Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
The most versatile essential oil in the world
Suitable for an abundance of oral and topical uses and antimicrobial properties, peppermint may be the most versatile essential oil in the world along with lavender. It's an oil that everyone should have in their medicine cabinet. Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath and soothe digestive issues.
Peppermint is not native to Australia. Selected chemotypes are grown in the Southern regions, where greater day length approximates its native Mediterranean locations. Evidence of use dates back to 1000 BC.
The entire above-ground plant parts are steam distilled after partial drying. The essential oil is perhaps best known for its ability to induce a strong cooling effect on the skin without the influence of temperature (capsaicin from chillis has the reverse effect: heating sensation on the skin). Widely used as an analgesic and local anesthetic, stomachic, stimulating and refreshing, and well-regarded for immediate relief from hot "ashes and migraines. Australian Peppermint oil comprises nearly 80% menthol plus menthone and associated chemicals, and <10% cineole.
Primary Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil
- Reduces stomach aches
- Soothe digestive issues
- Freshens bad breath
- Relieves headaches
- Antimicrobial properties
- Improves mental focus
- Clears respiratory tract
- Boosts energy
- Releases tight muscles
- Fever reducer
- Cost-effective natural solution to replace pharmaceutical drugs
- Naturally repels bugs
How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
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- Arthritis - Massage diluted essential oil into affected area.
- Bad Breath - Use diluted essential oil as a gargle or to rinse mouth.
- Confusion/Poor Concentration - Inhale vapor from essential oil using a diffuser.
- Cough/decongestant - Rub diluted essential oil onto throat/chest, or open bottle breathe in aroma
- Fever - Rub diluted essential oil onto feet.
- Headaches - Rub diluted essential oil onto neck/back.
- Itches - Apply diluted essential oil to affected area with a Q-tip.
- Muscular aches - Massage diluted essential oil into painful areas.
- Nausea/Digestion - Apply diluted essential oil to stomach. To take internally, add 1 drop to 8 ounces of water. Inhale vapor from essential oil using a diffuser.
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To dilute: Mix 5 drops of pure essential oil with one teaspoon of a quality cold-pressed oil, such as almond, apricot kernel, avocado, coconut or jojoba.
Caution: Use only pure essential oils or blends from a reputable source. Ask questions about their origin. Use of essential oils should not be viewed as a substitute for professional medical care. If any problem persists, consult your medical adviser. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur, such as skin reddening, dry skin, or itchiness. Store essential oils safely, upright, in a cool, dark place, securely capped, out of reach of children.