Minty, fresh, herbaceous
Antiseptic, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, analgesic, carminative, cooling, deodorant, expectorant, energizing, stimulating
This is a morning oil. It is a very useful natural remedy for headaches and in particular migraines. Peppermint addresses the nervous issues, clears foggy thinking and resolves the problem of nausea. It is excellent for stress, mental fatigue and depression, refreshing the spirit, stimulating the mind and improving concentration.
Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum, peppermint naturally freshens your breath. Peppermint Essential Oil contains menthol, which provides a wonderful cooling sensation. Try it as a cooling spray (simply mix peppermint oil with water)! Peppermint oil is a very effective natural painkiller and helps to ease muscular aches and pains, excellent in reducing acute, hot pain.
Peppermint oil provides effective relief from many respiratory problems including congestion, colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.
Peppermint is one of the most highly regarded herbs to aid digestion. It is also a great digestive tonic and may help to ease abdominal discomforts. Massage 2-3 drops along with a carrier oil onto abdomen.