Revitalize Your Senses and Well-being with Peppermint Essential Oil

Mint has been a highly valued herb since ancient times due to its refreshing, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties. The aroma of Mint brings a sense of summer coolness and freshness, while its green leaves are used in beverages, various sweet temptations, and household products. Peppermint essential oil has been used for centuries to address digestive issues, stimulate and tone the body, alleviate fatigue and muscle pain, as well as to relieve symptoms of headaches and migraines. The Mint aroma first cools, then warms, providing deep tissue toning. It has the ability to neutralize unpleasant odors and can be used as a natural insect repellent, as well as for soothing insect bites.

Mint is a perennial herb belonging to the Lamiaceae family. It is mainly found in the northern temperate regions. The origin of the name ‘mint’ – Mеnthа – comes from ancient Greek mythology. According to legend, the god of the underworld, Hades, was drawn to the beautiful nymph, Minthe. Out of jealousy, his wife Persephone transformed her into a plant. Heartbroken, Hades endowed the plant with a delightful aroma that would spread far and wide when stepped upon, as a reminder of the lovely nymph.

Mint has been known for thousands of years in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Dried leaves of mint have been discovered in Egyptian pyramids. The Romans adorned their banquet halls with mint and wore wreaths to remain fresh during celebrations. Modern scientific research confirms numerous health benefits.

Discover how you can incorporate Peppermint essential oil into your aromatherapy routine.

Exploring the Effects of Peppermint Essential Oil

Relieves pain: an analgesic and anti-inflammatory oil for painful muscles and joints. Soothes headaches and symptoms of migraine.

Improves digestion: calms irritated intestines, acts as a spasmolytic and carminative, stimulates gastric and biliary secretion, as well as cardiac activity.

Provides a cooling effect: reduces swelling, facilitating toxin elimination.

Refreshes the air: aromatizes the environment, neutralizes unpleasant odors, and creates a fresh, invigorating atmosphere indoors.

Alleviates cold and flu symptoms: beneficial for respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, and more.

Tones the nervous system: effective for chronic fatigue, mental exhaustion, anxiety, and restlessness. energizes and stimulates mental activity, and enhances concentration and memory. It can hinder sleep and be used when wakefulness is needed in higher doses.

Regulates sebum secretion: balances sebum production, reduces pore size, and revitalizes the skin.

Functions as a natural repellent: repels mosquitoes, ants, and other insects. soothes itching or inflammation from bites.

Supports dental hygiene: combats bad breath and has anti-inflammatory effects on gums.

100% Natural Composition

Peppermint Essential Oil is obtained through steam distillation of the stems and flowers of Peppermint (Mentha Piperita). It is 100% organic certified and complies with the BDS ISO 16128-1:2018 standard.

The aromatic molecules in the Peppermint oil composition include: Menthol and Menthone. Thanks to these components, it has toning, refreshing, and pain-relieving effects. Menthone is a component of essential oils from thyme, mint, pennyroyal, contributing to the characteristic mint aroma. Menthol has a locally numbing and soothing effect. It activates the cold-sensitive receptors in the skin, creating a sensation of cooling upon inhalation, ingestion, or contact with Peppermint oil. Subsequently, Menthol warms deeper tissues, relaxing muscles and tendons.

Application

Aroma Lamp/Aroma Diffuser: 7-8 drops per 15-20 sq.m. area for air freshening.

Aroma baths: 6-10 drops dissolved in 1 tbsp honey, milk, or sea salt. Primarily for normalizing digestive system function, for skin inflammations in oily and congested skin. Applied in the morning, it has a strong toning effect. Contributes to weight loss and cellulite reduction.

Cold Inhalations: 1-2 drops on a tissue, revitalizing during chronic fatigue.

Massage/Self-Massage: 4 drops in 10 ml carrier oil.

Rubbing Blends: for headaches and migraines – 6 drops of essential oil in 10 ml vegetable oil. Gently rub on the forehead, temples, and back of the head.

Face Mask: Mix 2 drops with 2 tbsp white clay and floral water until a homogeneous mixture is achieved. Refreshes tired skin and regulates sebum production, reducing pore size in oily skin.

Compresses: 4-6 drops in 200 ml cold water, for headaches.

Contraindications: Not recommended for people allergic to ragweed, pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, and epileptics. For nursing mothers, avoid use 2 hours before breastfeeding. Contraindicated in homeopathic treatments. For small children, use minimal doses. Avoid overdosing.

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Aroma Blends

Peppermint oil has a fresh, strong, invigorating scent. It blends well with essential oils of lavender, lemon balm, white pine, and citrus aromas.

Peppermint extract is added to the Energy face and body oil for a distinctly stimulating and energizing effect:

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