Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil and its name has its roots in Greek mythology. Pluto – God of the dead – fell in love with Minthe, a beautiful nymph. Pluto’s goddess wife, Persephone, became jealous and turned Minthe into a plant. Pluto could not bring her back to life but ensured that she would have a wonderful and fragrant aroma.
Peppermint essential oil has a fresh, minty aroma that has a cooling effect when inhaled or used on the skin. It is used by many people because peppermint essential oil helps with opening your sinuses when you have cold. It is also great to use as a massage oil blend to massage sore and strained muscles to ease pain and inflammation. Although peppermint essential oil helps with sore muscles, it is important to make sure that peppermint essential oil is properly diluted in an essential oil. Otherwise, it may cause irritation on your skin.
What goes with Peppermint Essential Oil?
Peppermint essential oil can be combined with other essential oils to make an aromatic blend. Peppermint essential oil blends well with oregano, eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, and more! There are no rules on which oil to blend with, it is up to your own tastes.
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General Safety Information: Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you’ve never used before.
Shelf Time: 3 years when it is store in a cool dry place protected from sunlight.