4 Surprising benefits of Peppermint Oil
Peppermint Pure Essential Oil (Mentha × piperita) is a hybrid mint plant. A cross between watermint and spearmint, the refreshing peppermint leaves are often found across Europe and North America.
Peppermint is commonly used to flavour foods and beverages, as well as skincare and cosmetic but there is also certainly a number of versatile and surprising benefits of Peppermint Pure Essential Oil that don’t revolve purely around taste or smell! In fact, there’s a huge amount of healing benefits within this multitasking natural ingredient that can help with a variety of health conditions.
How? The peppermint plant contains menthol which is an organic compound containing local aesthetic properties. This creates a cooling sensation, naturally alleviating symptoms of discomfort. Amazingly, it also has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, antispasmodic and carminative properties.
Keep reading to find out more about why this powerful oil is so popular. You’re in for a nice surprise.
There’s nothing worse than feeling all blocked up. Luckily, Peppermint Oil contains menthol which provides almost immediate and effective relief of nasal congestion, sinusitis, bronchitis and the common cold and cough. Often found in chest rubs to help alleviate congestion, it works wonders. If you’re feeling stuffy, add a 3-6 drops into a bowl of boiling water, and breathe in the steam to harness the benefits of a Pure Essential Oil steam.
Traditionally known as one of the main herbs for helping digestion, Peppermint oil contains carminative properties that expel gas from our stomach as well as the intestines. Use this to eliminate symptoms of abdominal pain, discomfort and flatulence. Simply massage 3-6 drops on to your abdomen, or even on to your wrists if you’re dealing with mild nausea or travel sickness.
Do you find yourself having to deal with painful headaches during the day? Are you suffering with tandem symptoms of headaches such as sensitivity to light, noise or vomiting? Peppermint Oil is an incredibly effective way of alleviating those symptoms, when applied topically peppermint leaves a calming and soothing sensation that is known to work quickly. Simply add 3-6 drops in total to 12ml of Almond Oil and massage directly on to your forehead, temples and on the back of the neck.
While Peppermint Oil helps with a number of physical health conditions, it is also has incredibly powerful benefits for our emotional being. It works to improve our mental clarity as well as increasing alertness. Forget the afternoon coffee run and choose peppermint oil for your new afternoon pick-me-up. We recommend rubbing a 3-6 drops of peppermint oil to 12ml of jojoba and rubbing underneath your nose, on your chest and on your temples to clear the nasal passage and improve concentration levels.
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