Peppermint (Mentha piperit) Essential Oil
Peppermint is one of the oldest European Herbs used for therapeutic purposes. Its use dates to ancient times and it is referenced numerous times in the bible!
Peppermint is a strong intense oil that has anti-nausea benefits and soothes muscles, the colon, and the gastric lining. It relieves headaches and sore muscles when used topically, and has powerful antimicrobial properties.
Cooling and analgesic, peppermint soothes allergy symptoms and helps clear the sinuses and stuffy noses, and its cooling effect gives a nice feeling on sore and tired muscles - it can even numb the sore area for a short period of time to help relieve symptoms. When diffused, peppermint can help promote concentration and improve alertness, plus can also help clear the air with its antimicrobial properties.
USE: When applying on skin, you must dilute with a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation. Or, diffuse 5 - 8 drops in an ultrasonic oil diffuser.
If you are pregnant, nursing, or have a medical condition consult a physician prior to use. Do not use on small children without seeking the advice of a medical professional.