Discover… Peppermint Mentha piperita Food Grade, Steam Distilled Invigorating, Refreshing, Rejuvenating Powerful, minty scent and flavor, that improves focus and concentration, adds great flavor to favorite recipes, and has many therapeutic benefits.
Peppermint oil’s high concentration of menthol creates a cooling sensation when applied topically, which has made it popular in many products designed to reduce pain and inflammation. Interestingly, peppermint is actually a hybrid of spearmint and watermint, but the species crossed naturally in the wild at some unknown point, and now peppermint has naturalized in many parts of the world, growing and spreading easily.
Aside from its widely appreciated flavor, it has added therapeutic benefits, such as easing nausea and stomach aches, stimulating the senses, alleviating headaches, relieving congestion, and even combating dandruff when added to shampoo. It has natural qualities that repel pests, spiders in particular, so can be a good addition to homemade bug repellants. The scent of peppermint can heighten energy, focus, and memory recall, as well as possibly improving overall cognitive ability.
Topically*: Add to foot creams, body butters, and soaks for a cooling sensation; dab on the temples to decrease sinus pressure and tension headaches Aromatically: Inhale peppermint to stimulate memory and focus; diffuse with your favorite citrus oil for a powerful punch of energy Blends well with… Lemon or Orange for a stimulating energy boost Lavender and Eucalyptus to relieve headaches, sinus pressure, and congestion Rosemary for a skin and hair rejuvenator
More Tips & Common Uses: Add a drop of peppermint to a glass of cold water to curb appetite, freshen breath, and boost energy; Make a peppermint foot scrub to cool achy feet.
Can also aid digestion when added to water, and is a quick way to help relieve bloating or other stomach upsets. * Pure essential oils are very potent. We strongly recommend diluting them when applying topically to avoid any potential skin sensitivities.
Disclaimer: The information provided here and throughout our website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your health care provider. It’s best to consult with a healthcare professional before using any essential oil during pregnancy or before using essential oils with children.