There are just so many fascinating and practical uses for peppermint essential oils it is no wonder that so many people will keep a small vial in their medicine cabinet. We can begin by saying it does much more than keep your breath fresh. It can be used to soothe digestive issues, brighten and freshen the mind during a boring board meeting and even used to relax aching sore muscles and mitigate the harshness of PMS.

It is important to note that peppermint essential oils are much harsher and more intense than some of the other essential oils you may be used to. Topical application is recommended with a carrier oil to mitigate some of this harshness for those with potentially sensitive skin. Coconut and jojoba oils are some of the best oils to use as a carrier. Furthermore, it is never advised to use a topical peppermint essential oil on small children without a proper carrier solution.

Peppermint contains high quantities of menthol which has powerful anaesthetic properties and a delightful cooling sensation that can make all kinds of discomforts go away. Then it also has antibacterial, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and carminative properties. Visit Green Pharma Living to find out more.

Some of the health conditions peppermint essential oils help treatment can include:

–           Indigestion –– one of the oldest uses for this highly regarded herb is for soothing the digestion. Peppermint essential oils can have a relaxing effect on the gut, reducing bloating and eliminating cases of flatulence

–           Nausea – a few drops of peppermint essential oils rubbed on the abdomen and wrists while inhaling from the vial is a suitable sure for all types of nausea.

–           Drinking mint tea has been considered a potent relief to stomach conditions since the dawn of natural medicine.

–           Appetite Suppression – inhaling peppermint essential oils has also been found to increase feelings of fullness and satisfaction after eating.

–           Cold and Congestions – menthol can provide effective relief to a wide variety of respiratory conditions from sinusitis to bronchitis. It is also included as a natural ingredient for reducing congestion.

–           Massage a few drops of peppermint essential oils onto the chest with a carrier oil and this can help to reduce lung congestion and blocked sinuses.

–           For head colds and head congestion, a few drops of peppermint essential oils in a steam bath can be especially effective. Fill a bowl with boiling hot water and add a few drops of essential oils to the steamy water, eucalyptus and rosemary are some good options. With a towel over your head place your face and nose roughly 10 inches above the steam and breathe as deeply as you can.

–           Headaches –– for those with a tendency toward headaches, peppermint essential oils is a lifesaver. Keeping a small vial in your bag or purse is a great way to banish the discomforts of a headache along with nausea and sensitivity to light that often accompanies a headache. Thus, peppermint essential oils have proved to be one of the best essential oils for headaches and many people are using it to good effect.

Just take a few drops and add to a carrier oil like almond oil and rub into the back of the neck, temples and forehead (but keep it away from the eyes). When it is applied topically, peppermint offers a soothing cooling sensation that keeps the head and neck relaxed and feeling great.

–           Stress –– like so many other essential oils, peppermint essential oils can be applied to banish the symptoms of stress and depression or other types of mental fatigue. It can even be used to relax feelings of nervousness and restlessness. For potent stress relief, peppermint and lavender essential oils can be added to a soothing bath to make it even more relaxing.

–           A drop of peppermint essential oil rubbed under the nose can increase mental acuity and sharpness.

–           This same effect can be found through diffusing peppermint essential oils into the room where you are working.

–           Apply a small amount to the back of the head and neck when feeling nervous or restless throughout the day.

–           Inhale before a workout for extra focus and reduced physical strain.

–           Sore muscles –– if you have been feeling achy and strained due to intense physical exertion, a little peppermint can be the best cure. It doesn’t just relieve the pain and inflammation of strained muscles but the spasms as well.

When using Olba’s Massage oil, which contains peppermint and other oils, you will enjoy the improved potency it provides. By opening the pores and bringing its power deep into the skin the power to relieve sore aching joints is greatly enhanced. This can be kept on hand for a spot treatment whenever needed.

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