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The Aromatherapist

Peppermint Extra

Certified Organic Essential Oil, 10 ml

Botanical Name: mentha piperita
Origin: India
Part of Plant: flowering plant
Extraction: steam
Major Biochemical Compounds: Menthol, Menthone, 1,8-Cineol, Menthyl acetate, Isomenthone, Neomenthol
Common Uses: Analgesic, used for headache, neuralgia, sciatica and sports injuries where cooling is required. Used for some respiratory infections, especially with dry conditions. Helps prevent halitosis. Also used for stomach problems, colic, stomach and gastric cramps, indigestion, nausea and travel sickness.
Emotional/Psychological Uses: Very effective for seasonal effective disorder (SAD) One of the best oils for alertness. Add to your morning shower gel or shampoo to wake up quickly. Diffuse in work environment when it's difficult to keep attention. 
Cosmetic/Skin Uses: Used in acne treatments, for blackheads and blocked pores as well as dehydrated skin. Great for detoxifying body treatments.
Blends Well With: Lemon, Rosemary,Black Pepper, Lavender, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, gerainium, fennel, black spruce
Inside Info: Add one drop to a spoonful of honey for indigestion. 
Best Ways to Use (see 'Methods of Use'): Inhalant, compress, mouth wash and shampoo/shower gel