Our Peppermint oil is certified organic. Peppermint – Mentha piperata – is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East, Peppermint is on of the oldest herbs used for culinary and medicinal purposes. It reproduces vegetatively because it is a hybrid. It is a perennial plant with small, highly aromatic leaves and spikes of small pinkish-mauve flowers.
Peppermint oil has a sharp piercing & pungent camphoraceous grassy mint undertone. The oils is colorless to pale-yellow with a fresh, green,
minty aroma and a faint peppery note.
Peppermint oil can be distributed by diffuser, oil burners or scent diffusers.
One thing that I always remember about peppermint oil –A little goes a long way. You really only need a drop or two. It is a powerful essential oil and should be handled with care.
According to Greek mythology, the genus Mentha takes its name from a nymph named Minthe. She had an affair with the god of the underworld, Hades, whose jealous wife, Persephone, turned Minthe into a nondescript plant and trod her into the ground. But then Hades turned the plant into an herb that people would appreciate and value until the end of time. (Valerie Wormwood)
Peppermint oil is being researched for it’s short term treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. The leaves of the peppermint plant have a cooling effect when used topically for muscle pain, nerve pain and itching. It is mainly used in muscle massages and burners.
When I have a cold I like to dilute 2 drops of Peppermint oil together with 3 drops of Lemon essential oil with 1 teaspoon of grapeseed oil. I lightly rub just a few drops of the solution under my feet before I go to bed. A refreshing bliss! Just what you need when you have a cold. I don’t specifically inhale this oil as it can have unpleasant adverse effects.
Peppermint is a great oil to add to your cleaning products. It adds a wonderful cooling and calming atmosphere and is a great insect repellent and disinfectant. I love adding it to my cleaning products for my bathroom and kitchen.
Peppermint oil – Mentha piperata – therapeutic properties:
Analgesic, cooling and calming, improves alertness, stimulant, inflammation, indigestion, headaches, Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, cholagogue, circulatory, decongestant, digestive, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Therapists often use peppermint for:
Headache, migraine, digestive problems, nausea, colic, gastrointestinal disorder, flatulence, colitis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, sinus congestion, sinusitis, muscular aches and pains, muscular injury, muscular spasm, sciatica, sprains, rheumatism, menstrual cramp, neuralgia, acne, pimples, mental exhaustion, tension, physical exhaustion, fatigue, apathy, fever, flatulence, liver problems, good for colds and flu.
WARNING: It is important to always dilute Peppermint oil as it can cause skin irritation and if ingested can mimic heartburn. Peppermint products can have adverse side effects when used with iron supplements, cyclosporine (immunosuppressant medication), medicines for heart conditions or high blood pressure, or medicines to decrease stomach acid. Be especially careful with using peppermint oil with children.
PLEASE NOTE THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES THAT ARE APPLICABLE FOR ALL ESSENTIAL OIL USE.
The information on this blog is for educational and entertainment purposes only and should not be construed as advice, diagnosis or implied treatment. Please consult a professional should you experience discomfort or dis-ease.
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