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. Peppermint oil has a sharp piercing & pungent camphoraceous grassy mint undertone.
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.
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 stomac acid. Be especially careful with using peppermint oil with children.
Peppermint oil – Mentha piperata – is often used for the following:
cooling and calming, improves alertness, good for colds and flu, relieves headaches and nausea, migraine, fevers, flatulence, liver problems, stimulant, inflammation, indigestion, headaches.
PLEASE NOTE THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES THAT ARE APPLICABLE FOR ALL ESSENTIAL OIL USE.
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