Peppermint is a cross between a number of wild mints. The true peppermint plant cannot reproduce, so propagation through the root system below the soil is needed...
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Parts Used: entire herb
Source: steam distillation of the flowering tops of the herb native to Europe
Description and Odor Effect: a pale yellow liquid with a piercing minty-camphoraceous odor. Its odor effect is stimulating and cooling.
Nature: uplifting, stimulating, warming, purifying, soothing
Blends well with: benzoin, bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, rosemary
Physical Uses: Peppermint oil has a beneficial effect on digestive tract, respiratory tract and circulation. It aids in digestive problems of any kind; indigestion, stomach cramps, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea, colic, nausea and vomiting. It is clearing for sinus congestion, asthma, coughs, bronchitis, colds and influenza. The cool menthol stimulant eases fevers, headaches, migraines, muscle aches, neuralgia and rheumatic pain. It cleans and purifies the skin and can be used as a mouthwash for halitosis (bad breath).
Mental and Emotional Uses: The scent of peppermint oil encourages positivity while overcoming negativity, shock, hysteria, and mental fatigue. It is cool and clearing, and helps with clarity and focus.
Caution: Avoid during pregnancy. Use in lowest concentrations as it may irritate sensitive skin. Too much peppermint will also overpower your blends.
Therapeutic Properties: alterative (mild), analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, anticonvulsive, antidepressant, antidiarrhoeic, antigalactagogue, anti-inflammatory, antineuralgic, antiphlogistic, antipruritic, antiseptic, antispasmodic (digestive system), antitoxic (gastrointestinal poisoning), antitussive, antiviral, aperitive, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, depurative, digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, febrifuge, hepatic, insect repellent, invigorating, nervine, parasiticide, refreshing, refrigerant, restorative, stimulant (nervous system), stomachic, sudorific, tonic (heart), uplifting, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge
Applications: massage and bath oils, add to mouthwash, compress, inhalation, air spray, burner, deodorizer, vaporise
Peppermint Magic: Its presence raises the vibrations of an area. Fresh peppermint on the altar will call good spirits to be present and aid you in magic. Invokes the power of healing of people or places.
Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil
To ease stomach cramps:
- 2 drops Peppermint
- 4 drops Ginger
- 4 drops Nutmeg
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