Peppermint

Peppermint - AroMed's Mentha x piperita is organically grown and the leaves are steam distilled in India. It is the labiatea or lamiaceae botanical family, and it's a top note with a familiar minty, fresh and spicy aroma.

Uses-

  • Ahhh peppermint! An emotionally stimulating, uplifting and energizing oil. It can "clear out the cobwebs" and improve cognitive function when tired or unfocused.
  •  An effective analgesic, it can be used with other oils, or on its own, to treat headaches, muscle aches and pains, joint pain, bug bites and neurologic pain.  
  • Peppermint is very effective when addressing many digestive issues like, motion sickness, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea and intestinal gas.
  • Widely used for respiratory complaints as it can be opening and cooling to nasal passages and decrease inflammation.
  • Menopausal women find it helpful when diluted in water, along with clary sage, and sprayed on face/neck to cool hot flashes.

Emotional Support -  Peppermint encourages regeneration, self- acceptance, concentration, confidence, vitality and vibrancy.

Blends well with-Basil, bergamot mint, black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, niaouli, marjoram, niaouli, pine, ravensara, ravintsara, rosemary, spearmint, tea tree

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation

Safety data- Avoid peppermint during first three months of pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Do not use, or store, alongside homeopathic remedies. Do not apply on or near the faces of infants or young children. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.

Resources-

Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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