Peppermint Essential Oil 10 ml
Peppermint essential oil has a very potent minty aroma that produces a cooling and refreshing sensation. This sharp scent is instantly recognizable. Strongly piercing this essential oil can be used to revive tired, achy feet after a long day. Place a few drops in a tub of warm water for an intensely refreshing foot soak. This essential oil works wonders on headaches and tension, dilute it in a carrier oil such as grape seed and rub into your temples for instant relief. The strong delicious scent of peppermint essential oil is especially beneficial to those that suffer from nausea or an upset stomach.
Qualities of the Peppermint Essential Oil
Menopausal Hot Flashes
Peppermint oil has long been used to treat hot flashes associated with menopause. To create a cooling mist, mix 1 oz. of water, 1/4 oz. of an odorless alcohol like vodka, and 10 to 15 drops of peppermint oil, and shake the contents. Whenever a hot flash comes on, spritz the mixture over your body. This refreshing combination will almost immediately begin to cool you down. And the delicious minty scent will provide a pick me up to your spirits.
Peppermint oil is used often in perfumes, colognes and scented candles. The slightly spicy and cool scent has a refreshing effect on the mind, relieving stress, exhaustion, depression and anxiety. With stress and mental exhaustion at bay, the immune system is stronger and, in turn, this leads to healthier body, skin and hair.
Peppermint essential oil promotes healthy and clear skin and can create a clear and luminous complexion. The menthol in peppermint oil cools tired skin, brightens dull skin and helps to control excess oil production. By diluting peppermint essential oil in a carrier oil such as grape seed or jojoba, you can apply it topically to refresh skin and remove oil. This helps to open the pores and prevent acne. Not to mention the delicious minty scent will linger on your skin and uplift your body and mind.
Peppermint essential oil promotes a healthy scalp and hair. Place a few drops into a bottle of shampoo to reduce and eliminate dandruff. Massaging several drops of peppermint oil directly onto the scalp can help to promote hair growth. Applying one or two drops of peppermint oil onto flyaway hair strands adds shine and gloss while taming frizz.
Peppermint oil is a natural pain reliever that effectively soothes mild headaches and other pains throughout the body. To create a deliciously scented bath, add a few drops of peppermint to a warm bath and soak away tensions and pain. The menthol in peppermint oil is helpful in a variety of respiratory ailments. When the oil is rubbed on the chest, it helps fight off coughs, nasal congestion and asthma. A powerful antiseptic, peppermint essential oil is often used in mouthwashes and toothpaste, this antiseptic quality makes it a great addition to hand cleaners and wound cleaners.
A few drops of peppermint essential oil in the shower can help revive you in the morning, and is helpful if you have congestion. In the spring and summer, we like to use peppermint to clean counters and cupboards. This leaves the rooms freshened and creates an uplifting and inspiriting atmosphere. This amazingly delicious scent actually deters ants and other insects. In the winter, use it for unwanted guests (such as mice). They cannot stand the scent of any type of mint. Soak a cotton ball with peppermint essential oil and place it in the basement or wherever mice tend to creep around. As a bath soak add a few drops of peppermint essential oil and patchouli essential oil to your warm water. Soak in the richly grounding and deliciuosly scented water. This will alleviate aches and pains and leave you feeling rooted and uplifted. Mixed with patchouli essential oil, peppermint essential oil becomes a deliciously scented body spray that leaves everyone around you feeling good.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Ingredients: Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil
Color: Pale yellow to pale olive-green
Top Note: Very fresh, grassy and buttery
Middle Note: Strong, grassy-minty, with a deep balsamic-sweet undertone
Dry Note: Sweet, clean
Aromatherapy Actions: Cooling, vitalizing, refreshing
Safety Data: Non-toxic. A mild skin irritant and allergen. Avoid during pregnancy.
Processing Notes: Essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering plant.
Common Name: Peppermint
Form: Essential Oil
Origin: United States, Tasmania
Directions: Dilute properly.
Safety Notes: CAUTION: IF PREGNANT, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. DILUTE PROPERLY · MAY IRRITATE SKIN NOT FOR INTERNAL USE KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN