|This is a 100% pure oil of peppermint (Mentha piperita). The fragrance of mint may seem almost too simple for our spoiled sense of smell as it reminds us on a number of products flavored with it (chewing gum, tooth paste etc.).
There are several kinds of mint. The most commonly known is pepper mint, a hybrid of water mint and green mint. Peppermint essence is extracted by steam distillation of the slightly dried leaves. For 1 kg of essence about 2000 kg of leaves are necessary. Nowadays the best quality of mint is cultivated in Italy and England. The quality of the peppermint oil is very important as to its efficacy.
Peppermint oil is one of the best known aromatherapy essences. At home or your travelling “pharmacy“ it is a necessity. It is a very fast acting substance helping with dizziness, trembling and general weakness. Some drops on a handkerchief as dry inhalation has an almost immediate effect.
Peppermint oil is ideally suitable to treat headache and tensions which affect the neck area. Massage one to two drops of pure essence on sore muscles and also apply on the forehead (make sure that the oil does not get into your eyes).
Peppermint oil is warming oil and can be used to relieve cramps and has a stimulating effect on digestion. It helps with flatulence, nausea and vomiting, with travel sickness and seasickness and it is also a harmless remedy against morning nausea during pregnancy.
Due to its antiseptic and expectorant characteristics, peppermint oil is helpful against colds, flu and may be inhaled or taken internally (if used internally dilute only 1-2 drops in a tea).
Peppermint oil, diluted in water, alcohol, vinegar or fatty oil is a very good product to be used for massages to fight sore muscles, lumbago, bruises, contusions, pains of the joints and insect bites. Peppermint oil also good for sports massages. The concentration should not be more than 1%.
2 drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water used as mouth wash combats bad breath.
As this essence has an antiseptic effect it can also be used as cleansing lotion for greasy skin (acne). Apply in diluted form, 2 drops on a glass of water. Combine with thyme oil for a stronger effect.
People suffering from hay fever should not take peppermint oil as it could unnecessarily irritate the mucous membranes. Children below the age of 6 should not take it either (aroma lamp, however, does not harm).
Combines very well with lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus oil.
This product is 100% natural and contains the highest quality essential oils which have been distilled in steam currents in Swiss laboratories.
THIS PRODUCT IS:
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Cosmetic product. Always read instructions carefully before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes and mucus membranes.
Note: the fragrance directly from the bottle is for some oils too strong and does not represent the real fragrance once dissolved. This is particularly valid for pure oils.