The essential oil of peppermint has been used in aromatherapy for many years.
The plant itself is a powerful antispasmodic, meaning it increases blood flow and helps relieve tension, which is very helpful when dealing with irritable bowel syndrome and other conditions. As an added bonus, the oil also has a wonderful soothing effect on sinuses and sinus headaches, even though peppermint does not actually contain aspirin, the main ingredient in many over the counter remedies.
Peppermint oil is often mixed with lemon juice and then used to make mouthwashes and mouth washes. The most popular uses for peppermint essential oil are for general digestive relief and for the relief of hernia and stomach cramps, and even as a mild antiseptic (a water pill).
Peppermint essential oil has been used to alleviate pain, especially back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, and other conditions related to stress. It can be used internally or externally. Peppermint essential oil can be inhaled like you would inhale eucalyptus oil. A diffuser can be used to diffuse the oil, which is good because the peppermint can be volatile and cause a bad headache if the concentration is too high.
Peppermint essential oil is also used in a variety of skin products and dietary supplements. It is most commonly found in skin moisturizers and bathing gels, but can also be found in toothpaste, shampoos, hair care products, lotions, shampoos, and bath salts.
Peppermint oil can be combined with other natural ingredients to create many different types of aromatherapy products, including soap, candles, bath gels, bath salts, shower gels, bath salts, body lotions, and spa salts. Because the oil has a sweet and floral scent, many people use it to scent bath and body products, such as bath oils and perfumes, so they can smell nice while still enjoying a relaxing soak. Peppermint essential oil can also be added to a shampoo or conditioner to add an aroma that smells nice and is relaxing to many people.
Peppermint essential oil can be diluted into a variety of natural products and used to create many different kinds of bath and body products.
There are soaps made from peppermint, which are great for relaxing after a stressful day, a bath and body mask which include peppermint essential oil as well as essential oil, which are great for relieving dry and flaky skin and soothing irritated eyes, and throat, a body scrub with peppermint and lavender oil to soothe and refresh tired muscles, a night cream with peppermint oil, a foot scrub with peppermint essential oil to soothe dry feet, and cracked heels, a face mask with peppermint and orange oil to sooth inflamed dry skin, a foot scrub with peppermint and lemon oil for dry feet and cracked heels, a skin care mask with peppermint and orange oil to soothe a skin that has become drier due to sweating, and a facial skin mask with peppermint essential oil and lemon oil to soothe dryness and redness.
Peppermint essential oil is also used to soothe irritation and inflammation of the respiratory tract, such as bronchial problems, and to alleviate coughs, sore throats, sinusitis, and asthma. It can be applied topically on the nasal cavity to relieve coughs and other symptoms of colds and other ailments and allergies.
Peppermint has been used to treat depression and anxiety since ancient times and has a reputation of treating depression and anxiety. Since it is an anti-anxiety drug, individuals taking peppermint should not take any medications for anxiety or depression unless prescribed by their health care provider.
Peppermint oil can also be added to bath products to soothe dry skin and alleviate discomfort from insect bites, like when you come home from a long day out in the yard, a headache, and upset stomachs. It is also beneficial to relieve stomach aches and gas. A great treatment is to combine a cup of peppermint tea with a glass of water to relieve stomach pain, and add one drop of tea tree oil to your bathwater to relieve headaches.
Peppermint essential oil is also excellent for hair and skin care and has been used for centuries for hair conditioning and hair styling, for many years. To relieve dry skin and irritation, apply a few drops of peppermint oil onto your hands after bathing and leave it on overnight. This helps to restore elasticity and makes them soft and smooth.
Peppermint oil has a pleasant smell and taste, making it a great ingredient in bath products like soaps and bath gels. When choosing a product, make sure it contains only pure essential oil, with no other chemicals or dyes, to avoid the harsh odor of parabens and other harmful ingredients. Because it is a strong scent, products made from peppermint must be stored in a cool, dry place when first purchased.