July 2, 2020 Peppermint Essential Oil and plant leaves

Peppermint Essential Oil

Learn about Essential Oils, discover their properties and benefits while creating a strong foundation and knowledge base. So whether you are looking for natural remedies or wish to incorporate plant based products into your life, understanding the basics is a great place to start. Find what works for you! neōb Lavender is here to help!

Peppermint Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita

There are many different species and varieties of plants, which can affect the properties or quality of an essential oil. Check the Botanical name or INCI name, this will help clearly distinguish an essential oil derived from one plant from other plants that share the same common name. 

Plant Part: Leaves

Distillation method: Steam distillation

Properties

  • Reduces headaches, migraines and nausea 
  • Cooling 
  • Energizing and refreshing 
  • Increases concentration and focus 
  • Relieves sore muscles and pain from strains or sprains 
  • Soothes abdominal pain
  • Bug repellent 
  • Antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal

Uses & Benefits

Headaches, Migraine & Nausea Relief 

Blend peppermint essential oil with carrier oil and apply to the temples, back of neck, wrists or other desired pressure points to reduce headaches, migraines, nausea, stress and anxiety. Roll-On Tension Relief

Oral Care

Peppermint essential oil is a common ingredient found in oral care products and helps reduce bad breath due to its antiseptic properties. 

Hair

Adding peppermint essential oil into shampoos and conditioners helps to stimulate hair growth and treat dandruff or lice. 

Bug Repellent 

Peppermint essential oil is a natural bug repellent. Diffuse a few drops in diffuser or add a few drops to tissue and place around home. 

Muscle & Joint Pain

Blend peppermint essential oil with carrie oil or add to gels or lotions and apply to desired areas for pain relief of muscles, joints, sprains and strains. 

Soaps

Peppermint essential oils has natural antiseptic properties making it a great addition to soaps and body wash.

Where can I find Peppermint Essential Oil?

Visit our Peppermint Essential Oil page to add this fantastic oil to your collection! neōb Lavender is committed to the quality and purity of each bottle of oil. 

Cautions

  • Peppermint essential oil is non-toxic
  • Moderate skin sensitizer, avoid use on sensitive skin
  • Recommended to consult healthcare professional prior to use 
  • Avoid using high doses of peppermint essential oil, possible adverse effects such as heartburn, headaches or allergic reactions may occur.
  • Consult a healthcare professional if pregnant 

Further Information

Looking to build your knowledge of Essential Oils, check out our article on Essential Oil Foundations. Learn and grow with neōb Lavender. 

Essential oils are highly concentrated and potent. Prior to use consult a Healthcare Professional especially if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Keep away from sensitive skin areas such as eyes, ears and mucus membranes. 

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