Peppermint Essential, Oil 30ml
Peppermint oil is often used in aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils to support health. Studies have found that aromatherapy is effective in relieving anxiety, pain, and vomiting, as well as improving memory. The aroma of peppermint oil has been shown to improve memory and raise alertness.
According to findings, peppermint oil exhibits antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antioxidant, analgesic, radio-protective, and anti-oedema properties.
Below are other common uses of peppermint oil:
- Relief for Stomach Problems
Peppermint oil is a safe and effective alternative to medications like Buscopan in reducing colonic spasms. It helps ease abdominal pain by allowing gas to pass through easily. Peppermint oil also provides relief for indigestion and upset stomach.
- Respiratory Benefits
Peppermint oil can be used as an expectorant and decongestant. It can help clear up phlegm in your respiratory tract when used as a chest rub or inhaled through a vaporiser. It can also work against asthma as it contains rosmarinic acid, which helps curb inflammation-causing chemicals that may cause the condition.
- Pain Relief
Peppermint is beneficial in addressing pain. It can be used to relieve sore muscles when used with massage or added to bath water. Dabbing a few drops on your wrist or inhaling the aroma can reduce headache pain. Like with sore muscles, it can be massaged onto your temples.
- Positive Effect on Cancer-Related Treatments
Peppermint oil may help address chemotherapy-induced nausea. It can also help treat hot flashes in women receiving treatment for breast cancer.
- Hair and Skin Health
Mixing peppermint oil into massage oils, shampoos, body washes, and lotions gives these products antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helping cool skin and eliminate dandruff and lice from your scalp. It can also improve frizzy hair and may contribute to hair growth.
Peppermint oil can aid in oil secretion in skin, therefore preventing acne. It can also heal cracked lips, which is why it's often an ingredient in lip balms.
- Dental Health
Peppermint oil extract is shown to be more effective than the mouthwash chemical chlorhexidine in preventing the development of biofilm that contribute to cavities. It can also prevent bad breath. To use, just add one to two drops to your toothpaste.
- Comfort for Stress and Nervous System Problems
Due to its energizing effects, peppermint oil is used to help manage stress and treat nervous disorders and mental fatigue.
In addition to these health benefits, peppermint oil can also be used as a natural insect repellant. The cooling sensation provided by peppermint can also help relieve itching caused by insects by blocking the sensation.
Can be used internally.