Peppermint essential oil is one of the most widely used and versatile essential oils in the world. It has an unmistakable minty scent that is wonderful to incorporate in countless applications. Peppermint is autochthonous to Europe, a hybrid between watermint and spearmint, and has naturalized itself across the globe, spanning from the United States to Australia to India.
Benefits: Improves digestion, eliminates bad breath, reduces nail infrections, relieves headaches, reduces stress, treats spasms, treats urinary tract infections, treats respiratory problems, reduces pain, boosts immunity, improves blood circulation.
Precautions: There are some risks in using too much peppermint oil, including allergic reactions, heartburn and headaches. The same rules apply to using peppermint oil as to any other alternative supplementary or dietary change. Speak to a doctor and if you don’t consult a professional start with small topical doses or skin patch test to see how it affects your system.
Blends Well With: Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lemon, Marjoram.