Peppermint essential oil is used not just topically but even consumed for various internal problems, the main problem being indigestion. The oil is very strong in nature and is even very known to have spiritual effects.
On an energetic level, Peppermint Essential Oil clears away the mental chatter, clearing our perspective and clearing the way. Used in this way, Peppermint relates to the brow (6th chakra) which has to do with our perspective of how we see ourselves and how we see the world. Peppermint is also widely known and used as a facilitator for our physical digestive system, energetically it also helps us to be able to better “digest” new ideas. It has a wonderful way of helping to refresh our minds and spirit.
Peppermint Essential Oil has a cooling nature and therefore can help to relieve anger. It assists us in moving out that which is no longer serves us and enhances our receptivity for all that is new and fresh on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
One of the benefits that we have seen from Peppermint Essential Oil has been for its respiratory effects. When massage clients are prone (lying face down), with the head in a face cradle, there is a tendency for sinus congestion. Placing a tissue with a couple of drops of Peppermint Essential Oil under the face cradle assists the client in being able to breathe easier.
There are many essential oils that are therapeutically beneficial for headaches but we have personally found Peppermint Essential Oil to be equally effective as taking any over the counter pain relieving medications. Just apply a drop or two to each temple and the back of the neck for relief. Research has shown its effectiveness in treating migraine headaches.
Living in the desert, we have also found that Peppermint Essential Oil can be used when spending time outdoors. While hiking in the heat, a few drops of Peppermint on a wet bandana placed around the neck or head can help alleviate feeling overheated.
Peppermint is an essential oil that we would not be without. It is definitely an oil that belongs in any basic aromatherapy kit. It is useful when traveling because of the variety of purposes; benefiting the -
- Muscular aches and pains
- Respiratory issues
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