Peppermint is an aromatic perennial herb with purple flowers and green leaves.It is a versatile oil with mutiple uses and applications across the cosmetic, cleaning industry and finally in aromatherapy. It’s used to soothe nausea and other stomach issues, increases alertness before a long meeting and cool overworked muscles (thanks to the menthol). Peppermint also a defcongestant,relieve headaches and tackle symptoms from premenstrual syndrome(PMS).
Botanical Name: Mentha piperita.
Aromatic Description: Minty, fresh, sharp herbaceous.
Part of plant distilled: Whole plant.
Colour: Pale yellow and watery.
Main compounds: Menthol and eucalyptol.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation.
Properties: Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic
SKIN AND HAIR CARE
• Helps stimulate hair growth.
• Increases blood circulation around the scalp.
• Keeps away rodents and repels insects.
• Has a minty feel that cools and calms the body.
• Solves indigestion/digestion problems.
• Relieves headache.
• Alleviates motion sickness.
• Curbs appetite.
• Disinfects surfaces.
• Deodorises the air.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
• Add a few drops into your diffuser.
• Add some drops to your hot bath.
• Add to household cleaning agents.
• Add a few drops in hot water or onto a hot towel and inhale.
• Blend with other citrus oils to lighten up fragrance and spray.
Always conduct a test patch on the inner forearm by applying diluted essential oil and give it time, if it does not show adverse reactions use on other parts of the body.
• Mix with carrier oils and apply on hair or skin.
• Rub a few drops between your palms.
• Add to your moisturizer for toning and rejuvenation of the skin.
• Add a few drops to a damp towel and apply directly to inflamed areas, wounds and ringworms.
• Dilute and use as mouth rinse to freshen breath and for improved oral health.
• Dilute and burn in an oil burner.
• Not for internal use.
• Keep away from sunlight.
• Slightly flammable. Store away from heat.
• Avoid contact with eyes, nose, ears and mucous membranes.
• Do not use on already damaged skin.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, young children and people with serious medical conditions should ALWAYS consult a physician before using essential oils.