Peppermint Essential Oil (also known as Mentha piperita) is one of the most used and versatile of the essential oils.
Due to the cooling sensation Peppermint Essential Oil leaves on the skin (which helps to numb pain), it is one of the more popular essential oils for pain relief. It also works to heal the wound itself, due to the anti-inflammatory compounds it contains. Peppermint Essential Oil is often useful for relieving headaches, migraines, sore muscles and arthritic joints.
Peppermint Essential Oil also contains powerful disinfectant properties. Often used in dental hygiene products, when a few drops of peppermint oil are added to a toothbrush or mouthwash, it helps to cleanse the mouth and leave breath refreshingly crisp.
Peppermint Essential Oil is commonly used in shampoos, conditioners, cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, perfumery, incense, insect repellents, candles and aromatherapy.
Here are some Tips & Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil:
Colds or Congestion: Massage 2-3 drops with a carrier oil* onto the chest. You can also place 1-3 drops into a humidifier to help clear sinus and lung congestion.
Energy Alertness: Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
Fever: Massage 2-3 drops with a carrier oil onto the neck and feet.
Headache: Rub a drop with a carrier oil on your temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid contact with eyes) and on the back of the neck to help soothe headache and pressure.
Heartburn: Add a drop to your tea along with a teaspoon of honey. Try a drop of peppermint oil in a glass of milk. You can also mix 5 drops with a teaspoon of carrier oil and massage onto your upper abdomen.
Joint Therapy: Apply 1-2 drops mixed with lavender oil to cool inflamed muscles.
Mouthwash: Dilute 4 drops with 15mL of water and use as mouthwash.
Shampoo: Add 2-3 drops to your regular shampoo and/or conditioner to stimulate the scalp.
Spiders, Rodents or Ants: Add 5 drops to a cotton ball and place where you find these pests entering your home to repel them.
*Some good carrier oils are: olive, coconut, fractionated coconut & grapeseed oils.
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