Peppermint Essential Oil 15ml
Peppermint oil is one of the most versatile essential oils out there. It can be used aromatically, topically and internally to address a number of health concerns, from muscles aches and seasonal allergy symptoms, to low energy and digestive complaints. It’s also commonly used to boost energy levels and improve both skin and hair health. Peppermint has significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities. It also works as a strong antioxidant, displays anti-tumour actions in lab studies, shows anti-allergenic potential and pain-killing effects, helps to relax the gastrointestinal tract and may be chemo preventive.
Product benefits & How to use:
- Relieve Muscle and Joint Pain
If you are wondering if peppermint oil is good for pain, the answer is a resounding “yes!” Peppermint essential oil is a very effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It also has cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic properties. Peppermint oil is especially helpful in alleviating a tension headache. To use peppermint oil for pain relief, simply apply 2–3 drops topically to the area of concern three times daily (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.), add 5 drops to a warm water bath with Epsom salt. Combining peppermint with lavender oil is also a great way to help your body relax and reduce muscle pain.
- Sinus Care and Other Respiratory Benefits
Inhaling diffused peppermint oil can help to unclog your sinuses and offer relief from a scratchy throat. Peppermint acts as an expectorant, helping to open your airways, clear mucus and reduce congestion, and is one of the best essential oils for colds, the flu, cough, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. Mix peppermint oil it with coconut oil and eucalyptus oil. You can also diffuse 5 drops of peppermint or apply 2–3 drops topically to your temples, chest and back of neck. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Seasonal Allergy Relief
Peppermint oil is highly effective at relaxing muscles in your nasal passages and helping to clear out the muck and pollen from your respiratory tract during allergy season. It’s considered one of the best essential oils for allergies because of its expectorant, anti-inflammatory and invigorating properties. To help relieve seasonal allergy symptoms, diffuse peppermint and eucalyptus oil at home, or apply 2–3 drops of peppermint oil topically to your temples, chest and back of neck.
- Increase Energy and Improve Exercise Performance
To boost your energy levels and improve concentration with peppermint oil, take 1–2 drops internally with a glass of water, or apply 2–3 drops topically to your temples and back of neck. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Alleviate Headaches
Peppermint oil for headaches can improve circulation, soothe the gut and relax tense muscles.
To use peppermint oil as a natural headache remedy, simply apply 2–3 drops to your temples, forehead and back of neck. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Improve IBS Symptoms
Peppermint oil capsules have been shown to be effective at naturally treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Peppermint oil for IBS reduces spasms in the colon, relaxes the muscles of your intestines, and can help to reduce bloating and gassiness. To help relieve IBS symptoms, apply 2–3 drops topically to your abdomen. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Freshen Breath and Support Oral Health
Mint oil has been used for many years to naturally freshen breath. This is probably due to the way peppermint oil kills bacteria and fungus that can lead to cavities or infection. You can add a drop of peppermint oil to a glass of water, for rinsing - Do Not Ingest.
- Promote Hair Growth and Reduce Dandruff
Peppermint oil is used in many high-quality hair care products because it can naturally thicken and nourish damaged hair. It can be used as a natural treatment for thinning hair, and it helps to stimulate the scalp. Menthol is a powerful antiseptic agent, so it may help to remove germs that may build up in your hair. Menthol is even used in antidandruff shampoos. To use peppermint oil for hair to promote hair growth and nourishment, simply add 2–3 drops of peppermint to your shampoo and conditioner, make a peppermint oil spray by adding 5-10 drops of oil to a spray bottle filled with water, or simply massage 2–3 drops of peppermint oil into your scalp while showering. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Relieve Itchiness
Research shows that the menthol content found in peppermint oil inhibits itching. A triple-blind clinical trial involving 96 randomly selected pregnant women diagnosed with pruritus tested peppermint’s ability to improve symptoms. Pruritus is a common skin problem that’s associated with a frustrating, on-going itchiness that cannot be soothed. Living with itchiness can be a pain. To help relieve itching with peppermint, simply apply 2–3 drops topically to the area of concern or add 5–10 drops to a warm water bath. If you are using peppermint on sensitive skin, combine it with equal parts carrier oil before topical application. You can also mix peppermint oil into a lotion or cream in place of the carrier oil. You can also combine peppermint oil with lavender oil for itch relief, as lavender has soothing properties.
- Repel Bugs Naturally
Add 2 -3 drops in clean aqueous cream and apply to body.
- Reduce Nausea
To get rid of nausea, simply inhale peppermint oil directly from the bottle or rub 1–2 drops behind your ears. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Boost Skin Health
Peppermint oil has calming, softening, toning and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin when it’s used topically. Peppermint oil also has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. To improve the health of your skin and use peppermint oil as a home remedy for acne, mix 2–3 drops of peppermint with equal parts lavender essential oil and apply the combination topically to the area of concern. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
- Sunburn Protection and Relief
Peppermint oil can hydrate burnt skin and relieve the pain from sunburns. It can also be used to help prevent sunburn. An in-vitro study found that peppermint oil has an SPF (sun protection factor) value that’s higher than most other essential oils, including lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree and rose oils. To help heal your skin after sun exposure mix 2–3 drops of peppermint oil with a half-teaspoon of coconut oil and apply it directly to your skin. (Before applying topically, always do a patch test and mix with a carrier oil.)
Cautions and Storage info:
The following medications carry a “moderate” potential for interaction with peppermint oil:
Neoral, Sandimmune, Elavil, Haldol, Zofran, Inderal, Theo-Dur, Calan, Isoptin, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Diazepam, Valium, Soma, Viracept, Cataflam, Voltaren, Ibuprofen/Motrin, Mobic, Feldene, Celebrex, Elavil, Warfarin/Coumadin, Glucotrol, Iosartan, Cozaar, Mevacor, Nizoral, Sporanox, Allegra, Halcion.
The following medications carry a “minor” potential for interaction with peppermint oil:
Over-the-counter and prescription antacids including Tums, Rolaids, Ripan, Bilagog, Amphojel, Tagamet, Zantac, Axid, Pepcid, Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, Nexium.
Natural supplement precautions:
Peppermint can reduce the absorption of iron when taken simultaneously. If you’re taking iron supplements and peppermint oil, allow at least three hours between the two. Peppermint oil also increases the absorption of quercetin when taken at the same time, so allow at least three hours between taking these together as well.
Caution! Please take note! Because we care about you and your family, we do not recommend ingesting any essential oils. They are highly concentrated and can be extremely toxic to your health and epithelial cells. (Always avoid eyes, sinuses, mouth, throat, and stomach.) Before using essential oil topically, ALWAYS do a patch test. Do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin, always use with a carrier oil or cream. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately and seek medical attention. Consult your healthcare practitioner before using essential oils, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Always use oils responsibly and with due diligence. If skin irritation occurs discontinue use.
For external use only. Store below 25ºC, away from direct sunlight. Use within 48 months once opened.
Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil.
Manufactured & Distributed by:
Lady Rose Head Office
639 Honeyguide Way, Xanadu Nature Estate, Hartbeespoort.
Product of South Africa.
010 593 2753
Product weight including packaging: 89g