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Keep your mind and body fresh with cooling Peppermint oil.
With its invigorating aroma, therapeutic Peppermint oil uplifts both body and mind. While the Ancient Greeks and Romans used peppermint to flavour their food and wines, it wasn’t until the mid-18th century that the herb was cultivated for its versatile therapeutic properties. Traditionally used in aromatherapy to relieve symptoms of mild tension headaches as well as to support mental function, we like to think of Peppermint oil as nature’s leveller – the perfect counterbalance to today’s busy world.
The peppermint plant is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. A high menthol content (like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil) – helps to discern Peppermint oil quality. Peppermint Oil has been traditionally used in aromatherapy to reduce cough, support mental function and help relieve the symptoms of mild tension or headache.
In traditional Western herbal medicine, Peppermint oil has been taken orally to relieve abdominal discomfort, relieve nausea, relieve vomiting, relieve symptoms of sore throat, relieve mild throat inflammation and applied orally (directly to the mouth cavity) to relieve toothache.
Peppermint is a popular favourite among doTERRA essential oils.
Traditionally used in aromatherapy to:
- Help reduce the symptoms of mild tension headaches.
- Support cognitive function
Traditionally used in western herbal medicine to:
- Relieve digestive spasms, colic and abdominal discomfort.
- Relieve nausea and reduce vomiting.
- Relieve the symptoms of a sore throat.
Some ways to use Peppermint Essential Oil :
Add 3-4 drops in a vaporiser or hot water and inhale deeply. Alternatively put 5 drops onto a tissue, hold near the nose and inhale.
Add 4-5 drops to a diffuser.
Inhale up to 3 times a day.
Oral:. Dilute 1 drop in a glass of water or tea and drink.
According to Dr Z: “Typically, Peppermint Essential Oil is used as an antiemetic (helps to prevent nausea) and antispasmodic (helps to prevent vomiting as well as any other harsh gastrointestinal contractions). It’s a soothing digestive aid and beneficial during times of illness”
Peppermint is known as the Oil of a Buoyant Heart: Peppermint brings joy and buoyancy to the heart and soul. It invigorates body, mind, and spirit, and reminds individuals that life can be happy, and they don’t have to be controlled by fear. It lifts an individual out of their emotional trials for a short reprieve. When individuals use Peppermint, they feel as though they’re gliding through life. It assists in staying on the surface of emotional issues like floating on top of water.
The power of Peppermint can be felt most in times of discouragement or despair. When individuals are disheartened, they may use Peppermint to rediscover the joy of being alive.
However, a person may also abuse the properties of Peppermint oil. If it is used as a permanent escape to avoid dealing with emotional pain, it can hinder growth and progress. Peppermint should not be used in this way. It aids individuals who need a short breather. At times, a reprieve is necessary before reentering emotional waters, but one is not meant to wade in the shallow end forever. When it is accepted and embraced, emotional pain serves as a teacher. Peppermint can assist individuals in regaining the strength needed to face their emotional reality.”#
Possible skin sensitivity.
Adults only – keep out of reach of children.
If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.
Always read the label and follow the directions for use.
Plant part: leaf / stem
Collection method: steam distillation
Aromatic description: minty, fresh, herbaceous
Main chemical components: menthol, menthone, eucalyptol
At only 15 cents a drop, it’s brilliant to support cognitive function and & relieve symptoms of head tension or headache.
#Emotions and Essential Oils, a Reference Guide for Emotional Healing, 7th Edition p. 65
We’re not doctors or health practitioners, merely people who love to live a natural lifestyle, so we’re not attempting in any way to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*All essential oils are not equal, the information and uses we provide are based on doTERRA’s Pure, Tested Essential Oils. Always read the bottle re directions for use and note cautions above.
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