• Peppermint Essential Oil 2 oz

    Peppermint Essential Oil
    Origin:Yakima, Wa                                                                   Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita

    Peppermint essential oil is one of the most versatile oils in the world.  It has been in use for over 5,000 years.  There are many mind, body, health issues it can help.  Simply smelling it increases energy.

    The peppermint plant is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint.  Essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and flowers.  Menthol and menthone are the most active ingredients.

    A few common uses of peppermint oil include:
    1.  Calming digestive issues (add 1 drop of EO to a glass of water).
    2.  Relieving headaches and stuffy sinuses (Inhale diffused peppermint oil).
    3.  Improving mental focus (simply remove the cap, take a whiff).

    General Safety Considerations for Essential Oil Use

    Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Do not leave a bottle which has no fixed integral dropper where a child could take off the cap and consume contents.

    • Do not use directly on or near the eyes; ensure caution with compresses. Most diluted essential oils will sting the eyes; if accidents happen, flush with clean warm water; if NEAT oils get is the eye, immediately flush with cold full fat milk, or vegetable oil to dilute. If stinging is not alleviated, seek medical assistance.
    • Do not, unless otherwise advised by an expert, apply neat essential oil onto the skin.
    • To remove neat oil spills on hands, use cream or vegetable oil to dilute, apply soap, wash with warm water; may need to be repeated.
    • Never assume that an essential oil will have the same properties as credited to the whole plant from which it is obtained.
    • Ingesting any oil should only be undertaken under the supervision of a professional health advisor and never exceed the suggested amount.
    • Essential oils should always be used diluted over a large body area.
    • Excess (of EOs) can cause headaches, nausea and general feeling of uneasiness; drink plenty of water, get fresh air, take frequent breaks.
    • Do not drive a motor vehicle (or allow client to) immediately following a relaxation treatment or after using soporific oils (e.g., clary sage)
    • Regulate the frequency when using essential oils. If used daily over a two week period, give a week's grace before recommencing treatment.
    • Reduce the chance of acquiring a sensitivity reaction from constant use of same oil(s) over several years by varying choices. This gives the body a break from constant use.
    • If any kind of skin rash is observed when using a particular essential oil, stop using it immediately and try another oil.