Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermints ability to reduce muscle spasms, but Peppermint may very well be the most versatile essential oil in the world along with lavender. Peppermint oil gives a strong cooling sensation along with a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It's antimicrobial properties also help freshen bad breath among other benefits.
Peppermint one of the oldest herbs used for medicinal purposes, used in Europe for centuries, and with historical accounts that date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. It’s mentioned in Greek mythology the nymph Mentha was transformed into an herb by Pluto, who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come. The health benefits and usage of peppermint oil have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.
Peppermint Oil Benefits:
Reduces stomach aches
Soothe digestive issues
Freshens bad breath
Improves mental focus
Clears respiratory tract
Releases tight muscles
Botanical Name: Mentha arvensis
Plant Part Used: Herb
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent based on its high menthol content. The minty sweetness of the vapor makes it one of the most popular Essential Oils.
Blends With: Basil, Bergamot, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Spearmint and Thyme.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. As with all essential oils dilute with a carrier oil prior to applying to the skin, and test in a small area first to be sure there is no skin irritation.
This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that any Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.