Peppermint essential oil is often used to prevent travel dizziness and stomach disorders. So, you must carry while traveling, you never know when you need it. The sweet smell of peppermint essential oil is very refreshing and cool, uplifting the heart energy.
All essential oils are transparent and colorless, often extracted after lot of distillation. There are many therapeutic effects of peppermint essential oil, often used in skin care, hair care, aromatherapy and more.
It has dual effect, hot when it can be cool, and cold can warm the body. Because of which it is often used for treating cold and act as decongestant. Useful in treating respiratory tract disorders, dry cough, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and helps you breathe better.
It is also very helpful in diseases related to digestive tract. It helps in eliminating bloating, remove gases, relieving stomach pain, upset stomach and heartburn.
It also improve your oral and gum health. Improve the functioning of the brain and solve issues related to memory.
In addition, it relieves different types of pain, like migraines, headache, menstruation pain and also helps to reduce fever.
How does peppermint essential oil affects your emotions and psychology.
The cooling properties of peppermint essential oil can help soothe the state of anger, hysteria and fear. It invigorate and boosting the spirit. Your mind will feel relaxed and free.
Beauty benefits of Peppermint oil for skin, hair and body
The peppermint essential oil helps to
– clear the acne
– soothe itching skin
– lighten the black scars or marks on the skin
– shrink the open enlarged pores
– heal inflamed skin, eczema, wound, sun burn
– remove black heads
– good for oily skin as it helps in removing excess of oil, dirt, sebum from the skin
– anti-aging and uplifting benefits to skin
– promote hair growth
– useful in hair loss, dandruff or relieve itching of dry scalp
Method to use the Peppermint essential oil for face method
You can’t put peppermint essential oil directly on skin or hair scalp. You need to dilute the essential oil with carrier oil of your choice. I like coconut oil or sweet almond oil as carrier oil. Add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil with 5cc base oil. Then apply on your temple and forehead to relieve the headache.
I often use this blend to relieve muscle fatigue, nerve pain, body ache or easing gastrointestinal discomfort. Add 3-5 drops of mint essential oil to the base oil. (Note: because mint essential oil has cooling effect, it is not appropriate to apply this on your whole body during winter time. )
How to use peppermint essential oil for aromatherapy?
Just add 5-8 drops of mint essential oil to the water filler or essential oil diffuser. It will be quickly released into the air and help to improve headache, treat colds and relieve nasal congestion.
(Note: Due to the high volatility of peppermint essential oils, it evaporate quickly. Because of which the peppermint essential oils need to be re-added often for maintaining the therapeutic effects).
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