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Each essential oil has a specific effect on the body and has multiple useful and medicinal properties. Any influence is determined by the rich and unique composition of a particular essential oil. Peppermint essential oil is no exception. It is very useful for humans. Due to its healing properties, mint oil is widely used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes, as well as in cooking. We will talk with you today about the peculiarities of using peppermint oil.
Mint essential oil is obtained from the flowering top of the plant, as well as the leaves. If we talk about the chemical composition of peppermint essential oil, then it is as follows: carvacrol, menthol, pinene, terpinene, menthyl acetate, cineole, fellandrene, limonene, thymol, neomenthol. Peppermint oil has tonic properties.
The scents that mint produces have a physical, mental and emotional impact on the human body.
Mint essential oil contains molecules that can affect the human nervous system, while correcting the emotional state and physical activity. The aroma of peppermint essential oil is able to tone up a tired body, restore strength and relieve stress. The smell of mint acts very favorably at the moment when you need to cheer up, shake up and continue to work or some other important matter. It has an excellent effect on the nervous system, a bright and fresh aroma can magically awaken anyone.
An interesting effect of peppermint essential oil is that it increases the mental activity of the fair sex. The scent of mint increases confidence, removes tension and stiffness, refreshes and truly invigorates.
Peppermint essential oil is no less effective in treating colds, perfectly kills viruses and microbes, and can reduce body temperature.
Essential mint oil with loss of voice and slight hoarseness gives a softening effect. Significantly improves cerebral circulation, affects blood vessels as an antispasmodic agent.
Peppermint essential oil can quickly relieve almost any pain, both headache and menstrual, muscle pain. With a toothache for a while, oil can numb the pain, besides, mint is good at eliminating bad breath.
For people suffering from seasickness, peppermint oil is a salvation, it eliminates vomiting, dizziness and nausea.
It is mint that is part of some well-known heart drugs, such as Zelenin Drops, Validol and others.
Features of the use of peppermint oil
Peppermint essential oil is the lightest of all oils containing menthol, it is also successfully used in cosmetology, and is suitable for all skin types.
The use of oil for oily skin provides a narrowing of pores, regulates the work of the sebaceous glands. For dry skin, peppermint oil helps to retain moisture. In addition, mint removes traces of fatigue; when using this oil, it will not be noticeable at all that a person has not slept all night. Best suited specifically for oily skin, eliminating inflammation, acne, bacterial dermatitis. Peppermint essential oil can heal the skin at the first manifestations of eczema.
Peppermint essential oil for aroma lamps and inhalations
It is best to use peppermint oil in an even number of drops.
Aromolamps approximately 4-6 drops.
Warm inhalations can be carried out with peppermint oil. To do this, add about 2-4 drops of oil. The duration of the procedure is no more than 5 minutes. It is advisable to use for a lingering cold.
Hot baths and mint oil massage
You can take hot baths with peppermint oil by adding 2-6 drops of oil to the water. In the sauna, you can also inhale healing vapors, dripping 2-4 drops, depending on the area.
Massages and compresses with peppermint oils are also very beneficial for the body. It is not necessary to apply oil to the skin in its pure form. Add 4-6 drops to cosmetic oil. You can add oil to the base cream for cosmetic purposes, about 6 drops per 15 grams of cream.
Peppermint Oil Treatment Recipes
It is recommended to mix peppermint oil with vegetable oil and apply in the following cases:
If 5-7 drops of peppermint oil add to 10 ml. alcohol, you get an excellent alcohol solution, which is used for the sauna.
Undiluted peppermint oil, about 1-2 drops, is applied to the tooth in case of pain, to the temples. To protect against insects, drip a couple of drops on any part of the skin.
In aroma medallions, 2 drops of oil are used.
Inside, peppermint oil can be used for heartburn, but do it with extreme caution, adding 2 drops to a tablespoon of kefir.
You can add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to jam and wash it down with kefir or tea, juice.
And if you add 6-8 drops of mint essential oil to a two-hundred-gram pack of tea, you will get an incredibly tasty and aromatic tea. It has a carminative, diaphoretic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, analgesic effect. It has a good effect on the work of the stomach, liquefies phlegm, increases mental activity. You can use this tea at elevated temperatures, general loss of strength.
In addition to the fact that mint essential oil is an excellent medicinal and cosmetic product, it is successfully used in cooking.
In addition, the smell of mint is categorically intolerant of insects, so it can be an excellent repellent. And if you put an aroma lamp with mint oil or just sprinkle it where rodents and cockroaches are found, then very soon the pests will flee from this place and will never return. And if you mix mint with some other smelling oil, for example, eucalyptus, the effect will be even brighter, and the rodents will simply leave, and not die, as when using pesticides.
Peppermint oil is absolutely harmless for pets and children.
It is categorically contraindicated to apply peppermint oil to the skin of children under seven years of age. It is also impossible to use peppermint essential oil for bronchitis, as it can reduce, or even completely cancel the effect of homeopathic medicines.
You should not use peppermint oil in the evening, as it can cause sleep disturbance, the oil invigorates, and it will be problematic to fall asleep.
It is contraindicated to use peppermint essential oil throughout pregnancy, as well as during lactation. Avoid applying peppermint oil to the eye area. Plus, peppermint essential oil can cause allergies. Therefore, be careful before using for the first time.