PORTRAIT

You’re already familiar with the power of peppermint to combat bad breath. But it’s also a strong pain reliever and fights inflammation. You’ll find so many uses for this oil and its high menthol content: Beating headaches. Handling nausea and stomachaches. Combating mental fatigue. Reducing inflammation. Relieving congestion. And here’s a bonus—ants hate peppermint, so use it to keep them away.

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Young leaves
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Chemical Family: Monoterpenols, Ketones, Monoterpenes
Country of Origin: South Africa
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Fresh and minty
Note Classification: Top/Middle

REQUEST GC/MS REPORT

 

PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Energizing, uplifting & awakening
  • Cools and refreshes

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic
  • Antiseptic
  • Carminative/tonic
  • Cooling
  • Febrifuge
  • Decongestant & expectorant
  • Immune-stimulant
  •  Protects the liver
  •  Vasoconstrictor

HOW TO USE

 

Bug Repellent: Ants hate Peppermint!  Use in a spritzer or spray bottle, diluted at 2% with water, to chase those pests away!

Cold Remedy: A cold compress and apply to the forehead and temples to relieve headaches and migraines. A steam blend to help relieve sinus congestion. Aromatherapist Davis recommends a steam treatment with Peppermint to cleanse and decongest the skin. It cools by constricting the capillaries and is a very refreshing skin tonic.

Digestive Issues: Add a few drops to a cream or oil and massage into belly to relieve stomach and digestive issues.

Massage Oil: Blend a few drops peppermint to oil or cream and massage into back of neck, sore muscles or temple area for relief of headache.

  • Highly effective in cases of emergency – applied topically immediately after an injury reduces swelling and prevents bruises dramatically while reducing the pain.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

RECIPES

SAFETY

May cause skin or mucous membrane  irritation. From experience, we recommend using a maximum of 1-2% dilution for topical use. Robert Tisserand officially recommends a maximum of 5%. May antidote homeopathic remedies. Avoid using with children under five years—can be neurotoxic when applied near the face. Contraindicated in case of cardiac fibrillation and for G6PD deficiency. There is a perception that menthol-rich oils can potentially affect blood clotting, but according to Robert Tisserand, it is not sufficient to be cautioned against anticoagulant medication. May cause skin or mucous membrane  irritation. Avoid using with children under five years—can be neurotoxic when applied near the face. Menthol-rich oils should be avoided by people with clotting disorders. Contraindicated in case of cardiac fibrillation, and for G6PD deficiency.

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

 

Related Products