Steam Distilled from India
A top note with a strong aroma, Peppermint has a sharp, penetrating scent based on its high menthol content. The minty sweetness of the vapor makes it one of the most popular Essential Oils.
Peppermint essential oil can aid in stimulating memory and raises alertness. This essential oil is also relaxing and helps to relieve anxiety. Peppermint is a popular oil when reducing muscle pain adn inflammation as it has a mild numbing effect. This essential oil also has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint essential oil reduces chronic stomach spasms and decreases gas, thereby providing some relief for indigestion and upset stomach. This essential oil has also help to improve symptoms of IBS. Peppermint oil can reduce dandruff and even protect against lice.
Cautions: check with your doctor near the end of pregnancy as it can decrease milk production. Not to be used with infants and caution with children under 3 due to the menthol content.
never use undiluted. Those diagnosed with gallstones or heart problems should consult a physician first before using peppermint oil.