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Peppermint essential oil: properties, benefits, uses and natural remedies. Benefits for hair and contraindications.
The uses of peppermint essential oil are many: this oil is useful in case ofpsycho-physical fatigue, muscle aches, urinary tract infections, flu, oral hygiene, natural hair care….In short, its properties make it a flexible essential oil suitable for multiple uses.
Peppermint essential oil, properties
Thanks to histonic propertiesand stimulating, it can be spread in environments such as offices and studios: it is useful for those who have to deliver a work project, those preparing an exam or in case of fatigue and psychophysical stress.
It has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-itching properties, so much so that it can be useful for the preparation of moisturizing ointments to counter itchy skin or anti-acne creams and ointments to counteract facial impurities.
Due to its calming and anti-itch properties, it can be used to relieve insect bites.
Headache remedy based on essential oils
A natural remedy for migraines consists in adding 8 drops of lavender essential oil and 4 drops of peppermint essential oil to a glass (50 ml) of sweet almond oil. Rub your temples with a circular massage using this compound. Chronic headache sufferers can do this 2 or 3 times a day.
Contraindications: essential oils should never be used pure on the skin because they can give rise to even serious inflammation. Peppermint essential oil should be used diluted in concentrations of 3% in carrier oil or carrier oil. An excellent carrier oil for skin health is sweet almond oil. To use peppermint oil against menstrual pain, it can be diluted in wheat germ oil.
Peppermint essential oil for internal use
Peppermint oil can be used for cooking or for internal use: it has digestive properties and is useful in case of indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, abdominal spasms ... We generally recommend the use of essential oils for internal use only provided that be followed by an excellent naturopath. Natural products are difficult to dose and do not have a precise titration in terms of active ingredients contained therefore the effects are difficult to predict as well as the contraindications.
Its antiparasitic properties would make it useful for eliminating intestinal worms (always for internal use).
Generally a drop diluted in a teaspoon of honey is recommended to exploit the digestive properties of this essential oil, however, as stated, it is always necessary to consult a naturopathic expert.
Peppermint essential oil, the recipe
If you have several mint plants at home, to make the most of their benefits and virtues, we recommend that you read the pageMint, property.
It is not easy to produce at homeessential oils. In reality, the production process itself is not complicated, what is generally discouraging are the yields! It takes several kilograms of peppermint to get a few ml of hersessential oil.
Theremintis a perennial herbaceous plant, easy to grow which, if not pruned, grows out of all proportion! The parts used in the production of hisessential oilare the leaves and the tops of the plant. The extraction method for the production of this oil is that ofsteam distillation. For further information and to know the recipe of this essential oil, we refer you to the page dedicated tosteam distillation.
Peppermint essential oil, where to buy it
L'peppermint essential oilit is very common, therefore easy to find in shops specialized in the purchase and sale of natural products or in herbal medicine. To get the best prices, you can take advantage of online purchases: on Amazon, a 30 ml bottle of 100% Pure and Organic Peppermint Essential Oil is offered at a price of 6.99 euros. The product in question holds the Organic Product certification of the Soil Association, a British authority equivalent to Ecocert.
Regardless of the product you choose, when it comes to the effectiveness ofaromatherapy, much depends on the quality of theessential oil chosen. The active ingredients ofessential oilsthey are kept only if the production process is followed with extreme care so as to respect the characteristics of each plant. For these reasons we advise you to buy onlyessential oilsunadulterated and 100% pure.