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Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint. It is indigenous to Europe and the middle east. Its’ leaves are commonly used worldwide as a culinary herb. Peppermint is well known for its versatile function from aiding pain to refreshing beverages and mouthwashes. It is an amazing oil to keep in your cupboards.
Plant Name: Menta piperita
Plant Family: Mints
Native Region: Indigenous to Europe and the Middle East
Essential Oil Extraction: Steam Distillation
Properties: Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Stomachic and Tonic
Affirmation: I seek to understand, then to be understood
Blends well with: Eucalyptus, Oregano, Grapefruit, Geranium and Rosemary to name a few.
Safety: Possible skin sensitivity, dilute with carrier oil for sensitive prone skin.
In ancient Egypt times Peppermint was used to to ease stomach ailments and was also used during the Middle Ages by Holy Monks to clean their teeth and drive away rodents from cheese store rooms.
Not only is Peppermint known for the pleasant smell that encourages alertness, but also for its ability to fight a number of ailments but not limited to loss of sense of smell, typhoid, hot flashes and gastritis. Peppermint has a soothing and cooling effect on the skin.
Peppermint sweeps foggy clouds away and brings clarity. Peppermint has also been known to reduce sad and anxious feelings, calm emotions, soothe away tension, and relieve restlessness.
How Peppermint Can Support:
Inhaling the scent of Peppermint oil will awaken your senses encouraging you to become and remain alert of your surroundings.
Feel like you have not been happy in a long time? Diffuse a drop or two of Peppermint oil in your space to be reminded that life can be happy and worth celebrating.
Higher Mental Performance
Ingest 1-2 drops in water, or massage directly on the temples of your forehead.
Place a drop of Peppermint, Wild Orange and Frankincense oil in the palm of your hand, cup over your nose and inhale for a pick-me-up.
Get it Done
Tired of not knowing the next step to take? Feel like you can not motivate yourself to move forward? Then diffuse 1-2 drops of Peppermint in your environment with a pen and paper next to you and feel your mind open up and overflow with ideas. Don’t forget to journal your thoughts and be inspired to take action.
Fresh Mouth Rinse
For fresh breath and a confident smile. Add a drop of peppermint and lemon to your water and rinse your mouth with this refreshing mix or drink throughout the day. A great way to do so is with our Soe Water Bottles.
Headache and Migraine
Massage 1-2 drops into temples and base of skull, avoiding the eyes. You can add a drop of Lavender for support as well.
Asthma and Cough
Apply 2 drops with carrier oil over chest and lung area, or diffuse. You can also inhale over a sink of warm water to assist clear breathing.
Muscle and Joint Pain
For overexertion or muscle strain, Rub a drop of Peppermint diluted with a carrier oil into sore muscles or affected areas to soothe and support recovery.
Apply 1-2 drops to the back of neck. Repeat as needed.
Cleansing and purifying
If you feel stressed and exhausted frequently or feel like your mind is not in touch with your body then you need Spiritual Cleansing. Purify your aura and the energy fields around you by inhaling Peppermint oil. You can alternatively diffuse into the air during the day.
Inhale your peppermint oil whenever you feel that you are moving out of track with your thoughts and goals. Peppermint will help you to align your thoughts according to your set goal and never lose sight of it.
Blend Peppermint with Tea Tree, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Basil, Cypress and Spearmint align with a carrier oil and apply to the throat Chakra to open lines of communication and promote free speech. This promotes sound vibration, self-expression and enhances your ability to think, write, listen and speak clearly. (Chakra Wellness Made Simple)
Diffuse Peppermint, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon Myrtle, and Yarrow to soothe tensions amongst people or groups. Diffuse during any meeting where there is animosity or where hot-headedness needs to cool down. This blend promotes clear speech, promotes understanding to achieve a fair compromise. (Extracted from Gifts of the Essential Oils)
Create a new way forward
When you are at a crossroads in life, embrace Peppermint, Frankincense and Wild Orange. Allow this trio to guide you. Inhale Peppermint to gain clarity, followed by Frankincense and Wild Orange for the big picture vision and legacy you wish to live by. (Gifts of the Essential Oils)