Not only is peppermint one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, other historical accounts date its use to ancient Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. The health benefits of peppermint oil have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.
Unlike many other herbs and essential oils, numerous health benefits of peppermint and peppermint oil have been studied and proved by science. As a result, peppermint oil is also sold in the form of capsules and tablets and is even prescribed by doctors of alternative and modern medicine.
Peppermint oil, due to its antiseptic properties, is very useful in dental care. It helps eliminate bad breath and can help teeth and gums fight off hazardous germs. Its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties are part of the reason why it is so successful at relieving headache symptoms as well. Like many other essential oils, peppermint has been known to provide relief from stress, depression, and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It can also be effective against anxiety and restlessness.
Menthol, which is abundantly present in peppermint oil, helps to clear the respiratory tract. It is also an effective expectorant and therefore helps provide instantaneous, though temporary, relief for numerous respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, bronchitis, cold, and cough. As a result, it is used in numerous cold rubs and balms.
Topical: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to skin as needed.
Aromatic Use: Diffuse as desired daily.
Peppermint oil blends well with Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree, Marjoram and Spearmint.
- Aids in soothing back aches and sore muscles
- Can open sinuses and acts as an expectorant
- Known to reduce hunger pangs
- Can help improve circulation and relieve tense muscles
- Can have a calming effect on skin inflammation
- Can help stimulate mental activity and aid in alertness
Pure Peppermint oil
Size: 15 ML bottle
Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician before use.