Peppermint Essential Oil 100% Pure
|Name||Peppermint Essential Oil|
|Color||Very pale yellow|
|Aroma||Cool and minty, with a blast of freshness|
|Blend Ideas||Basil, Black Pepper, Cilantro, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Rosemary, Spearmint (will lighten peppermint if you cut the recipe’s peppermint to 1/2 peppermint and 1/2 spearmint), Sweet Orange, Tea Tree, Wintergreen, and Ylang Ylang|
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I have to say that I LOVE this peppermint essential oil! When I started using oils, I was introduced to peppermint in the first three oils I ever had. That peppermint was like opening a bag of Sonic mints. Brought memories back (yes, I worked at Sonic during high school and college). Very few peppermint oils have come close to comparing to that scent — until this one. Don’t get me wrong, they were still great oils . . . they just didn’t smell like candy. This one does. Michigan’s rectified peppermint oil is by far my favorite.
I like to diffuse peppermint to help concentration and dispel mental fatigue. Just a drop, maybe two (too much can irritate nasal passages) . . . and usually mixed with lemon, grapefruit, or sweet orange. I love the way those work in concert with the peppermint! It’s a fabulous “pick me up.” I don’t diffuse it at night. That’s not a good time for peppermint.
When I’ve been outside in summertime heat, peppermint essential oil mixed with a lightweight carrier (a dilution of 1%-2%), like fractionated coconut oil, in a spray bottle is one of my best friends. The cooling effect of the menthol in the peppermint is amazing! This works when the hubby’s been playing with the heat in winter, too. He’s one of those 85 in winter, 20 in summer kind of people . . . thank goodness for cooling and warming effects of different oils, but I digress. Diluted peppermint on my feet at night soothes tired feet and allows them to cool down. I cannot go to sleep with hit feet!
Some people like it diluted in a carrier as tension relief on the temples and back of the neck.
Some like to smell it to help fight a queasy tummy. I find that the scent does help, but sometimes I prefer ginger. We do use peppermint in the car. I read. He drives. Peppermint helps both mine and my dog’s tummies on car rides, however, I also enjoy a mixture of lavender & frankincense in carrier behind my ears for car ride queasies. She (my dog) requires a drop of lavender on her collar as well. Maybe we’re just tough cookies when it comes to motion sickness. If peppermint alone doesn’t help, you may want to try the others. Either way, the peppermint will help your driver stay focused.
Peppermint essential oil has so many uses that it’s one in my first aid oils. I don’t leave home without it!
With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.