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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 to its tingling fragrance and distinctive taste.
The restorative powers of Peppermint Essential 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, 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.
Peppermint Essential Oil blends well with basil, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, pine, rosemary, and tea tree. To use topically, mix Peppermint Essential Oil with a carrier oil for a concentration of 5% (to achieve, mix 5 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil). Always test prior to use for sensitivity.
Topically: Add Peppermint to a carrier oil or your favorite lotion for a massage oil. This can be used to massage into tired muscles or cool down screaming skin. Rub on the neck and back to help enhance mental agility and improve focus.
Diffusing: Peppermint can be diffused either alone or in combination with other oils, and it's a great tool to help calm a stuffy and unhappy nose.
Notes: Persons with medical diagnosis or on medications should not use Pepermint Essential Oil without first checking with their healthcare practitioner. Peppermint should NEVER be used on or near a child under the age of 10. Check for skin sensitivity prior to use on any individual over the age of ten years old.
Pregnancy/Lactation: Peppermint Essential Oil should NOT be used while pregnant or nursing.
|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.