The scent of peppermint is universally loved and used by many, but did you know that Peppermint Essential Oil
has been in usage for thousands of years? Peppermint essential oil is mentioned in ancient Greek mythology, when the nymph Mentha was transformed into a sweet-smelling herb by Pluto, who had fallen in love with her and wanted people to appreciate her for years to come. It has been documented back to nearly 1000 B.C. in Ancient Egypt, where it was found in the pyramids years later.
Peppermint essential oil has a fragrance that can be described as very grassy, camphor-like, fresh, cool, and sweet. It is steam distilled from the flowering herb, and thrives in the Mediterranean regions and in North America.
Today, Peppermint Essential oil is continually sought out for it’s many benefits, and is considered a must-have oil in any budding or experienced aromatherapist’s arsenal.
Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil
For a natural alternative to that third cup of coffee, consider reaching for a vial of peppermint essential oil. Peppermint essential oil can help stimulate the mind, helping you to be more alert and can truly add a “pep” in your step.
One of our favorite ways to start the day is to use our Invigorating Shower Gel
in your morning “getting ready” ritual. We use Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential oils to help banish fatigue, and Juniper and Sage to help skin feel light and toned. It’s also a perfect mid-day pick me up on a hot day to help your body cool down. Need to exfoliate as well? Try out Mint Body Scrub
, with Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils.
Eases Tummy Troubles
Too many indulgent evenings full of rich food and drink? Peppermint essential oil can help to promote balance to an upset stomach, and other digestive issues, including nausea.
Our Renew Bath & Body Oil
is a great way to get your stomach back on track after overindulgence or just plain queasiness. Massage 6-15 drops in a circular motion to the lower abdomen, or if using in the bath, add 14-20 drops to a warm (not hot) bath. Relax and soak for 20 minutes for maximum benefits. Tummy troubles on-the-go? Carry our Peppermint Essential Oil Roll-On
in your handbag or keep it at your desk. Rub on the back of the neck, temples, or breathe in deeply.
Helps Alleviate Headaches
When you suffer from a headache, or even worse, a migraine, scent can be a trigger and make the pain worse. However, peppermint essential oil is an aroma you may find beneficial to easing the pounding and splitting symptoms that can sometimes come with a headache.
A must-have for your first-aid kit is our Allevia Natural Elixir
. Each and every natural ingredient in this elixir has been carefully chosen for their beneficial properties to help the head and even the stomach feel better. Peppermint Essential oil is a key ingredient, and gives the product it’s minty sweet aroma. We recommend applying 5-10 drops to the temples & back of the neck whenever your head is pounding. For relief on-the-go, we also have a convenient Allevia Roll On.
Improves Respiratory Functions
Cooler weather means cold and flu season is upon us, and that means congestion, cough, and runny noses. Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which provides a cooling effect and can help promote deeper breathing.
Our Respiratory Essential Oil Blend
was formulated to encourage deep breathing when you're feeling congested. Combining Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Ravintsara, Niaouli, Myrtle, and Lavender with conifer tree oils, encourages deep breathing when you have the sniffles or allergies. Apply a few drops to a diffuser in colder weather or use our Respiratory Multispray
to mist the air around you to promote a clean, refreshing environment anytime you need an aromatherapy boost!
Relieves muscle and joint pain
Post-workout pain or inflammation associated with joints can affect your daily life, and often discomfort. Peppermint Essential Oil is stimulating and offers a cooling, and soothing effect when applied to the skin, either diluted or in a product.
One of our favorite ways to treat ourselves after being active is with our Sports Balm Roll-On
. Unlike OTC balms and salves, our Sports Balm contains Natural Menthol, Arnica, Ginseng and Essential oils of Eucalyptus, Wintergreen, and Peppermint. For an indulgent bathing ritual post-strenuous activity, we recommend our Analgesic Bath Salts
What are your favorite ways to use Peppermint Essential Oil? Let us know in the comments!