Peppermint is one of nature’s most potent energy boosters and anti-depressants. It is great for sluggish circulation and sluggish energy, in general. Peppermint’s bright pungent aroma cuts through mental fog and fatigue like a knife.
Mentha Piperata, or peppermint is an easy herb to grow. In essential oil form, it is very easy to find and relatively inexpensive to buy. I highly recommend putting a bottle in your starter kit, if you are a beginning aromatherapist.
It is one of the first five essential oils I began experimenting with when I was first learning about aromatherapy. It is generally easy to work with and most people really enjoy it.
Peppermint is a highly effective:
flea & bug repellent
Made with fresh or dried herbs, peppermint iced tea is refreshing, revitalizing and crisp. Served hot or cold, peppermint tea is second to none for healing upset stomach and nausea.
Peppermint cools body temperature very effectively. A peppermint foot bath is an excellent cure for hot stinky feet, tired achy feet, or numbness. A peppermint scalp and ear massage cures hot heads, headaches, and irritability very well. A minty bath is just the thing for overheated bodies, body aches, sluggish circulation, melancholy, congestion or fatigue. Peppermint aromatherapy around the home will liven up a stale house and clear the mind.
For aromatherapy massage, choose peppermint to boost your immune system, detox and re-energize your body and mind. A peppermint massage can be very refreshing and revitalizing.
There can be “too much of a good thing” when it comes to using the essential oil of peppermint. It will cause tingling and burning if too much is used in the bathtub. Peppermint aromatherapy oils should not be used “neat” or straight without being diluted. Follow the instructions on your aromatherapy bottle for use in diffusers, massage oil, and soaks, or go with the guidance of an aromatherapist to avoid overdoing it.
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