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. Peppermint is a popular favourite among doTERRA essential oils.
- Supports cognitive or mental function.
- Helps reduce and relieve symptoms of mild head tension or headache.
- Traditionally used in Aromatherapy to relieve cough.
- Reduces and relieves flatulence.
- Supports general health and wellbeing
How to use Peppermint Essential Oil for therapeutic benefits:
Add 3-4 drops in a vaporiser of hot water and inhale deeply.
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.
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” (https://drericz.com/peppermint-essential-oil/)
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 if symptoms persist, see your doctor / healthcare professional.
Plant part: leaf / branch
Extraction method: steam distillation
Aromatic description: minty, fresh, herbaceous
Main chemical components: menthol, menthone, eucalyptol
At only 14 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.