Peppermint

PEPPERMINT
menta piperita

There is evidence of peppermint being used in ancient China, Japan and Egypt.  It has a fresh, minty, herbaceous scent that is very refreshing.  Used for mental fatigue and depression, it is stimulating and invigorating. It can relieve sore muscles, ease headaches, migraines, vertigo and has antimicrobial properties that help soothe digestive issues and freshens breath.  It clears the mind, uplifts your spirits and can energize you but also reduce anger. It can promote respiratory cleansing.

Mix lavender with peppermint, they have a great synergy. The combination makes a wonderful blend for the skin, the digestive system, curing headaches, and it helps with many physical issues.

Blends well with eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, marjoram and rosemary.

Uses:

Bloating/Gas/Nausea:  Diffuse.  Mix 5 drops with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and apply to abdomen.

Breath:  Add 1 drop to your mouthwash or toothpaste.  Place 1 drop under the tongue and drink a glass of water.

Energy/Focus:  Diffuse.  Apply 2-3 drops to temples, wrists and the back of the neck.   You can inhale directly from the bottle for a  quick boost of energy.

Headaches/Migraines:  Apply 2-3 drops to forehead and temples.

Muscle pain: Mix 2-4 drops with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) and apply to the area.

Therapeutic properties:

Antibacterial
Antidepressant
Antifungal
Anti-inflammatory
Antiseptic
Immune support
Nervine
Sedative
Tonic

Safety:

May interact adversely with some medications.  Dilute if you have sensitive skin.  If you are pregnant, nursing, being treated for other health issues or taking medications, be sure to consult your healthcare provider.

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