Cooling Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is powerful and can be used in a variety of ways. A fast-acting analgesic, it feels icy/hot when rubbed into the skin. That’s Peppermint at work, aiding in circulation and reducing inflammation and pain. It also works to “open” the lungs and sinuses for easier breathing. Caution, Peppermint essential oil is very strong and a gradual increase in amount and frequency of use is recommended.
How Does It Work
- Analgesic – Reduces pain
- Antiseptic – Inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi
- Anti-rheumatic – Helps ease arthritic symptoms
- Antispasmodic – Helps reduce muscular spasms and cramps
- Antineuralgic – Helps soothe nerve pain
- Astringent – Contracts, firms and strengthens skin and other tissues and reduces secretions
- Carminative – Promotes digestion and peristalsis; assists in expulsion of intestinal gas.
- Circulatory tonic – Promotes healthy vascular integrity and circulation
- Decongestant – Relieves mucus congestion
- Nervine – Stimulates the nervous system
- Vein Tonic – Increases circulation, reduces swelling, and treats discoloration associated with varicose veins
Feels Icy/ Hot – If swelling, redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use. Use Olive oil to remove from Skin. For sensitive skin, apply 1 drop of essential oil on inner arm and monitor for 24 hours. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Use with caution while pregnant or nursing. Do not use on open cuts. Dilute to 10% in lotion for children under 12. Peppermint can be taken internally, but only drop by drop.
Keep a small bottle in your pocket or purse for instant fresh breath! Just put a drop on the back of your hand and lick it. Each Altoid has a drop of Peppermint essential oil in it, but this is much more economical and organic.