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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint

Peppermint Essential Oil

Most people are familiar with the aroma of Peppermint Essential Oil and generally it is considered an agreeable and pleasant fragrance. It is a highly concentrated oil so should be well diluted before use, where it can then be used to treat a variety of conditions. Peppermint oil can be used in Aromatherapy to help alleviate respiratory problems such as Bronchitis and Asthma, it is also useful as a decongestant so can help Sinusitis and the symptoms of colds and flu.

Peppermint essential oil contains Menthol which has a cooling effect on the skin. When used as part of a cream, lotion or body mist it makes a refreshing tonic for the skin, helping to make it feel cooler.

Due to it's strong and fresh aroma coupled with its cooling properties, Peppermint essential oil is commonly found as an ingredient in foot care products. The cooling effect can help ease hot and tired feet as well as act as a deodorizer.

Peppermint

Botanical Name
Mentha piperita

Extraction Method
Steam distillation

Part of the Plant Used
Leaves and buds

Description of Aroma
Minty, fresh

Color
Clear with a slight pale yellow tinge

Properties and Uses
- Used to treat headaches and migraine
- Cooling effect on skin
- Alleviates respiratory problems like colds
- Insect repellant
- Invigorating and uplifting

Blends Well With
- Bergamot
- Eucalyptus
- Lavender
- Marjoram
- Rosemary

 

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