Peppermint Essential Oil (10 ml)
Peppermint is one of the loudest and most vibrant characters. He has a quirky personality, and nothing is timid about them: sharp aroma, witty mind, bright, colorful attires, statement jewelry pieces- you name it, he got it. Anything that screams “bold” and “over-the-top”? Peppermint is probably working to get it, or already has it.
Peppermint is well aware of the effect he has on people: most love him, yet some find him too overbearing (we suspect it’s because these people can’t handle the fresh kick peppermint brings). But that won’t ever bother his fearless spirit. Peppermint usually has a very sharp intellect and makes good business person, sales executive or entertainer, but he can be in professions involving some risk, adventure and thrill as well: like F1 driver or Navy seal.
Multifaceted and experts at multitasking, he can immediately shift from delivering a serious sales pitch to clowning and goofing around with his pals. His biggest skill is teaching others how to be laser-focused and still keep their pulse in check during stressful moments. Need a pick-me-up or for someone to push you to get a job done? Peppermint has your back.
Strong, fresh, minty & herbaceous
Digestive support: Peppermint can be used in a variety of ways to ease digestive issues. Inhaling its aroma or adding a few drops to a cool compress can help alleviate headaches, nausea, vomiting, and travel sickness. Sipping on Peppermint tea can soothe an upset stomach. Peppermint can also be used to reduce colic, spasms and irritable bowel. It blends well with Ginger and Lemon, both of which also support the digestive system.
Fatigue: Inhaling the invigorating aroma of Peppermint can help overcome physical and mental fatigue, leaving you feeling refreshed and energized. Peppermint increases alertness while reducing blood pressure - Robert Tisserand. Studies also show that Peppermint increases focus and motivation (Moss et al. 2008).
Musculoskeletal: Peppermint is rich in menthol, a known analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipruritic. The menthol component makes Peppermint great for reducing headaches (Gobel et al. 1994), suppressing inflammation-causing chemicals (Guimarães et al. 2013), and managing postherpetic neuralgia (Davies et al. 2002).
Respiratory congestion: The menthol and menthone content of Peppermint give the oil its potent decongestant and mucolytic properties. Peppermint can be inhaled on its own, or blended with other 1,8 cineole rich oils to reduce congestion. The presence of 1,8 cineole gives the oil its expectorant action. In a study conducted by chiropractic physician Coon (2007), participants who inhaled Peppermint experienced better airflow. A leading speed skater who participated in the study experienced improved performance after inhaling Peppermint.
Immunostimulant: Peppermint oil has strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties that work together to support the immune system.
Safety & Dilution
Maximum topical use dilution: 5% (5 drops into 1 tbsp carrier like coconut, olive oil, lotion etc). See here DILUTION GUIDELINES according to age or ailment.
May cause skin and mucosa irritation if applied in high concentration. It is best to avoid using in case of cardiac fibrillation and for G6PD deficiency. It may neutralize the effect of homeopathic remedies.
Discontinue in case of any skin irritation. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply on the skin of children younger than 3 years old. Special care must be taken to keep away from children’s face as it can be neurotoxic. If pregnant, nursing or under medical care please consult physician. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
Use with caution around pets. When diffusing in the room make sure the door is open so that the animal can leave in case of discomfort.
Shelf Life & Storage
Shelf Life: 5 years
We recommend storing oils in a cool, dark and dry area away from direct sunlight. Keep the cap closed tightly to avoid oxygen exposure. Oils that are past expiry date should not be used for therapeutic purpose but they can still be used for cleaning.
Latin Name: Mentha x piperita
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Main chemical constituents: Menthol, Menthone, Methyl acetate
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Plant part used: Whole plant
Aromatic note: Middle-Top