peppermint plants

Use for Natural Energy, Joint Therapy, Headache & Migraine Relief, Respiratory Support, Anxiety Relief, Nausea Relief, Hair Care, Anti-Itch

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  1. BOTANICAL NAME Mentha piperita Peppermint is a hybrid species of spearmint and water mint (Mentha aquatica).
  3. PARTS USED Leaves
  4. EXTRACTION METHOD Steam distilled
  5. COLOR Slightly yellow
  7. AROMA Cool fresh mint aroma
  1. Headaches & Migraine Relief Peppermint essential oil has the ability to reduce the pain associated with tension headaches and migraines.
  2. Muscle Pain Relief A natural painkiller and muscle relaxant that helps soothe sore muscles, neck and back pain. Apply diluted oil directly to the area of concern and massage gently.
  3. Reduce Nausea Simply inhale or rub behind your ears to ease discomfort associated with nausea.
  4. Natural Energizer Inhale or apply to pulse points, chest or below your nose to improve focus, energy and concentration. Roll onto skin for a cooling and tingling sensation that awakens the senses.
  5. Anti-Itch Reduces itching temporarily. Rub a drop of diluted peppermint oil onto insect bites, eczema, and other itching lesions, including the rash of poison ivy.
  6. Respiratory Support Peppermint oil can help treat coughs, bronchitis and inflammation of the throat. It helps improve nasal breathing and brings more air supply to the lungs.
  7. Anti-Anxiety Peppermint essential oil is known to have cooling and calming effects that help to reduce the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.
  8. Joint Therapy Peppermint essential oil’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties combined with its natural pain relieving properties, make it perfect for the topical treatment of painful inflammation.
  9. Hair Care Used in many high quality hair care products because it can naturally thicken and nourish hair as well as speed up hair growth, peppermint essential oil is also good for soothing dry, itchy and flaky scalps affected by dandruff.

The History of Peppermint

According to Greek mythology, a furious Persephone turned the nymph Mentha into mint. Although myth claims it was born out of anger, peppermint actually has calming effects. In Ancient times, peppermint was used to calm and soothe dyspepsia, which eventually led to the traditional after dinner mint.

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PRECAUTIONS Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If pregnant or lactating, consult your healthcare practitioner before using. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test before using.
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