Peppermint Essential oil is energizing and stimulating oil with a penetrating minty aroma. Peppermint Essential Oil contains menthol which induces a cooling sensation. Menthol is also known to help ease tension headaches and muscular aches and pains, and is very popular with foot care. Peppermint Essential oil is useful in the daytime to enhance alertness. This oil should be avoided at bedtime.
Aroma: Very minty, fresh, slightly camphor scent
Strength of Aroma: Strong
Properties: Analgestic, anesthetic (topical only), antibacterial, anti-imflammatory, anti fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, insecticide, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vermifuge
Uses/Benefits: Acne, asthma, bronchitis, cholera, colds, cough, cramps, dermatitis, diarrhea, exhaustion, fever, fainting, flatulence, flu, gaseous, headache, head lice, hysteria, IBS, insect bites mental fatigue, menstrual cramps, migraine, motion sickness muscle pain nausea nerve pain, palpitations, poor circulation, respiratory disorders, ringworm, sinusitis, toothache, vertigo, bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.
Peppermint Essential Oil has been useful to deter mice, rats, ants, cockroaches and other vermin.
Peppermint Essential oil is also a favorite in soap, massage oils, cosmetics, perfumes, and candle making.
Blends well with: Eucalyptus, cedarwood, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, orange, pine, rosemary, and tea tree.
In a basin of warm water, add:
Epsom salt (2 to 3 tsp per gallon)
4 drops of peppermint, 5 drops tea tree and lavender
1 cup baking soda
3 drops lavender, 7 drops peppermint, 2 drops tea tree
- 1 part peppermint, tea tree, lavender, and cedarwood
- 2 parts peppermint and spearmint, 1 part cedarwood
- 5 parts citronella, 7 parts lavender, 4 parts peppermint (mosquito repelling)
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