Botanical name: mentha piperita
Plant part: leaves
Extraction method: steam distilled
Country of Origin: India
Smells like: A fresh morning dip, looking at a snow tipped mountain.
Why you need it: Invigorating mental pep-up
Of all the oils, none provide quite the perk-up and mental stimulation that Peppermint Essential Oil does. Cooling, invigorating, and well known to provide clarity, concentration and alertness, it is also a marvellous natural painkiller and relaxant, particularly for headaches. If you are looking for a way to feel vibrant, alert and switched on, this oil is for you.
Renowned to be beneficial for:
- Mental clarity
- Invigorating the senses
- Joint pain
Skin Care Benefits:
There are plenty things you can do with essential oils. Here are a few suggestions:
Burn over an oil burner.
Splash a few drops into the bath to enhance the aromas.
Massage a drop or two into your skin with your favourite body oil.
Add a few drops when washing your sheets.
Add a few drops to a steamy shower.
Contraindications: Please consult your health care professional if you have any health conditions or are taking medication.
Photo-sensitivity, also known as photo-irritation or photo-toxicity, is a chemically induced skin irritation that can occur when you apply certain essential oils and then expose your skin to UV light. It’s best to avoid being out and about in the sun for 12 – 18 hours after you apply the oil to exposed skin.