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Essential oil of
PEPPERMINT

by Penny Keay

Common Name: Peppermint

Botanical Name: Mentha piperita

Country(ies) of Origin: USA, France, England, Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Hungary, Morocco and china
Processed: Steam distilled
Part used: leaves, flowers, stems
Characteristics: pale yellow to greenish, highly penetrating, fresh, strong, minty
Note: Top

PROPERTIES & USES:

Therapeutic:

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-viral, expectorant, digestive, nervine, parasiticidal, stimulant, vermifugal.

Medical:

External - acne, dermatitis, bruises, ringworm, scabies, colds, headaches, insect bites, itching, vertigo

Internal: indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, spasmodic cough, colic, cramps, flatulence.

BLENDS with:

clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, marjoram,rosemary and other mints.

Industry & Household uses:

Flavoring agent, in pharmaceuticals, cold and cough medications and digestive remedies. Also used in many foods, and chewing gum, sweets (Candy canes!!), alcoholic and soft drinks. In cosmetics, soaps, colognes, perfumes, detergents and toothpaste!

CAUTIONS:

Do not use on children under 2. Peppermint oil can cause a laryngeal spasm to occur in young children and infants if inhaled, that could cause breathing difficulty.

Don't use on sensitive skin - use sparingly.

All essential oils should be used by inhalation or diluted properly for use on the skin.
*Keep out of reach of children.*
*Any essential oils if ingested in large amounts can be fatal.*

BLENDS TO TRY

ALERTNESS MIST SPRAY

40 drops Bergamot
40 drops Grapefruit
40 drops Peppermint
30 drops Juniper berry
25 drops Lavender
4 ounces of pure water OR
4 ounces of Room Spray Base

Shake and spray from a mist sprayer.


For your BATH or MASSAGE

TO SOOTHE ACHING MUSCLES

4 drops peppermint
4 drops thyme
4 drops lavender
3 drops marjoram
5ml any carrier oil.

Mix the essential oils first then add to the carrier oil. Massage to affected areas.

This blend can also be added (about half) to the bath tub.

People with sensitive skin should use cautiously as stated above peppermint can be a skin irritant.

BODY POWDER

10 drops peppermint
10 drops spruce
5 drops clove
5 drops spearmint
1 ounce of Corn starch or Talc Powder

Blend the essential oils in a bottle then mix well into the powder of your choice. Let blend for a day or two before using.

Apply to skin as needed to feel refreshed and comfortable.

All the products listed in the article are available at our Shopping Site.

© 2002, 2015,2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.


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