is extracted from the leaves by steam distillation. It is refreshing, cooling and warming, making it a favourite for sports massage. Its most important chemical component is menthol, which helps in treating gastrointestinal problems, pain, inflammation, and congestion. Peppermint oil has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide.
Protecting, cleansing, flushing, stimulating, relieving, soothing, purifying, uplifting and energizing
Aids digestive problems and stimulate appetite; encourages bile production; stimulates and strengthen liver; insect repellent; respiratory ailments; skin irritations; calms, soothes, and relaxes tense muscle and muscle spasms; reduces swelling of muscular aches; pains, sprains, and strains; relieves the itching sunburn; improve breathing; stimulates central nervous system and counteracts drowsiness and mental fatigue by increasing alertness and promotes clear thinking
Peppermint oil fights bacterial infection and reduces the oiliness present with acne and blemishes. It stimulates circulation and helps enliven dull, dry skin, leaving the skin feeling soft and silky. It regulates and normalizes oily skin and hair. 2-3 drops of peppermint oils in a facial steam help to cleanse congested skin and kill bacteria. This makes it helpful for treating itchy skins, ringworm, scabies and varicose veins.
It is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. The scent is highly penetrating and minty, gives you a boost of positivity
Blends Well With:
Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary
Peppermint and Lavender oils have an affinity for each other and work in a complementary and synergistic way.
Dilute 50-50, 1 part essential oil with 1 part of carrier oil.
- For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7 and above, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil.
Apply 1-2 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras and/or Vita Flex Points
Inhale directly or diffuse
Do not use in conjunction with homeopathic remedies as peppermint may act as an antidote to them, best to store separately
May irritate skin and mucous membrane, although the risk is low, perform patch test before use
Do not use more than 5% in a preparation
Avoid contact with eyes
Do not use during pregnancy
Not safe for children under 7