Peppermint Essential Oil
Name: Peppermint Essential Oil
Latin Name: Mentha x piperita
Country of Origin (or Countries): France, USA, Australia, India
Chemical Families: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Ketones, Esters, Oxides
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Part Used: Leaves
Note: Middle top
Therapeutic Properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antiemetic, Antifungal, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Antiviral, Astringent, Carminative, Circulatory Stimulant, CNS Stimulant, Cooling, Decongestant, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Inmmunostimulant, Liver Support/Protection. (See descriptions of these terms)
Safety Data or Cautions: May cause skin or mucous membrane irritation, max dermal use of 5%. Avoid using with children under 5 years old, can be neurotoxic when applied near their faces. Menthol rich oils should be avoided by people with clotting disorders and is contraindicated for folks with G6PD deficiency or cardiac fibrillation. It is a stimulating oil so I recommend caution for those with Epilepsy even though not a documented concern Neuro Stimulation can be a factor for that condition.
Blends well with: Basil, Coriander, Eucalyptus globulus and radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Palmarosa, Black Pepper, Rosemary, Spearmint, Lavender, Spruce, Wintergreen, Ylang Ylang and many others.
As you can see Peppermint is extremely versatile and has many therapeutic properties. It is a very versatile and helpful oil to keep on hand. Used in many pain and inflammation relieving blends and just as useful to reduce nausea or stomach upset or to help you focus and energized for the day. This is a wonderful oil to keep in your oil cabinet.
Stimulating Foot Scrub
3 drops Peppermint, 2 drops Lavender, 1 cup Organic Cane Sugar, 1/2 to 1/3 cup Jojoba mix ingredients in jar and scrub onto feet and legs to improve circulation and soothe sore tired legs.
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