This Peppermint essential oil has a fresh grassy-minty, menthol aroma. A very popular essential oil both in scent and healing properties.
The antispasmodic and expectorant actions of peppermint lends itself well to be used with steam e.g. as an inhalant to help clear and soothe the respiratory tract.
A prime remedy for helping digestive disorders.
Has a cooling and warming effect on the body that is stimulating and refreshing. Helps provide relief from muscular aches and pains.
It helps enhance alertness, mental activity, and stamina so it is best avoided before bedtime.
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Part Typically Used: Leaves and Flowers/Buds
Country of Origin: USA
Typical Main Constituents
Menthol – 45%
Menthone – 21%
Menthyl acetate – 4%
1,8-Cineole – 6%
Isomenthone – 3%
Limonene – 2%
Description: Pale yellow or greenish oil, has a sweet fresh minty, menthol smell.
Actions: Tonic, Analgesic, Antiseptic, Antimicrobial, Astringent, Sudorific, Nervine, Vulnerary, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Stomachic, Diaphoretic, Expectorant, Vasoconstrictor, Vermifuge, Hepatic, Cephalic.
Special use: Its Antispasmodic action lends its self well to be used with steam, as an inhalation. Great remedy for digestive disorders. Cooling and warming effect on the body. Stimulating and refreshing.
Blends Well With: Basil, Rosemary, Lavender, Yarrow, Eucalyptus, Benzoin, Marjoram, Lemon and other mints.
Safety Data: Non- toxic, non- irritant in low doses. Strong oil use in moderation. Maximum use on skin of 5.4% – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. (2015). Essential Oil Safety. Second Edition.
Aromatherapy / Home Use
Digestive: Abdominal cramps, Colic, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Nausea, Indigestion, increases bile flow. Toothache.
Respiratory: Asthma, Catarrh, Sinusitis, Spasmodic cough – (In steam) Head colds.
Skincare: Acne, Scabies, Ringworm.
Circulation, Muscle & Skeletal system: Neuralgia, Muscular pain, Sprains, Palpitations.
Nervous System: Nervous stress, Vertigo, Headache, Migraine, Mental Fatigue, Fainting, Sciatica.
Immune: Colds, Flu and Fever.
General Essential Oil Safety Recommendations
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