PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
SIZE: 5 ml.
Source: USA or South Africa
Distillation Method: Steam distilled from certified organic leaves and stems
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita
Internal--oral, inhalation, diffusion
External--topical application, massage, bath, spinal and local compress, energy centers and meridian points
• Analgesic • Anesthetic • Adaptogenic • Anti-allergenic • Anti-bacterial • Anti-cancer • Anti-convulsive • Anti-emetic • Anti-fungal • Anti-inflammatory • Anti-infectious • Anti-spasmodic • Anti-septic • Anti-viral • Cardio-tonic • Carminative • Cholegogue • Detoxifier • Digestive • Emmenagogue • Expectorant • Febrifuge • Hepatic • Insecticide: repels insects, spiders, mice • Nervine • Refrigerant • Sedative • Stimulant • Sudoriphic • Tonic: liver, digestive, endocrine, immune system, gall bladder • Vasoconstrictor • Vermifuge
Top Note: Intense, penetrating, fresh, green, minty notes
Heart Note: Creamy, sweet, balsamic undertone
Classification: Top note
In natural perfumery, peppermint essential oil is used in making colognes, fougeres, herbal perfumes, and green notes. Combines well with birch, sweet orange, lavender, or mandarin petitgrain.
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Peppermint is one of the great liver and gall bladder system regenerators. It aids hepatitis recovery, liver degeneration, and cirrhosis. It should be properly diluted and taken internally for these purposes.
It is such a great treatment for shock and trauma that you should keep some in the car and around the house for emergencies. If someone is injured and shows signs of going into shock, just a drop or two of diluted peppermint in water can bring them back and dispel symptoms almost instantly.
Peppermint is a good remedy for ringworm and other fungal infections, applied topically. It opens lymphatic circulation, and releases blockage in the lymph system. It will also increase the white blood cell count when it is low. Peppermint is universal, and has so many uses that it is one of my most important oils to keep on hand!
- Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
- Not recommended to use with infants or small children. It is very cooling and can be a shock to their undeveloped nervous systems.
- Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
- Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
- All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
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