Organic Peppermint Essential Oil 10mL
With a distinctive jaunty fragrance, this certified organic peppermint essential oil is steam distilled and very concentrated. Made from the leaf of organic peppermint (Mentha x piperita) grown in India, this champion essential oil is Australian Certified Organic and USDA certified.
Many would familiarise peppermint oil with oral hygiene products such as toothpastes and herbal mouthwash. The natural antiseptic qualities of peppermint essential oil make it ideal for improving gums and freshening the breath.
Widely used in natural health products to help with pain relief, certified organic peppermint oil can often be found in liniments or massage oils for sore joints and muscles or also in preparations for relieving migraine headaches. Peppermint essential oil is also a cooling anaesthetic when applied to the skin and can increase blood flow to an area.
Peppermint oil has a history of use for digestive complaints, the antispasmodic and carminative qualities of this essential oil make it beneficial for pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Used in Ayurveda and aromatherapy, peppermint oil has an affinity for the respiratory tract and is suited to use as an inhalation, the cooling nature of peppermint oil make it most suited to pitta dosha.
This essential oil, being quite concentrated can cause irritation on the skin, especially if used neat on the skin, so use with caution. Peppermint essential oil is also not suitable for use during pregnancy.