Peppermint e.o. – 15 ml
Botanical Name: Mentha Pipperita
The Peppermint e.o. (essential oil) has culinary and medicinal uses. It has a sweet, herbal, and minty scent. It is used for its soothing qualities on the digestive system. It can also be found as an ingredient in perfumes or candy.
Peppermint is a cross between spear and watermint. The plant is native to Europe. It is even considered to be one of the oldest medicines on Earth.
The Peppermint e.o. has menthol. As such, it can be part of an ingredient to many products. These include:
- chewing gums.
- ice creams.
The oil is also good in aiding indigestion. Just add a few drops in cold water then drink. Drinking it after a meal will provide benefits to the digestive system. The oil is also a carminative. This means that it can also aid in removing excess gas from the body. As a carminative, it will also help expel gas in a safe manner.
The Peppermint oil is also a good tonic for:
- low appetite.
- motion sickness.
- upset stomachs.
There are also studies that show the oil being useful for heartburn.
This essential oil also has antiseptic properties. It is quite useful when it comes to dental care. It can also help in eliminating bad breath. This is still primarily due to its menthol content. It can also help the teeth and gums fight off bad bacteria and germs. This is why there are many toothpastes that use this oil as one of their main ingredients.
The oil is also good for fighting nausea and headaches. To help alleviate the pains of headaches, simply dilute the oil then apply topically on the forehead. When inhaling the scent of the oil, this can help alleviate the effects of nausea. This is due to its relaxing aroma.