Peppermint Essential Oil – Benefits And Uses

Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)


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Aroma

  • Minty, fresh, and sharp, with sweet smelling undertones
  • Blends well with Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, and Rosemary essential oils

Attributes

  • Cooling, then warming
  • Uplifting
  • Refreshing
  • Soothing

Benefits

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Relives headaches and migraines
  • Fights acne and heals blemishes
  • Eases pain (muscle, nerve, tension, and menstrual cramps)
  • Balances oil to fight dandruff
  • Fights germs and bacteria (great to add to homemade toothpaste)
  • Deodorizes
  • Decongest sinuses and respiratory system

Dilution

  • Essential oils are very potent and should always be diluted
  • Use at 2% dilution
  • ┬áTry a spot test before using Peppermint essential oil, and if using topically, always dilute, as it may irritate sensitive skin
  • If used topically dilute with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil) to avoid skin irritation. These carrier oils are necessary to prevent the essential oil from evaporating into the air and losing potency. As an added bonus, Carrier oils are extremely beneficial for the skin as well.

Cautions

  • Essential oils are NEVER to be ingested
  • Do not use on babies under three months
  • Use with caution (consult with doctor) on children under 12
  • Always store essential oils and products that contain essential oils in an airtight closed container, otherwise they will loose its potency

*Essential oils are very concentrated and should be used with care. Talk to your doctor before using if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep away from children and pets. When using essential oils we recommend talking to your doctor and researching about the the benefits and cautions to insure it is the right fit for you.


Curtis, S. (2016). Essential oils: All-natural remedies and recipes for your mind, body, and home. NY, NY: DK Publishing.

 

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