Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint's supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint's role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint's ability to directly affect the brain's satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application. Peppermint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water.
• Dietary: Add 1 drop to a glass of water, tea, or any other beverage to increase flavor or calm digestive upset.*
• Topical: Apply 1 drop oil to 2 drops V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and apply wherever desired. Do not apply peppermint essential oil to a fresh wound or burn.
• Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily or inhale
directly for aromatherapy.
• Keep out of reach of children.
• If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use.
• Possible skin sensitivity
.5 oz Essential Oil
Add 10 to 12 drops to 16 oz bottle of alcohol for lamp oil.
Uses: Rheumatism/Arthritis, Respiratory infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis, etc.), Obesity, Viral infections (Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster, Cold sores, Human papilloma virus, etc.), Fungal infections/Candida, Digestive problems, Headaches, Nausea, Skin conditions (Itchy skin, Varicose veins, Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis), Scoliosis/Lumbago/Back problems
Essential oils are natural products extracted in a number of ways from plants; however, all plants do not contain essential oils. Essential oils extracted from plants contain aromatic properties used as remedies for a number of problems. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy practice to help ease muscle pain, emotional problems, menstrual issues, skin problems, arthritis and more, Fragrance oils are synthetic products and therefore do not possess the natural healing properties of essential oils. Fragrance oils are essentially a "pleasant" aroma,
Essential Oils are useful in the practice of aromatherapy. Essential oil is not actually an "oil" in the traditional sense of the word. Essential Oils are all natural products derived from the plant (bark, flower, fruit, leaves, root). They can deliver positive benefits to the body. Benefits of essential oil include soothing, calming, stimulating, refreshing, centering, and warming to the system.
Many of the essential oils have multiple uses. For example, the essential oil of
lavender works successfully in relaxation- just by breathing it in, but also is
known for having excellent topical healing powers as well as scar reducing
Our sense of smell can be one of the most powerful senses we have. The
olfactory nerve located in the brain is vital to the sense of smell. Together smell
and olfactory work simultaneously to do amazing things for our bodies. Some
examples of this powerhouse combo are: heal our illnesses, set an
atmosphere or mood; and even bring back floods of memories that have been
buried for years.
So, it is safe to say that when it comes to essential oils, the more you
know, the more multiple uses you will have for your essential oil.