Peppermint Organic Essential Oil
Evergreen's Price: $13.15
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil has a strong, fresh, minty top-note aroma that is cooling and refreshing. Its action is energizing and it can help with mental clarity, clearing the head, and helps to brighten the mood when feeling sad.
Peppermint has well-known digestive benefits, too. It can allay nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, indigestion. It is antispasmodic and soothing when used for digestive massage. (Do not internally self-administer essential oils. We have safely-diluted peppermint oil in capsules for internal use.)
In addition to massage, it can be used in a diffuser, for inhalation or on a compress. For colds and flu, peppermint’s cooling qualities set off a warming response in the body, making it useful to cool a fever by stimulating perspiration. As a steam inhalation, peppermint helps to clear nasal congestion and can also be useful for acne due to its mildly antiseptic quality. At the first hint of headache, rub a drop into the temples or apply a peppermint compress to the forehead and temples. Since peppermint is stimulating, at night soothing lavender would be more appropriate.
Versatile peppermint oil can even be used to keep mice and other pests away!
Properties:Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge.
Blends Well With:Basil, benzoin, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, rosemary, tea tree.
- Avoid in epilepsy, while pregnant and while using homeopathics.
- Keep away from children.
- Do not take internally.
- May cause skin irritation in some people.
- When using topically be sure to do a small patch test first on an insensitive part of the body after diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.