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Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

What is Peppermint Oil?

Peppermint Essential Oil is a highly concentrated extract derived from the peppermint plant, scientifically known as Mentha × piperita. It is renowned for its invigorating and refreshing aroma, as well as its numerous therapeutic benefits. This oil possesses a remarkable array of properties. It's antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, making it a valuable natural remedy for a wide range of skin-related concerns. Its astringent qualities help tighten and tone the skin closing open pores, while its antispasmodic and carminative properties make it effective in relieving muscle tension and digestive discomfort. Additionally, its antioxidant and radioprotective properties make it an excellent choice for promoting skin and hair health in general.

What are the Benefits of Peppermint Oil?

Peppermint Essential Oil is a versatile and cherished ingredient in aromatherapy and natural medicine. It's invigorating aroma not only promotes mental clarity but also offers a multifaceted range of further benefits. Whether you're seeking relief from headaches, muscle aches or tension through topical application, or combating nausea, managing pain or addressing various skin and hair conditions, peppermint oil can be a soothing and effective remedy. Furthermore, its delightful scent has a marked feel good effect when added to diffusers and massage oils, fostering an environment of relaxation and well-being. On top of all this it can even aid in treating cold symptoms!

5 uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

1. For nausea

Inhaling the strong, refreshing scent of Organic Peppermint Oil has a calming effect on the stomach and can help alleviate feelings of nausea and an upset stomach. The compound 'menthol' present in peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe the digestive system and reduce muscle contractions in the gastrointestinal tract. Whether through direct inhalation or by adding a few drops to a diffuser, breathing in peppermint oil can provide a quick and soothing solution for easing nausea.

2. For pain

Adding a few drops of peppermint oil to a carrier oil like olive oil and gently massaging it onto your temples is a quick and effective method for relieving headaches. Peppermint Essential Oil, known for its refreshing and invigorating scent, contains 'menthol' which can soothe tension and ease headache discomfort. Inhaling peppermint oil vapor not only provides a pleasant sensory experience but also has the potential to reduce the intensity and duration of headaches, thanks to its analgesic properties. Peppermint Oil is also effective for relieving muscle pain, period pain and stomach cramps. Our Peppermint Light Moisturiser is a good chose, simply massage or into the area. The combination of the soothing aroma, cooling sensation, and massage creates a holistic approach to managing pain, offering a drug-free solution to this common discomfort. This natural and aromatic remedy is a popular choice for those seeking relief from head pain.

3. For treating symptoms of colds

Using Peppermint Oil as an inhaler is a common remedy for colds and coughs. Peppermint oil has a soothing and cooling effect on the respiratory tract due to the methanol, which can help relieve congestion and ease breathing difficulties. Inhaling the refreshing aroma of peppermint oil can also provide relief from a scratchy or irritated throat, making it a great choice for dealing with cold or cough symptoms. Alternatively add a few drops to a carrier oil and massage into your chest. This aromatic remedy not only helps clear nasal passages but also provides a sense of relief and comfort during times of respiratory distress.

Peppermint Essential Oil

4. Peppermint Oil for skin

Peppermint Essential Oil is truly a powerhouse for skin health. It offers a wide range of benefits that can enhance any skin care routine. If you have oily or combination skin, it can balance sebum levels helping to control excess oil production and reduce shine. Furthermore, it has the remarkable ability to minimise and close pores, giving your skin a smoother and more refined appearance. Not only that, but Peppermint oil's invigorating properties can also brighten dull skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion. Beyond its skin care benefits, Peppermint oil's versatility extends to soothing discomfort from conditions like shingles, refreshing tired feet and even combating nail fungal infections for healthier, fungus-free nails, thanks to its antimicrobial properties. As well as Organic Peppermint Essential Oil itself our Peppermint Range of skin products include Soap, Wash, Shampoo & Gel Wash, Rich Cream and Light Cream. These all contain organic ingredients that have been specially selected to relieve the above skin conditions in the gentlest, most effective way as nature intended. Wonderful organic ingredients such as Essential Oils, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Shea butter, Cocoa butter and Rosehip Oil are used not only for their extraordinary healing and rejuvenating qualities but because they can maintain happy, healthy, vibrant skin.


Peppermint Light Cream


5. Peppermint Oil for hair

Peppermint oil is a fantastic natural solution to promote hair growth and address hair loss concerns. Its invigorating properties stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, which can encourage hair follicles to become more active and promote hair growth. Additionally, peppermint oil has a cooling effect that can help soothe an irritated scalp and reduce dandruff, creating a healthier environment for hair to thrive. For those with fine or thin hair, incorporating peppermint oil into your hair care routine can add volume and thickness. Massaging Organic Peppermint products into the scalp can revitalize hair follicles, leaving you with fuller and more luscious locks. Our Peppermint Shampoo & Gel Wash contains organic Peppermint Essential Oil and 70% Certified Organic Aloe Vera which makes it pH balanced with healthy skin & hair. When it comes to your scalp it can improve the circulation which often results in improved hair growth and strength. There is a matching organic Peppermint Hair Conditioner too.


Peppermint Oil Shampoo


It's important to remember that Peppermint Essential Oil is very concentrated and should always be diluted properly before topical use. You only need to add 2 drops of organic essential oil to one teaspoon of a carrier oil. I like to use Olive Oil.


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