Peppermint essential oil is strongly piercing, refreshing, minty, very herbaceous aroma. Cooling, analgesic, antispasmodic, anesthetic, decongestant, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide and stimulant. Helps people become clear headed and refreshes the spirits. Helpful for people who are unable to concentrate or who have mental fatigue. Said to relieve states of anger, hysteria and nervous trembling, excellent for depression. On the body, it has a dual action: cooling when hot and warming when cold. Its cooling and pain relieving action seems to ease headaches, migraines and toothaches. Used in liniments for the relief of muscle pain, lumbago, bruises, joint pain and insect bites. Can be used to relieve any kind of skin irritation or itching. Not much liked by insects.
Aromatic Properties: concentration, cooling, exhaustion, invigorating, memory loss, refreshing, relaxing, revitalizing, stimulating
Home Uses: ant repellent, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bronchitis, carminative, catarrh, cellulite, circulatory stimulant, colds, constipation, deodorant, dermatitis, digestive, disinfectant, emollient, fainting, febrifuge, fibrosis, flatulence, gingivitis, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, heatstroke, hemorrhoids, indigestion, insect repellent, itching, jet lag, lumbago, mosquito repellent, muscular aches, nausea, neuralgia, oily skin, osteoporosis, palpitations, raises blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, ringworm, scabies, sinusitis, sunburns, tendonitis, toning, toothaches, upper abdominal pain, varicose veins, vomiting, water retention