Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant, which is a beautifully fresh member of the mint family. It’s a natural cross between the spearmint and watermint and has been used to treat digestive problems for thousands of years.
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The invigorating aroma of peppermint essential oils is uplifting and therapeutic for the body and mind. With its distinctive taste and smell, it makes it a popular ingredient in many foods, but its benefits don’t stop in the kitchen.
Peppermint has the ability to relax the muscles and regulate the temperature of the body. It is both cooling and warming, making it an amazing analgesic for aching muscles. It also makes it great for treating headaches and helping with mental clarity.
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It opens up the airways, assisting in the relief of blocked sinuses, and leads the way for anxiety and susceptibility to leave your body through a breath.
With its anti-inflammatory properties, peppermint essential oil is also helpful in relaxing the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract and relieving pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues.
Peppermint essential oil can be ingested, used topically or diffused into the air.
To ease a headache, apply peppermint essential oil directly to the forehead and temple area, over the areas of tension.
For coughs, colds, and sinus issues, rub directly onto the chest and diffuse into the air.
Use peppermint essential oil in the kitchen. Place a drop in a glass of water for a refreshing pick-me-up. Add it to your sweet treats, hot chocolates and anything else that inspires you.
Invigorate the senses by diffusing it into the air and creating a cheerful, uplifting mood in the home.
It blends well with lemon, spearmint, wild orange, basil, and frankincense essential oils.