Peppermint has a penetrating, grassy, mint odor that's mentally revitalizing. It helps increase focus, mental clarity, memory, alertness, and concentration while soothing nervous stress. One of the best essential oils for your first aid kit, Peppermint is believed to help relieve headache symptoms and provide relief from nasal and respiratory congestion caused by allergies or the common cold. Widely known as a digestive aid, Peppermint can be used to alleviate common digestive complaints like bloating, cramping, nausea, motion sickness, and upset stomach. It nourishes dry skin and be used in hair care to relieve scalp irritation and dryness, stimulate hair growth, and give hair a shiny, fresh look. It has traditionally been used to help relieve minor muscular aches and pains as well as headaches. It helps to support healthy immune and circulatory systems. Known to help deter mice, ants, and spiders in the home.
Try Peppermint in this bright Coconut Lime & Mint sugar scrub recipe or this Peppermint Vanilla Lip Scrub. Use Peppermint to keep your hair and scalp healthy in this overnight hair treatment recipe.
Peppermint's natural cooling properties make it a great sunburn soother and natural treatment for insect bites and stings.
Make your own Study Buddy diffuser blend to improve concentration, alertness, and memory retention with Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint, and Grapefruit essential oils.
Oil Name: Peppermint
Latin Name: Mentha piperita
Country of Origin: England
Plant Part: Flowering tops and leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Uses: Invigorating, Revitalizing, Aids Concentration
Blends With: Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary
Safety Precautions: FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Keep out of the reach of children and away from eyes. Highly concentrated. Always dilute before use. Avoid if pregnant. May irritate skin and mucous membranes.