Peppermint Essential Oil In Brief
Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the world’s top selling essential oils… for good reason. It has many benefits which deal with very common problems.
Peppermint Essential Oil has a revitalising aroma and is cooling and calming for the body and mind. Peppermint Aromatherapy Oil, therefore, enhances our ability to face the issues of the day with clarity of vision accompanied by increased vigour. It effectively provides us with the mental and emotional support we need to process the issues we are facing, so it’s little wonder it’s also used to successfully treat indigestion, nausea, halitosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS).
According to Dr Couic Marinier, “The European Commission has recognised Peppermint Essential Oil’s effectiveness in curing and soothing headaches”.
Peppermint Essential Oil Health Benefits
Peppermint Aromatherapy Oil Health Benefits :: analgesic + anti-allergenic + anti-microbial + antiseptic + calmative + anti-asthmatic + anti-inflammatory + anti-spasmodic + digestive + decongestant + emmenagogue + expectorant + stimulant + stomachic.
Peppermint Essential Oil Main Uses
- Pain relief + muscular soreness
- Respiratory conditions + allergies + colds + asthma + flu
- Menstrual pain relief & stimulating blood flow
- Digestive issues + bloating + flatulence + IBS
- Hormone health (helps regulate Testosterone in women, which is the primary cause of increasing diagnoses of PCOS – Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome *Spearmint Essential Oil has the same benefit.
- Energy boost
- Calming + cooling
- Oral hygiene
Peppermint Essential Oil For Skincare
Peppermint Essential Oil heals and strengthens the epidermis. It possesses remarkable cell stimulating properties, so when it is used topically, Peppermint Essential Oil heals and strengthens the skin, helping it look healthier, younger, tonally balanced and rejuvenated.
It is also cleansing due to it’s anti-microbial and antibacterial actions as well as it’s ability to unclog pores.
Peppermint Essential Oil is often used in foot creams because it is cooling, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal.
There are many sources online touting Peppermint Essential Oil for Acne, Rosacea, oily skin, blemishes, irritated skin, hyper-pigmentation and puffy skin, but, in truth, there are much better essential oils than Peppermint for this.
The volatile gases in Peppermint Essential Oil can make our eyes smart and this oil can also cause skin irritation in a small number of people.
Peppermint Essential Oil INCI :: Mentha Piperita
Peppermint Essential Oil Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Peppermint Essential Oil Mixes Well With :: Basil Essential Oil + Cypress Essential Oil + Eucalyptus Essential Oil + Geranium Essential Oil + Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil + Juniper Berry Essential Oil + Lavender Essential Oil + Lemon Essential Oil + Marjoram Essential Oil + Sweet Orange Essential Oil + Oregano Essential Oil + Tea Tree Essential Oil
Fragonia Essential Oil Alternatives :: Clary Sage Essential Oil + Fragonia Essential Oil + Lavender Essential Oil + Rosemary Essential Oil + Spearmint Essential Oil + Tea Tree Essential Oil + Thyme Red Essential Oil
Active Constituents in Peppermint Essential Oil :: Menthol (c. 40%) & Menthone (c. 23%) + menthyl acetate + 1,8-cineole + limonene + beta-pinene + beta-caryophyllene
Cautions & Contraindications: Peppermint Essential Oil is safe for both internal and external use in appropriate amounts, when diluted properly.
Always use a carrier oil to properly dilute Peppermint Essential Oil. Consult Using Essential Oils for more information.
It is not, however, recommended for use on your face or chest as it can cause skin irritations.
Do not use on infants or young children.
It is also not advised for pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding as there is insufficient research in this area.
Avoid eyes, sensitive skin and keep away from children.
Peppermint Essential Oil is contraindicated with a small number of prescriptions medications. It is best to consult your healthcare provider before using Peppermint Essential Oil if you are on medication.
Peppermint Essential Oil Interesting Fact :: Peppermint Aromatherapy Oil is often used to treat dog fleas and is considered safe when small amounts are added to dog-friendly shampoos.