Essential Oils - Peppermint Oil - 1 Litre

Peppermint Oil - 1 litre

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Botanical Name : Mentha Pipereta 
Plant Part : Herb 
Extraction : Steam Distillation 
Origin : India 

Peppermint Oil:

Origin

It is a native of the Mediterranean but is now also cultivated in Italy, USA, Japan and Great Britain. Peppermint oil is extracted from the whole plant above ground just before flowering. The oil is extracted by steam distillation from the fresh or partly dried plant and the yield is 0.1 - 1.0 %. The chemical components of peppermint oil are menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole, methyl acetate, methofuran, isomenthone, limonene, b-pinene, a-pinene, germacrene-d, trans-sabinene hydrate and pulegone.

Benefits-

  1. It improves digestion.
  2. It relieves headaches.
  3. It reduces pain.
  4. It reduces stress.
  5. It treats Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs).
  6. It boosts metabolism.

Uses-

Congestion

Massage 2-3 drops (along with a carrier oil) onto chest or drop into a humidifier to help clear sinus and lung congestion. 

Headache

With a small amount of almond or other carrier oil and a drop of peppermint oil, rub on your temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid contact with eyes), and on the back of the neck to help soothe headache and pressure. When applied topically, peppermint oil leaves a soothing, cooling sensation that tends to work wonders. 

Stress

For stress relief, the combination of peppermint, lavender and geranium essential oils added to a warm bath help relieve stiffness while absorbed through the skin.

Alertness

Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.

Dandruff

Add some peppermint oil to shampoo to treat dandruff.

Precautions-

Keep it away from children and infants.

It should not be used for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Never take this oil orally.

 

 DISCLAIMER: Due to the volatility of natural oil prices, any/all quotes provided are subject to change.

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