Essential peppermint oil

Essential peppermint oil is extracted from mint. The oil is refreshing and has a warming and relaxing effect.

Peppermint oil can be used to increase metabolism in the connective tissue from buildups of waste products (cellulite). By mixing peppermint oil in a base oil, you get a detoxing oil, great for cellulite.

Peppermint oil is also recommended for steam baths if you are experiencing cold symptoms. If you have tension headaches, peppermint can beneficially be used, mixed in a base oil. Massage the mixed oil on the temples and forehead, to achieve a relieving effect.

Peppermint oil is also known to stimulate the stomach and to soothe nausea. Mix a few drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water and drink it. Furthermore, peppermint oil can also be used for aromatherapy and massage oils.
 

Peppermint oil properties:

  • warming and relaxing effect for massage.
  • reduces colds symptoms by holding the face over a steam bath with peppermint oil.
  • works antipruritic, e.g. for insect bites -remember to mix it with a skin nourishing oil.
  • heats and increases blood circulation in the tissue during cellulite treatment with suction cups.

Never use plain essential oils on the skin.