Peppermint (Menthe piperit) is one of the most versatile oils alongside Lavender. Peppermint has a cooling and calming effect on the body. It can also bring about alertness and lots more so keep reading…
Peppermint is one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes and historical accounts date its use to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. The health benefits of peppermint oil as well as peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.
Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica). The Essential Oil are gathered by steam distillation of the fresh aerial parts of the flowering plant. The most active ingredients include menthol (35–45%) and menthone (10–30%).
Here are some of the top Uses for Peppermint:
- To boost energy – Peppermint is invigorating and stimulating. It can be helpful when you feel fatique and need improvement in focus and concentration. A great oil do diffuse or apply it to your writs, temples or back of your neck.
- Headache and Digestion – This oil may help improve circulation, soothe the gut and relax tense muscles. It freshens the breathes and can help clear nasal passages. Feels great when you apply it to forehead and temples. It also feels great when rubbed on the stomach to soothe that “grumble”.
- Fresh Breath and Teeth and Gums – This oils definitely freshens the breath and helps support our gums and teeth. It’s easy to add a drop to your natural toothpaste or add a drop or 2 in water.
- Muscle soother – This oil is great for muscle support, to help relax those tight muscles, perhaps a aching lower back.
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