Peppermint oil solely comes from the peppermint plant and is a cross between spearmint and water mint.
Peppermint oil uses are a fragrance in cosmetics and soaps and also aiding in the treatment of some health issues. It can also be useful in dietary supplements and as a skin cream. Peppermint oil is also used as a flavoring in some foods and drinks especially in Leaf Tea.
Peppermint oil has some really exciting uses, such as a few drops mixed with a carrier oil (grape seed oil) and massaged on your tummy will help ease stomach issues, ranging from menstruation pain through to sharp pain due to constipation. It can energize and make you more alert and can quell the most intense headache.
One of the reasons why peppermint oil is widely used in health issues is that the entire plant contains menthol. Menthol is an organic compound which has a local anesthetic property that gives off a cooling sensation, which is why it is great at alleviating discomfort.
- Massage peppermint oil into sore muscles
- Excellent for migraine headaches
- Peppermint oil could cause side effects such as heartburn.
- Never apply Peppermint Oil to a child’s face as it could cause breathing problems.