Another excellent oil especially during winter to clear nasal passages.
Scent description: Fresh, piercing but sweet - and yes, minty!
Extraction: Peppermint essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering herb. It produces a pale yellow or greenish oil.
Constituents/Active Ingredients: Menthol (29 .- 48%), menthone (20 - 31%), menthyle acetate, menthofuran, limonene, pulegone, cineol, amongst others.
General: Peppermint pure essential oil is a mental stimulant - good to use when studying (but not last thing at night). Good for itchy skin (just one drop in the bath). For upset tummy, massage area in a clockwise direction. Useful in foot bath (not more than three drops) to cool and deodorise feet. Cooling action. Helps clear nasal passages with steam inhalation. Good to use in conjunction with lavender and marjoram during winter as a chest rub (diluted with carrier oils) or to vaporise. A useful deterrent to vermin (mice, rats, ants, cockroaches, etc) especially when combined with eucalyptus. Good for bruises, strains, ringworm, neuralgia, halitosis, colic, nausea, colds and flu, headaches.
Historical: The plant is native to Europe and was used by the Romans and Egyptians for its digestive properties.
Properties: Reviving, cooling, clearing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, nervine, stimulant, emmenagogue, expectorant, antispasmodic, carminative, calmative.
Dilute to 4% or less in a carrier oil before applying to the skin. Keep out of eyes. Do not swallow. Avoid during pregnancy.
Pure Essential Oil of Peppermint - a purely natural product.