PORTRAIT

Awesome Migraine & Headache Relief

Relieves Congestion

Peppermint is one of the most effective oils for the digestive system which includes relief from nausea, stomach pains, diarrhea, and flatulence.

Remedy for upset stomach and travel sickness.

Peppermint stimulates the circulatory and lymph systems.

Helps improve concentration and relieves mental fatigue by preventing congestion of blood supply to the brain.

Great for relieving symptoms of cold, flu, sinus, fever & headache.

Because of its cooling action, awesome in reducing acute, hot pain.

Eliminates bad breath

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

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

  • Add a few drops of Peppermint to:
  • A cold compress and apply to the forehead and temples to relieve headaches and migraines.
  • An oil or cream and massage into back of neck or temple area for relief of headache.
  • A steam blend to help relieve sinus congestion.
  • Can also be used in a massage blend for sore muscles.
  • A cream or oil and massage into belly to relieve stomach and digestive  issues.
  • 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.
  • Ants hate Peppermint!  Use in a spritzer or spray bottle, diluted at 2% with water, to chase those pests away!
  • Highly effective in cases of emergency – applied topically immediately after an injury reduces swelling and prevents bruises dramatically while reducing the pain.

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.

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