Peppermint Essential Oil
100% Pure Peppermint Essential Oil. 10ml Bottle
Peppermint is actually a hybrid species of mint, coming from a cross of watermint and spearmint. Peppermint is a perennial, and when it grows it spreads very quickly. It is famous for its bright green leaves, though the plant itself also flowers with pinkish-purple blooms. Peppermint contains menthol, a cooling agent that is common in many pain relief medications. So, what is Peppermint Essential Oil used for? One of the oldest herbs in traditional medicine, Peppermint Essential Oil benefits are reputed to include its ability to relieve pain as well as digestive upset.
Peppermint Oil in Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is another significant one from the Peppermint Essential Oil uses. While there is a distinct lack of research when it comes to using peppermint essential oil in Aromatherapy, anecdotal evidence indicates there may be some benefit. Peppermint oil is reputed to help soothe a sore or irritated throat with its cooling properties. Try adding a few drops of peppermint to a bowl or sink full of hot water. Place a towel over your head and lean over, gently inhaling the steam to achieve the best effect.
Of all the essential oils, peppermint is a favorite when it comes to headache relief. This is mainly due to the cooling presence of menthol. Studies indicate that menthol can help relieve pain from headaches caused by to sinus, cold, and migraines. If you wish to use Peppermint essential oil for headache relief, the best way to do so is topically. As Peppermint oil is extremely concentrated, you will need to first dilute the oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil. Then simply apply to the temples, ensuring you keep well away from the eyes.