Peppermint oil is known for its various amazing qualities. The oil very medicinal in nature and helps alot in healing wounds and curing diseases, which are seemingly acute or even chronic. The oil is very strong in nature.
The aroma of Peppermint essential oil is strengthening, soothing and stimulating (it is noted that use during the day is better than just before bedtime). It has been repeatedly studied for its effectiveness arousing concentration, focus and mental sharpness. Peppermint may also help relieve congestion when inhaled, and is also commonly used for headaches and migraines by placing a drop on each temple. The oil has shown favorable results in clinical testing for the treatment of headaches, without side effects at the dosages used.
The oil also inhibits muscle spasms in the intestines. Combined with its antibacterial effect, peppermint essential oil becomes a genuine medicine to help all sorts of digestion-related issues. It is said to relieve dyspepsia, nausea, stomach pains, and diarrhea. It is now commonly available in enteric coated capsules specifically for support of irritable bowel syndrome. For use at home, one can ingest 1 to 3 drops in a warm cup of water, or dilute in a carrier oil and massage into the abdomen (essential oils are absorbed though the skin, and can help the targeted organs in this manner).
Peppermint essential oil is known for its high menthol content and fresh minty distinctive fragrance. It is anti-inflammatory, anesthetic, antiseptic and an astringent.
- For the hair
Combined with a carrier oil like Jojoba, Avocado or Grapeseed, peppermint oil can be massaged into the scalp. This will help stimulate the hair follicles as well as keep the scalp clean and promote hair growth. Peppermint oils is also great for fighting head lice and dandruff. It has a cooling effect to the scalp.
- For the skin
Mixed with a carrier oil or blended in a bath, peppermint can relieve muscle spasms, back pains, and cramps. When added to a lotion peppermint oil can help to reduce itchiness and can cool the skin down. It can also work well as an insect repellent. Peppermint oil also helps with controlling excess oil production; this means is good for oily skin.
Peppermint oil has some therapeutic properties like relaxing the nerves, stimulating the mind, and helping with headach`es. When suffering from lack of energy, Peppermint oil is good for revitalising the mind. When inhaled Peppermint oil can help relieve congestion.
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