Peppermint Organic essential oil is a very versatile oil.
It's good for calming itchy skin (you just need to add one drop to your bath). It may also calm upset tummys - try diluting it in a carrier oil and then massaging the affected area in a clockwise direction. Massage treatment may also help improve digestion and reduce flatulence.
You may also find it useful in a foot bath (not more than 3 drops) to cool and deodorise feet.
Good to use in conjunction with Lavender and Marjoram during winter, either as a chest rub (diluted with carrier oils) or to burn or vaporise when it will help to clear a blocked nose and congested sinuses. Peppermint has a lovely cooling action which can also help to clear nasal passages when used in a steam inhalation. When blended with a cream it can reduce the irritation caused by sunburn and ease the redness of inflamed skin as well as reducing itchiness.
When burned or vaporised it can also act as a mental stimulant, refreshing the mind and boosting concentration. It can ease headaches, cool and calm anger and hysteria.
It's also a useful deterrent for vermin - e.g. mice, rats, ants and cockroaches, especially when combined with Eucalyptus.
Peppermint oil should be avoided late at night and by insomniacs.
Obtained by steam distillation of the herbs.
Sweet & rich smell
Mental stimulant, stimulating, reviving, cooling and clearing.
Used by Romans and Egyptians for its digestive properties.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'Cold compresses of Peppermint, or Peppermint and Lavender, applied to the forehead and temples will relieve headache, and sometimes migraine, though not all migraine sufferers can tolerate the smell once an attack has begun.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.