Peppermint essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)
Peppermint oil is by far, the most pungent mint. one of the best essential oils for digestive disorders, great also for the respiratory system and circulation. Was used in ancient Egypt, China and by American Indians. In ancient Greece, the plant was used in funerals together with rosemary and myrtle. Most of the peppermint oil produced nowadays is used by the food industry.
In the greek mythology minthe was a nymph who was seduced by the greek god Hades and was turned to a plant by his jealous wife Persephone.
Common uses of peppermint oil:
Nausea and vomiting – Just smell the oil straight from the bottle or tissue, This alone can bring you a great relief.-used in household cleaning when washing floors and disinfecting surfaces with vinegar and baking soda.
-can help with warts, corns and verrucas
-reduce excess sebum in oily skin, greasy hair
-good as a toner or rinse
-particularly good for acne prone skin
-slight bleaching effect which can be used on skin with freckles or to bring out the highlights in blond hair.
Scent: Strong fresh, bright minty herbaceous bitter-sweet odour.
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the leaves.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow.
Properties: refreshing, stimulating and restorative, antibacterial and antiseptic.
Caution: Do not use in baths or on skin and massage if your skin is sensitive. Do not use together with homeopathic remedies.
Easy use of peppermint essential oil
Digestive upsets – gently massage 2 drops of peppermint and 13 drop ginger and nutmeg in a tablespoon of apricot oil or any other base oil clockwise over your stomach, if possible, drink peppermint tea at the same time.
Preventing winter ailments – 3 drops of peppermint and 6 drops of lavender in bath, massage oil, chest rub or inhalation.
Acne and oily skin – Add to facial steam to deep clean the skin.
Energy – Combine with myrtle to ease fatigue.
Can deepen intuitive insight and promote security. positivity and self-esteem. Energizing and raises the spirit to understand and appreciate its path in the world. Also very useful before bed time to stimulate the dream time and through dream bring information from higher knowledge. It also helps to remember those dreams so we can use this knowledge.
Homemade Peppermint muscle rub:
100 gr coconut oil
50 gr almond oil (In case of emergency any other oil can be good too)
1 tsp Cayenne powder
15 drops peppermint oil
15 drops camphor oil
15 drops French Lavender essential oil
Gently heat all ingredients (except essential oils) in a double boiler and mix well until melted. Let cool slightly and add the essential oils, mix well. Pour mixture into jar and let cool until solidifies.
Baths: add 5-8 drops to bath
Massages: add 2-3 drops of essential oils to 15 ml (1 tablespoonful) of carrier oil
Vaporisation: add 2-4 drops of essential oils to a burner.
100% pure, best value therapeutic grade essential oil suitable for use by therapists and in making cosmetics, candles and soaps as well as for use in the home e.g. in oils burners, diffusers, saunas, adding to the bath etc.
Bottle carries batch number and best before date.
External use only.
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