History: Peppermint oil is one of the world’s oldest medicinal herbs with documented use in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.
Common Uses: Peppermint Essential Oil is widely credited with being a digestive aid. Peppermint leaves contain menthol, which is a proven aid to digestion. The familiar aroma of Mentha piperita is known for both its warming and cooling properties. Friendly to the sinuses, peppermint is also useful to the muscular system, especially for women during monthly cycles of menopause. Peppermint includes refreshing and energizing properties, and is a mental stimulant. It relieves bad breath and is a good nerve tonic that helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress.
Cautions: Peppermint Essential Oil should be used well diluted since high concentration can cause a burning sensation and sensitization. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Phytochemicals: Phenolic alcohols and menthol are typical phytochemicals in Peppermint.
Usage: Topical: Apply 1-2 drops to concerned area with carrier oil. Oral: Dilute 1 drop into 2 oz water. Aromatic: Place 1-3 drops into diffuser.