Peppermint Essential Oil

$23.00

Peppermint

Botanical Name: Menthax piperita Family Labiate or Lamiaceae

Energising

  • Headaches and Pain
  • Digestion
  • Study
  • Lymph circulation

Historical and Traditional Uses

It has been shown in clinical studies that peppermint oil has a very strong positive effect on the liver and gall bladder, and has long been considered a good remedy for digestive problems. It has also been found that is has a strong effect on preventing spasms in the gut- such as colonic spasms.

In other clinical studies it has also been shown to have significant antibacterial and antifungal properties. Also included in treatments for sinus infection and congestion, coughs, colds and the flu, especially when there are headaches and fever present.

It was also confirmed that diluted peppermint oil significantly reduces the pain of headaches. Considered by Asian, Ayuvedic and European herbalists to be a superior oil to ‘liberate’ the lymphatic system and improve circulation.

Because of the menthol content in peppermint oil it was considered significantly similar to a mild anaesthetic for the skin and was used in muscle rubs and liniments for bruises, joint pain, contusions, arthritis, muscle pain and spasms, myalgia and neuralgia.

Peppermint was used on the skin to relive the symptoms of; burns, sunburn, insect bites, skin irritations and itching. Peppermint oil should only be used on the skin at a dilution rate of 1% or less.

Aromatherapy:

In aromatherapy it is used to promote alertness, clear the head and help you think, work or study by improving concentration and reducing mental fatigue. Calming the nerves assists stress release and eases headaches.

Peppermint assists us to be more receptive to new ideas, giving us insight and inspiration. It nourishes our spirit and mind and helps us overcome inferiority or too much pride. The aroma creates cleanliness and will help meditation and an ethical lifestyle.

Suggested Uses

  1. Inhalation: Aroma Diffuser, Bath
  2. Add at 1% to massage oil for pain and headaches
  3. Add to skin balms at 1% for skin irritations, insect bites

Aroma: A minty sweet refreshing and invigorating sweet, clean, crisp high note. with a deep balsamic undertone.

SKU: PEPP10 Category:

Description

Peppermint
Status: Organic, Pure, Steam Distilled

Aroma: Minty
With a deep balsamic undertone, it carries a sweet refreshing and invigorating sweet, clean, crisp high note.

Peppermint is native to Southern Europe and is now cultivated all over the world. All the mints have been used historically as medicine since Roman and Greek times. When steam distillation of oils reached England in the 16th century peppermint essential oil began use in traditional herbal practise. It is used widely today in toothpaste, chewing gum, mouthwash, perfumes and soaps.

Considered by Chinese, Ayuvedic and European herbalists to be a superior oil to ‘liberate’ the lymphatic system and improve circulation it has long been considered a good remedy for digestive problems. In other clinical studies it was found to have significant antibacterial and antifungal properties while diluted peppermint oil significantly reduced the pain of headaches.

Aromatherapy
In aromatherapy it is used to promote alertness, clear the head and help you think, work or study by improving concentration and reducing mental fatigue. Calming the nerves assists stress release and eases headaches.
Peppermint assists us to be more receptive to new ideas, giving us insight and inspiration. It nourishes our spirit and mind and helps us overcome inferiority or too much pride. The aroma creates cleanliness and will help meditation and an ethical lifestyle.
Aroma: Minty Note: Top Chakra: Solar Plexus

Historical and Traditional Uses
Because of the menthol content in peppermint oil it was considered significantly similar to a mild anaesthetic for the skin and was used in muscle rubs and liniments for bruises, joint pain, headaches, contusions, arthritis, muscle pain and spasms, myalgia and neuralgia.

Clinical studies indicated positive effects on the liver and gall bladder, supporting bile production and helping the prevention of spasms in the gut- such as colonic spasms. It was utilised to relieve the symptoms of; heartburn, nausea, flatulence, diarrhoea, stomach and intestine pain, nausea, griping, cramping, travel sickness and vomiting, gall bladder inflammation and liver function.

Traditional herbalists believe it is attuned to and stimulates the lymphatic system and supports the spleen, which in turn stimulates red blood cell production and regeneration. Also included in treatments for sinus infection and congestion, coughs, colds and the flu, especially when there are headaches and fever present.

Peppermint was used in skin complexes to relieve the symptoms of; mild burns, sunburn, insect bites, skin irritations and itching.

Harmonious Blends
Aroma: Minty
Citrus, woody, herbaceous
Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lemon-scented Eucalyptus
Fir Needle, Cedar Wood, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Rosemary
Basil, Thyme, Sage, Clary Sage

Mode of Administration
External Use Only

Skin Application:
Massage oil, liniments, ointments, baths, compresses and skin care.
Peppermint oil should only be used on the skin at a dilution rate of 1% or less.

Inhalation:
Steam inhalation, vaporisers, oil diffusers, direct.

Safety Data
Peppermint oil is non-toxic, non-irritating, but in some cases may be sensitising. There are some recommendations that it should not be used on the face, especially around the nose of young children. Caution is advised if you pick peppermint oil with a high percentage of menthone and pulegone.
It is recommended to never use peppermint oil undiluted on the skin. Peppermint oil should only be used on the skin at a dilution rate of 1% or less.