The Health Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil
Inhaling the fresh, cooling aroma of peppermint essential oil invigorates and uplifts your mind and body. It eases fatigue and headaches to leave you feeling energised, alert and focused.
When diffused and applied topically, peppermint essential oil releases a powerful decongestant vapour. It naturally opens the airways and strengthens the respiratory system. Use it to ease congestion, sinusitis, coughs, allergies, bronchitis, asthma and colds.
The cooling, painkilling sensation generated by the application of peppermint essential oil to the skin makes it an effective after-sun remedy, naturally soothing painful sunburn.
Menthol gives peppermint essential oil natural anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. It boosts circulation and soothes muscle spasms, sprains and joint inflammation.
Peppermint essential oil has carminative properties to soothe the digestive system. It reduces bloating, expels gas and eases nausea and indigestion. It's one of the most valuable essential oils for irritable bowel syndrome sufferers.
Added to toothpaste and mouthwash, peppermint essential oil kills bacteria in the mouth, improving oral health. Plus, its refreshing aroma sweetens your breath.
Diffuse peppermint essential oil to reduce airborne germs, enhance immunity and freshen your home.
Peppermint essential oil is incredibly versatile. Use its refreshing properties to awaken your senses, relieve a stuffy nose, relax aching muscles and clear a headache.
Essential oils are very concentrated plant extracts and therefore always need to be diluted before use to apply safely to the skin.
When applying essential oils to the body use these calculations for a 2% or 3% dilution: For a 2% dilution add 40 drops of essential oil to 100ml of carrier oil. For a 3% dilution add 60 drops of essential oil to 100ml of carrier oil.
When applying essential oils to the face use a 0.5% dilution: 5 drops per 100ml of carrier oil. Avoid use near or directly in the eyes.
When adding to bath use the following instructions: For a 2% dilution add 6 drops of essential oil to 15ml (1 tablespoon) of carrier oil For a 3% dilution add 9 drops of essential oil to 15ml (1 tablespoon) of carrier oil
For use in an oil burner or diffuser add 2-3 drops in the water.
Always patch test diluted essential oils on skin for 24 hours if you have sensitive skin.