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Peppermint Essential Oil - 1 fl oz.
Perk Up Your Mind
Cool and invigorating health for your mind, skin, tummy, and lungs. A plant once native only to the Mediterranean, peppermint is now cultivated all over the world. The oil -- distilled from the whole peppermint plant just before flowering -- contains many therapeutic chemical components, most notably menthol which contributes its tingling fragrance and distinctive taste.
The restorative powers of peppermint oil have been appreciated for centuries. It has even been discovered in an Egyptian tomb dating from 1000 BC. This minty marvel contributes to complete health in a remarkable variety of ways.
Certain components of peppermint oil, when introduced to your body through scent, trigger your brain's limbic function to "wake up" your mind. The limbic system -- often called the "emotional brain" -- regulates emotion, behavior, and long-term memory and is closely connected with the olfactory structures in your nose.
If you are working on a demanding project, a drop of peppermint oil on a tissue or dispersed in a diffuser or vaporizer where you're working will stimulate mental agility and improve your focus.
Cool Down Irritated, Itchy Skin
Dilute a drop of peppermint oil with a carrier such as olive or coconut oil and rub it onto irritated, itchy, or inflamed skin for relief.
Cool your sunburn and relieve subsequent itchiness with peppermint oil. You can mix a drop in a carrier oil and apply it directly to the skin. Or you can add the mixture to a spray bottle of water to spritz painful, itchy skin (but avoid spraying it in your eyes!).
Another comforting way to use peppermint for skin irritations is to add several drops to your bath. A peppermint oil bath is a good reliever of mental distress, too. And to supercharge your soothing soak, add few drops of Beeyoutiful Lavender Oil.
Ease Digestive Upset
There's a reason many fill-your-plate restaurants bring a peppermint candy with your dinner check. Peppermint stimulates the gall bladder and bile secretion, helping your digestive system work smoothly.
Don’t pop an antacid when your tummy feels off! Instead, drink a drop of peppermint oil in water. It won't hurt to repeat this process once every hour or two several times if necessary.
The high menthol content of pure peppermint oil makes it helpful with respiratory disorders.
The very best way to get peppermint into your respiratory system quickly is through steam inhalation. Add two drops of oil to 6 to 8 cups of boiling water in a bowl placed on a stable surface. Keeping your eyes closed, cover your head and the bowl with a terry towel as you lean over and inhale the fresh vapors. If you get too hot or start feeling like you need some air, take a break.
Keep up the aromatherapy by running your peppermint through an essential oil diffuser, or put a few drops in a vaporizer. In addition, dilute a drop of PO with carrier oil and rub it into your chest, neck (especially the lymph gland area), back, and even the bottoms of your feet.
Your friends and family will breathe easier, too, if you use Beeyoutiful Peppermint Oil as a mouthwash. Gargle and swish with one drop in a cup of water and swallow.
- Peppermint Oil is an emmenagogue, which means it stimulates menstruation. This means pregnant women should not use Peppermint Oil.
- Persons with heart conditions also should not use peppermint before checking with their physician.
- Young children have sensitive skin, so Peppermint Oil should be used on them sparingly and with caution, if at all. Never use Peppermint Oil on infants!
- Some people may have a reaction to peppermint. Before using it, you should do a skin sensitivity test. Apply to the inside of the elbow a drop of Peppermint Oil diluted 1:4 in a carrier such as olive, coconut, almond, or grape seed oil. If redness or other skin irritation appears after 10 or more minutes, use the oil with caution if at all.
|Nutrition Facts||Steam distilled flowering heads of mentha piperita.|
|Suggested Use||Used extensively in both Eastern and Western medicine for everything from indigestion to diarrhea, headaches to tired feet, and toothaches to cramps. Peppermint is also a big favorite among the food industry, and can be found as a flavoring agent in gums, candy, ice cream, and pastries. However, peppermint really shines in aromatherapy, as its fresh, comforting scent soothes and relieves all sorts of ailments, both mental and physical.|
|Contains NO||Chemical solvents, diluting oils, additives.|
Natural essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
ALWAYS DILUTE BEFORE ANY USE OTHER THAN AROMATHERAPY. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES. IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING, CONSULT A PRACTITIONER BEFORE USE. NOT INTENDED FOR UNDILUTED INTERNAL USE. MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SENSITIVE SKIN, HOWEVER IT IS RARE. DILUTE, THEN DO A TEST PATCH FIRST, BEFORE APPLYING IN LARGE AMOUNTS. DO NOT USE IN BATHS. SHOULD NOT BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES, AS IT WILL ACT AS AN ANTIDOTE. REACTS STRONGLY TO SUNLIGHT AND OTHER SOURCES OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.