Peppermint (Supreme) Essential Oil
PEPPERMINT (Supreme) Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita
L-Menthol: 28 - 40%
L-Menthone: 18 - 25%
Plant Part: Herb
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Peppermint oil is extracted from a peppermint plant which is well-known all over the world because of its variety of uses for medicinal uses down to its uses as an ingredient of different products. This oil is traditionally used as a dietary supplement and remedy for skin diseases. The oil is known for its digestive, antiseptic, anti-fugal, antispasmodic and antidepressant properties.
With its wonderful effects on the digestive system, respiratory system, and nervous system as well as its distinctive aroma, Peppermint oil is considered an indispensable part of the aromatherapist's toolkit.
The main constituent of peppermint is menthol, a potent compound which unto itself causes a quick physical response when inhaled or applied the the skin. It produces a sensation of coolness which the body counteracts by increasing blood flow to the area of application, producing a warming effect. Menthol is often found in sports creams, chest rubs, and cough drops for this reason.
- Peppermint oil seems to have contradicting cooling and warming effects.
- Peppermint acts on the ego, dispelling pride. It is recommended to help overcome feelings of inferiority. While peppermint enhances concentration, it works on another level to facilitate the digestion of new ideas. It enhances our receptive capacities on mental and spiritual levels and would be beneficial for those in need of inspiration and insight.
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer, steam inhalation
- The aroma of Peppermint essential oil is strengthening, soothing and stimulating (it is noted that use during the day is better than just before bedtime). It has been repeatedly studied for its effectiveness arousing concentration, focus and mental sharpness. Peppermint may also help relieve congestion when inhaled.
- massage, compress, bath, foot bath, ointment, skincare
- Refreshing for overworked body and feet.
- Relieves the itching and discomfort of bug bites.
- Great in a cool compress for nausea, headaches and travel sickness.
- Dilute in a carrier oil and massage into the abdomen (essential oils are absorbed though the skin, and can help t targeted digestive organs in this manner).
- May help relieve congestion and headaches (including migraines) by placing a drop on each temple. The skin is rather sensitive there, and the eyes are close by, therefore a 10% dilution of essential oil is safe and effective balance to use.
- For use at home, one can ingest 1 to 3 drops in a warm cup of water, or dilute in a carrier oil.
- Place a couple drops on the tongue to improve alertness.
- Our Indian Peppermint essential oil has a bright, green floral top note followed by a zesty, citrus middle note and undertones of sweet balsamic and a touch of menthol.
- The Bulgarian Peppermint oil is slightly more floral than the Indian.
- Peppermint essential oil blends well with: Rosemary, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram and Eucalyptus.
- Non-toxic, non-irritant but occasionally sensitizing. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction. Never apply undiluted to the skin. Direct and indirect contact with the eyes will cause irritation.
- If pregnant consult with a physician prior to use.
- Peppermint oil should not be used with children under two years of age; instead use Spearmint oil, peppermint's milder, sweeter cousin.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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