Peppermint Essential Oil
Recently, I started using Essential Oils, and want to learn more about the oils and what they can do. I have found that Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the Top 10 to have around for daily use.
Aroma: It has a strong menthol fragrance.
Features: This herb is native to Europe but also grows Japan as well as the USA. USA has become one of the main producers of Peppermint. This plant favors damp conditions. It is a hybrid of the Watermint and Spearmint plants. It has been cultivated commercially in England since 1750. The leaves and flowering top of this herb is extracted by steam distilled.
How to Use: *Always use the highest quality professional grade such as doTERRA or Young Living Essential Oils.
- Topical: Apply drops directly and rub into the skin. Peppermint Oil need to be diluted with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or Almond Oil.
- Aromatic: Use a diffuser
- Internal: Place 1-2 drops under the tongue, mix in water, or take in capsules.
- Photosynthesizing: Avoid going in the sun or tanning bed after use
Uses: Peppermint oil has stimulant qualities
- Its cooling nature relieves states of anger, nervousness, trembling
- Excellent for Emotional balance, mental fatigue and unstable moods- use aromatically and topically
- Alertness and Energize- inhale, apply under nose, or back of neck
- Memory issues – Apply on neck spine or bottom of feet
- Loss sense of smell – inhale or apply diluted over the bridge of nose
- Relieve attention and hyperactivity issues – spray peppermint oil on clothing to improve concentration and alertness
- It has a dual action cooling when hot and warming when cold this make it a good remedy for colds, fevers, hot flashes, and encouraging perspiration -apply on back of neck or bottom of feet
- Useful in respiratory disorders, dry coughs, and head congestion- apply, chest, back, and bottom of feet
- Good for those who suffer with breathing issues
- Important for acute digestive disorders, nausea relief, it relaxes the stomach mussels. Beneficial against food poisoning, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas, gallstones, nausea, and travel sickness – Take in capsule, in water, or apply over abdomen
- May help with kidney and liver disorders
- Its cooling and pain relieving actions seems to ease headaches, toothaches, aching feet -Apply on temples above ears, back of neck, and bottom of feet.
- Muscle stiffness and tension, joint discomfort and muscular aches, painful menstruation – Apply directly on stiff joints or apply pre-work-out to avoid stiffness use peppermint and lavender oil work well together
- Suppresses food cravings – inhale or apply under nose or a drop on the tongue before or in between meals.
- Bad Breath and hangover- gargle a drop with water
- Ease seasonal symptoms
- Combat Cancer Cells- Research suggests that menthol the active compound in peppermint oil can restrain the growth of some cancer. The oil also has a protective mechanism and can help prevent DNA damage and cell death caused by radiation.
- Cooling action relieve itching, inflammation, burns, bug bites, and sunburns – Apply diluted on skin
- Helps remove blackheads, and is effective on greasy skin and hair
- remover both lice and dandruff – put a few drops in your shampoo and conditioner with its antiseptic properties
- Repels insects, fleas, mosquitoes, mice, and rats
- Block Ticks – Stop ticks from burrowing with peppermint oil. Just make sure you remove them by the head to lessen your chance of getting Lyme disease.
- Best to use in diffuser
- Use caution when massaging throughout the body, small areas may be tolerate
- It is likely to irritate the skin and mucous membranes
- Should be kept well away from the eyes
- Avoid in pregnancy and nursing mothers could discourage flow of milk.
Products: It is already used in a lot of products that I use on a daily basis at home
- Oral health care products, like toothpaste, chewing gum, mints, candy canes
History and Myth: The ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans used Peppermint as an ingredient in their wine. Among the Hebrews used it as a perfume component because of its aphrodisiac properties.
Blends well with:
- Wild Orange
Other doTERRA products that Peppermint oil is found in….
- Tension blend – doTERRA Past Tense
- Metabolic blend – doTERRA Slim and Sassy
- Soothing blend – doTERRA Deep Blue
- Digestion blend – doTERRA Digest Zen
- Massage blend – doTERRA Aroma Touch
- Respiration blend – doTERRA Breathe
doTERRA also carries Peppermint Beadlets that are portable and can be taken anytime.
The Directory of Essential Oils by Wanda Sellar ISBN 0091906679 pages 136 and 137
The Essential Life 3rd Edition ISBN 9 781513 618265 page 121
Heal your Gut with Essential Oils by Eric L. Zielinski ISBN 13: 978-0-997-16550-0 page 16 and 52-56
Michele Buckler from Sand N Stones
*Please be an advocate for your own health! Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. With dōTERRA’s policies on websites and social media we cannot claim that the oils work as drugs, or that they will prevent, treat or cure, any type of ailment, disease, illness or condition.
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