Peppermint—Mentha × piperita
- Peppermint essential oil is native to the Mediterranean and now cultivated in The United States, Japan, Great Britain and Italy.
- A herb that can grow up to three feet high. Having overly flow of runners causing it to spread out underground.
- It has an aroma of menthol, mints, fresh and sharp.
- Mixing lavender oil, lemon oil, and rosemary oil with peppermint oil would be a good mixture and great choice as they blend well.
BENEFITS OF PEPPERMINT OILS / USES OF PEPPERMINT OIL
- Peppermint oil has many benefits from head to toe. Including health benefits, skin benefits, etc.
- It is highly effective to cure migraines, headaches, or faintness. It’s excellent for mental fatigue and depression as well.
- Effective for boosting hair growth.
- If you have disturbed bowel movements, peppermint oil will help in boosting bowel movements and supporting your digestive system.
- Tired of having sunburns? Try mixing 2 drops of peppermint oil with aloe vera gel to reduce pain. It will soothe your skin and reduce itchiness.
- Having a facial steam with peppermint oil will also benefit you greatly. It will decongest your skin and kill bacteria.
- Peppermint oil also tends to boost your energy levels. You can apply some on your head or shoulders and regain your energy in no time.
- It’s good for sore muscles/muscle cramps.
- Helps in eliminating insects from your house, due to it’s strong scent.
- However, if you are pregnant, please consult your doctor before using. The oil is not advised to be used on young children. Also make sure to use some other carrier oil before each use.
- Store in a dark glass bottle, tightly capped and in a cool place. Preferably at room temperature.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Peppermint oil has a shelf life of about 5 years.
Source: Essential Oils 101: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Essential Oils – Book by Kymberly Keniston-Pond