Peppermint Essential Oil uses are abundant with it being used as flavoring in foods and beverages and as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Derived from the peppermint plant, a cross between water mint and spearmint that thrives in Europe and North America. Peppermint oil also is used for a variety of health conditions and also improves concentration and study. The cooling chemicals in peppermint have a dramatic pain-killing effect with no side-effects. Little known to some is that the plant contains menthol, which is why you feel the coolness from the peppermint. Organic Peppermint Oil by Bella Reina is 100% Organic.
Peppermint oil has more intensity than other essential oils because it is more concentrated. Most of the time, it is a very safe oil to work with, but note that you will want to combine it with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or grapeseed oil. And of course, with pregnant women and children, essential oils should be used wisely.
Benefits and Uses of Peppermint Oil
Peppermint Oil uses include common problems and inflammations such as:
- Muscle pain.
- Nerve pain.
- Inflammation of the mouth.
- Joint conditions.
- Allergic rash
It may also be effective for:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Relaxing the colon during barium enemas or radiologic procedures
Peppermint Essential Oil Uses
The essential oil of Peppermint has many properties for usage including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-spasmodic. Here are a couple of suggestions on uses.
Headache: Mix a drop of Peppermint with jojoba oil and rub on your temples and on your neck (on the two sides of the back of the neck) leading to the top of your head. Rub on your temples and on your wrists. If you want a quick fix for headaches – try the Bella Reina Headache Roll-on.
Digestion and Nausea: For digestion, the Peppermint oil will help with bloating or gas. Rub a couple of drops on your tummy and rub in circles For nausea, a peppermint tea will help or rubbing the oil on your wrists will help the nausea.
Sinus and Congestion: Because of the menthol effect of the peppermint, it works wonders for relieving chest congestion and sinus problems. Put a couple of drops into a diffuser or humidifier for helping to clear congestion. Create a steam bath with hot water and put in a couple of drops of peppermint oil. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in.
Energy: When the afternoon drags on and you need a little pick up, peppermint essential oil uses become an “office hit”. Head for the peppermint oil instead of the coffee. You can use in a diffuser for the entire room or inhale will help your energy levels. If you want a pre-made room spray for energy, try the Energy Aromatherapy Body Spray for a quick pick me up.
Pain and Backaches: Because Peppermint Oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, it works well for sore muscles, leg cramps, backaches and general pain. At Bella Reina Spa, the Pain Relief Aromatherapy Body Oil is used for the Fibromyalgia Massage and for those clients that have acute pain.
Insect Repellent: Little known to most is that Peppermint Oil is a wonderful insect repellent. Articles at Wikipedia cite that it is good for flying insects, ants, and mice. (yes mice).
How to Use: For aromatherapy use like oil Burners, Quick inhalation, diffusers, Baths, Gargles, and Therapeutic Massage. For all other uses, carefully dilute with a carrier oil such as jojoba, grapeseed, olive or almond oil prior to use. Please consult an essential oil book or other professional reference source for suggested dilution ratios.
Ingredients: Certified Organic, Flower, Bulgaria
There is a difference in the quality of essential oils. Our peppermint oil is organic, therapeutic and pure. Peppermint essential oil uses are so numerous that it is one of the most popular essential oils.