Therapeutic Essential Oils: Peppermint

Therapeutic Essential Oils: Peppermint

Peppermint Essential OilPowerful aroma for flavor and animals
Eases pain caused by headaches and aches
Relieves stomach problems and digestion

Peppermint is popular in countless forms, from toothpaste to chewing gum. As an essential oil, it is useful to ease breathing and as a digestive aid.

Where Peppermint comes from – Steam distilled from leaves, stems, flower buds.

What Peppermint does – Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, and invigorating.

What Peppermint is used for – Freshen breathe, soothe digestive complaints, relieve headaches, colic, gas, indigestion, and heartburn, arthritis, anger, depression, food poisoning, fatigue, headaches, inflammation, hysteria, liver problems, irritable bowl syndrome (IBS), morning sickness, memory, radiation exposure, regenerative and supportive to nerves, rheumatism, soothe and cool skin, tuberculosis, and toothaches.

What Peppermint does when diffused – Stimulating and purifying to the conscious mind. It can aid with mental performance and memory. It is cooling and may help reduce fevers.

Peppermint safety – Repeated use can possible result in contact sensitization.  Use with caution with high blood pressure and during pregnancy.  Do not use as a dietary supplement if under 6 years old.

How to apply Peppermint –

  • Topically – Can be applied neat directly to the skin. You can dilute it with a carrier oil with a ratio of 1:1 for sensitive skin or children. Apply directly to the area of concern or the the body’s reflex points.
  • Aromatically – Diffuse peppermint essential oil.
  • Internally – Take internally via a gel capsule or take with food/beverage.

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