Peppermint Pure Essential Oil
The medicinal properties of Peppermint have been documented for many years, with emphasis as a reliever for the symptoms of coughs and colds and as a natural decongestant. It also has benefits when treating IBS and digestive complaints and can be massaged in to the stomach to sooth indigestion and bloating. Peppermint’s unique fragrance is also very clearing to the mind. Including a few drops in a vaporisation blend will help to sharpen concentration and focus a busy brain.
Peppermint essential oil has a soothing, cooling effect on the skin. It can help to reduce redness and inflammation and calm irritation and itchiness. It is good to use in a facial steam to deeply cleanse and decongest the skin, particularly where acne is present. The cooling property is also very pleasant as a treatment for sunburn.
Peppermint helps to stimulate the mind and improve concentration, mental agility and focus. It is also beneficial for treating mental fatigue, depression, shock and feelings of negativity and insecurity.
Peppermint is mostly used as a digestive aid, to ally nausea and travel sickness, and to relieve cramps and colics. It aids PMT related symptoms, such as bloating or abdominal pains. It is also used to decongest the upper respiratory tract and to clear stuffiness, catarrh and sinus headaches, sinusitis and bronchitis. It can also be used as a cooling oil for sore muscles, rheumatism, arthritis or painful joints.