All About Essential Oils: Peppermint
- Naturally refreshing, peppermint is one of the more uplifting essential oils.
- There is natural menthol in peppermint to provide skin with cooling sensation.
- Peppermint is noted for its ability to bring about clarity. In fact, there was a 2008 study in the International Journal of Neuroscience with some really impressing results concerning peppermint. The study showed that peppermint increases mental altertness and can enhance memory.
- Do you have a headache? Researchers at Germany's University of Kiel studied a group of headache sufferers and determined that peppermint can help alleviate headache symptoms. Similar results were indicated in an article published in American Family Medicine.
Try blending peppermint with:
- Orange essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Ginger essential oil
Seed Beneficial Blends Featuring Peppermint Essential Oil:
Sometimes you just need to clear your mind and focus. Our Concentration Blend, featuring three oils noted for their clarity properties, is the perfect solution. Rosemary may improve memory. Peppermint stimulates mental activity. Lemon is a gentle pick-me-up.
Peppermint and Rosemary are often used in Aromatherapy to soothe the discomfort of headaches. Peppermint Essential Oil Try it in our Body Oil formula. Spritz in on, massage in, and feel the benefits of aromatherapy.
If you have ever experience the nausea associated with morning sickness, you know how miserable it can leave you feeling. Those who experience motion sickness while in the car or out on the boat also know the feeling. Ginger, lemongrass and peppermint are often used to treat both motion sickness and morning sickess. Try this blend in our Body Oil and you may notice that your symptoms are not as severe.
If you are exhibiting some of the traits of a Negative Nellie or are more of a glass-half-empty kind of person, then you may want to try our On the Bright Side blend in any of our custom blend options. Grapefruit essential oil has been used for many years to promote antidepressant properties & raises the spirits. Rosemary essential oil may help improve memory while increasing clarity. Peppermint is cooling and may act as a physical and mental stimulant.
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