Essential Oil Profile
Botanical Name : Mentha Balsamea
Country of Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam distillation of leaves and stems
Scent Profile: Peppermint begins with sweet, green notes that give way to camphorous mint. Beyond the refreshing coolness lies hints of warm vanilla. This scent is considered a top note.
Therapeutic Properties / Health Benefits
Peppermint alleviates stomach discomfort by eliminating cramps and bloating, and improving overall digestion while preventing nausea resulting from pregnancy and motion sickness. It also reduces the discomfort of respiratory-related conditions such as cough and sore throat by decongesting and soothing respiratory passageways.
|Refreshes spirit||Alleviates symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)|
|Improves concentration||Alleviates discomfort from respiratory conditions|
|Stimulates mental agility||Relieves nausea and headaches|
PEPPERMINT IN SKIN CARE
Acne Control: Peppermint regulates the secretion of sebum to prevent excess oil from clogging pores and trapping dirt while eliminating skin bacteria.
How to use for face care
Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
How to use for body care
Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of carrier oil. Massage into affected area in gentle, even motions. If pain persists, consult a professional practitioner.
PEPPERMINT IN HAIR CARE
Oil Control: Peppermint can balance the oil production by moderating sebum secretion in the scalp glands, making it for use with dry or oily hair.
Promotes hair growth: Peppermint can balance the oil production by moderating sebum secretion in the scalp glands, making it for use with dry or oily hair.
How to use
Dilute peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and use in a scalp massage oil.
HOW TO USE PEPPERMINT
- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation
Blends well with
Peppermint oil blends well with ginger, eucalyptus, rosemary, lavender, marjoram, lemon and vanilla.
Store in dark, cool area to prevent oxidisation. Oxidised oil may cause allergic reaction.