Peppermint essential oil is one of the most useful and beloved oils . In addition to its incredible cooling and uplifting properties, peppermint has a variety of therapeutic uses. It has been used extensively in Traditional western and eastern medicine to historically treat indigestion, diarrhea, headaches, tired feet, toothaches, cramps, and more.
Mint is also widely used in the food industry and can be found as a flavoring agent in gums, candies, ice cream and cakes. In addition, the essential oil of peppermint is very popular in aromatherapy, with its fresh and comforting aroma, it calms and supports all kinds of ailments, both mental and physical.
Essential oil applications
Some of its most frequent applications are:
- To support fatigue and mental exhaustion , use 2-3 drops in a diffuser to enjoy its benefits.
- For respiratory support , use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation. It can also be used in a diffuser.
- To support bad breath and mouth or gums, use as a rinse.
- To support the discomfort of colds and flu , use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
- To support cramps, tired feet, back pain, intestinal disorders (inflammation, constipation, flatulence), headaches, mental exhaustion, muscle pain, rheumatism and arthritis, use 3-4 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage into the body or affected areas.
- To support digestive problems and flatulence , mix 2-3 drops of peppermint oil in a carrier oil and massage your back. It can also be used in a compress
- To support fainting or dizziness use 2-3 drops on a tissue and inhale periodically. It can also be used in a diffuser.
- To support a fever , use 2-3 drops in a cold compress.
- To support headaches and migraines , use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
- To support nausea , use 2-3 drops in a diffuser. You can also place a couple of drops on a tissue and inhale periodically.
- To support a sunburn , add 2-3 drops in 2 tablespoons of lanolin. Apply to the affected area. You can also use a cold compress or in a carrier oil.
- To support dizziness , use 2-3 drops on a tissue and inhale periodically.
Peppermint essential oil blends well with basil, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, myrrh, pine, rosemary, tea tree, and wintergreen oils.
The essential oil extraction method is steam distillation. The parts used are the flowers of the plant.
Avoid essential oil if you are pregnant or feeding. Do not use the oil on babies or young children. Due to its properties, peppermint oil can cause irritation to sensitive skin, however, it is rare. Test a small amount before applying in large amounts. Do not use in bathrooms. It should not be used in combination with homeopathic remedies.
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