Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint and peppermint oil have been used medicinally for thousands of years. It's one of the most popular essential oils that is used for pain relief from both tension headaches and migraine attacks, as well as helping with symptoms of nausea.
AT A GLANCE KEY FACTS
- Latin / Botanical Name | Mentha Piperita
- Part Of Plant Used | Flowering Herb
- Sustainably Sourced From | India
- Extraction Method | Steam Distillation
- Oil Type / Family | Cooling and refreshing
- Aroma |
- Blends well with | Lime, Lavender and Lemon
- Major active ingredient | Menthol
- Chemicals |
- Properties |
BENEFITS OF PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Peppermint Essential Oil is said to be good for ailments like asthma, colic, fever, flatulence, headache, nausea, chest congestion and vertigo.
This oil is supposed to be excellent for mental fatigue and depression, refreshing and stimulating with its menthol content.
It is good for the skin and is used in lotions to treat sunburn, itchiness or inflamed skin.
It helps fight bad breath and gum infections when used in mouthwashes.
When used in an oil burner it is not only therapeutic it can also keep mosquitoes and other insects away, so a great option to put in your suitcase (it's including in our Take Me Travelling Essential Oil Kit)
SCIENTIFIC STUDIES/RESEARCH ON PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Most recently, in 2015 a review of published studies on essential oils stated that applying peppermint oil to the temples and forehead can help to ease tension headaches.
PRACTICAL WAYS TO USE PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Bath & Shower
The essential oil is inhaled through the aromatic steam, as well as being absorbed by the skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops in 2 tbsp bath oil, shower gel or carrier oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to up to 2 drops per 2 tbsp. Not suitable for children under two years old.
This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Energises your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. For adults, use up to 7 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. For children over 2 years old or adults with sensitive skin, use up to 3 drops in 1 tbsp of base oil. Not suitable for children under two years old.
Diffusers & Burners
A natural air freshener, this technique creates an energising ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Not suitable for children under two years old.
DIY BLENDS & RECIPES USING PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
- Apply Frankincense & Peppermint blend in a roller ball to temples as soon at the first symptoms of a headache start