What is Peppermint Oil and How To Use it

What is Peppermint Oil and How To Use it

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What is peppermint oil and why our peppermint oil is different?

  • Peppermint oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant. It's an aromatic herb belonging to the mint family. 
  • Peppermint (Mentha × piperita) is a hybrid mint from the crossing of watermint and spearmint.
  • Discovered in 1753, it's one of the longest-used herbs in the world. It has great benefits too.
  • Our 100% Natural Peppermint Oil has the most-purest form of peppermint essential oil. Using advanced collection procedures, our Natural Peppermint Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural.
  • 100% pure peppermint oil is good for treating various conditions.
  • It can help ease Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, headaches, and stomach upsets.
  • Peppermint oil is great for oral hygiene as well and can be mixed with lemon extracts for fresh breath.

 

Benefits of peppermint oils

  • Peppermint can relieve digestive issues such as indigestion, bloating, and gas.
  • Peppermint has also been known to act as a pain reliever and muscle relaxant. It works on headaches and migraines.
  • The antibacterial properties of peppermint help kill germs in the mouth which improves breath. The nice aroma also gives pleasant fresh breath. That's why it's used in toothpaste, chewing gum, and many other oral hygiene applications.
  • Peppermint has anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that fight off clogged sinuses. The menthol in peppermint helps clear the nasal cavity.
  • It fights off fatigue and improves energy and concentration.
  • Peppermint can help you relax before bedtime. Its muscle relaxant properties help to calm the body down resulting in good sleep.
  • Peppermint has been linked to a reduction in appetite which can aid in weight loss.
  • Peppermint tea is calorie-free, caffeine-free, easy to make, and quite delicious. It relaxes, aids in digestion, and boosts energy.
  • Peppermint extract is used in cosmetic products such as soap, lotions, and hair oil. It can be used topically to relieve sunburn and mosquito bites. When used on the scalp, it relieves itchiness, dandruff, and also stimulates hair growth.
  • Peppermint can be used as a cleaning agent in the house. It freshens and kills bacteria. Its powerful aroma acts as a natural pesticide. Helping repel pests and rodents such as mice.
  • Peppermint extracts can be used in food, especially smoothies, baked goods, and desserts, to round off any sharp flavors and add that nice minty flavor.

 

How to use peppermint oils for your body, skin, and more.

  • Peppermint oil is highly concentrated. Dilute it for topical use. Add 3-5 drops for every ounce of carrier oil. Applying peppermint oil directly to your skin can cause irritation and a rash. Always do a small patch test first, to determine if you are allergic.
  • To help you relax, add a few drops to your bath.
  • To decongest sinuses or help with the cold, inhale peppermint steam. Add 3 to 7 drops of peppermint oil in hot water and breath in the steam. Or use a diffuser to spread peppermint vapor into your house. Inhaling this vapor can help clear up sore throats, colds, and headaches.
  • To ease tension headaches, rub a few drops of diluted peppermint oil to the back of your neck, temples, shoulders, and chest area.
  • To soothe the body internally, you can take peppermint tea to help you feel more alert and aid with digestion. Please note peppermint oil should only be ingested orally at the correct dosage.
  • Peppermint oil's antibacterial properties help kill household germs organically. You can make a DIY peppermint cleaner by adding 10-15 drops into a mixture of equal parts water, vinegar, and a drop of dish soap.
  • To get rid of spiders and mice, you can douse a cloth or cotton ball with peppermint oil and place it in the most affected areas, this will repel them.
  • To use it on your scalp, add a few drops of peppermint oil into your shampoo or hair oil.

 

Cautions and Safety - Possible skin sensitivity

  • With the correct dosage, peppermint is generally safe.
  • Orally taking large doses of peppermint oil is toxic and can cause nausea, heartburns, and vomiting.

Peppermint oil should never be used on:

  • Infants, especially children under the age of 6.
  • Sensitive skin or skin that is already damaged.
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Should seek your doctor's advice if you are under medication.
  • Pets-peppermint aromatherapy can be toxic to pets.

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