11ml Peppermint Pure Essential Oil improves circulation and blood flow to the skin, so it not only feels cooling, it actually does reduce the body’s temperature. It also soothes the nerves and helps alleviate nausea. For heat exhaustion, simply add 2-3 drops to a cool wet cloth and place behind the neck as well as on the forehead. A few drops mixed with a carrier oil is safe to massage into the wrists, temples, and soles of the feet of small children.
You can also make a peppermint spray by mixing 20 drops of Peppermint essential oil in a 125ml water spray bottle. If possible, a soak in a cool peppermint oil bath is a quick and effective way to reduce the temperature.
Peppermint oil is used in several of Essentially Natural’s solutions and is an ingredient of many creams and lotions found in health food stores. Peppermint has menthol properties that help relax airways and also helps fight viruses. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to calm mucous membranes.
USES & BENEFITS
Cooling and calming – promotes mental alertness
Helps relieve headaches & nausea
Colds, flu, and congestion
Mouth care – helps in removing bad breath
HOW TO USE
Place in an oil warmer/burner
Add to unscented bath salts, shampoo or conditioner
Add to a carrier oil to make massage or bath and body oils