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Peppermint oil comes from the leaves of Mentha x piperita, an aromatic herb in the mint family. It is a hybrid mint – found naturally in North America and Europe. Records of the use of mint plants for medicinal purposes go all the way back to the times of Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Peppermint oil has a sharp odour that’s cool and refreshing as is its taste besides giving a cooling sensation. The main chemical components of peppermint oil are menthol and menthone.
The cooling, tingling sensation and characteristic minty aroma of Peppermint Essential Oil helps relieve cold, headache, sinus congestion; soothes fatigued muscles after hectic physical activity. Traditionally, has been used for relieving GI discomfort, easing nausea, and alleviating pain. Research suggests peppermint oil may be beneficial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It has been used as a flavouring agent in foods and in products such as mouthwashes; due to its fresh, pleasing scent it is added to soaps and cosmetic products. Peppermint oil also has mild antimicrobial properties.
How To use?
Bath: Enjoy a refreshing bath by adding a few drops to cold or lukewarm water for a gentle, natural body cleansing
Massage: Add a few drops to suitable carrier oil like Olive, Almond or Coconut and massage gently to relieve headache and body pain. . It is a Natural muscle relaxer for tired legs, back and joints. Rubbing the oil slowly on your temples helps relieve tension, headache and gives a sense of alertness.
Air freshener: Diffuse a few drops of Essential oil to uplift your spirit and get a happiness boost.
Dilute with water and spray to freshen up a room.
Inhalation: During steam inhalation, add a few drops to get relief from cold, nasal congestion and bronchitis
Mouthwash: Gargle with water containing a few drops of Peppermint oil to help fight germs & bad breath
Hair care: Adding a few drops of Peppermint oil to your Shampoo or Hair Conditioner nourishes hair and stimulates a dull, oily scalp.
Skin care: Adding a few drops of Peppermint oil to Cream or Lotion will help to reduce redness and itchiness of inflamed skin, ease sunburn, and cool the skin.
Home care: Mopping floor with Peppermint Oil diluted with water repels bugs, flies, insects, ticks, mites, and gives a pleasant aroma.
For External use only
Never use Peppermint Essential Oil undiluted over skin. Discontinue use if you suffer an allergic reaction. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water. If you are pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your Physician.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. Close the bottle tightly after use. Keep away from children.