Peppermint essential oil is another oil that has been used for centuries
by many ancient cultures mainly because of its many digestive health
properties, but it has a multitude of beneficial properties for mind, body and health.
It helps the respiratory system and circulation, and is an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic.
Peppermint oil is used to flavour toothpaste, medicines and of course many types of sweets.
Peppermint even keeps mice, fleas and ants away........
I often use this oil as part of an aromatherapy blend when massaging tired and overworked muscles. It gives a lovely cooling sensation to the area being massaged and the oil contains natural menthol which helps to reduce pain......and personally I love the refreshing aroma.
Peppermint oil is definitely a staple in my aromatherapy oils box and my medicine cabinet.
All temperate countries
Common Method Of Extraction:
Steam distillation of the leaves.
Light, fresh, cool and distinctly menthol.
Top to middle
Blends Well With:
Lavender, benzoin, geranium, lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, tea tree
Analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cephalic, digestive, expectorant, astringent, febrifuge, emmenagogue, nervine.
Mind, Spirit and Body:
Peppermint oil is a very refreshing skin tonic - but use in moderation. It can help relieve skin irritations but at the same time can irritate sensitive skin! Can be used to clean and decongest the skin if you suffer from acne. Its mild antiseptic action helps control the bacteria on the surface of the skin.
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