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5-Reasons to Use Peppermint Aromatherapy

Oct 31, 2017

In addition to smelling GREAT, the cooling scent of Peppermint has great benefits to our body systems. Peppermint is used to help treat numerous ailments. The scent of peppermint has benefits on the nervous system, the immune system and the digestive system.

 

  1. Peppermint can help you feel more energized

 

Peppermint acts as a stimulant on the Central Nervous system. It helps to wake up your brain! Peppermint improves mental function by helping you think more clearly. In my personal experience that Peppermint helped me to be more productive throughout my day, AND it has made me more joyful while getting the work done. What is not to love about that? 

  1. Peppermint is uplifting to the mood

 

The essential oil in Peppermint can help you feel more at ease. It can help uplift your mood and relieve mental and physical tension. Just diffuse some Peppermint in your home or workplace to induce this happy state of productivity. Or perhaps, add it to your next massage to enhance your session, and your well being. 

  1. Peppermint can help ease aches and pains

 

Peppermint acts as an analgesic on the body. An analgesic is a natural pain reliever. Analgesic herbs send the signal to the brain to stop sending the signal of pain to areas in the body. Because of the pain relieving quality of Peppermint, it may be worth it to give it a try when suffering from headaches or migraines. Be sure to put the essential oil in a carrier oil with the correct dilution ratio. You can apply the oil to your joints and muscle that cause you some trouble. Perhaps add Peppermint aromatherapy to your next massage and feel the your muscles and joint pain cool off and dissipate. 

  1. Peppermint is a great herbal ally for digestive troubles

 

If you experience tummy trouble, Peppermint may be your new favorite essential oil. It is a great ally for those with IBS, IBD, colic. It also helps ease nausea, flatulence, and travel sickness. Be beware! Do not use Peppermint for heartburn. It will actually make your heartburn worse.

 

  1. Peppermint can be in assistance while you have a cold or the flu

 

Peppermint is a diaphoretic, meaning it induces sweating when you have a fever. When you sweat when you have a fever it is helping to remove the toxins from you body. It also helps to counter act infection. Just diffuse Peppermint in your home or workplace to feel the ffects on healing your virus.

 

Are you ready to try Peppermint yet? With all the great benefits from using this cooling scent, why not give it a try? 

Listed below are reasons to NOT use/try Peppermint(without consent from a doctor):

  1. If you are pregnant get a doctors consent
  2. Do not use Peppermint if you are experiencing heartburn. It will make the heartburn worse. 

 

Be sure to check the warning labels on the Peppermint oil you purchase. Be sure to follow the dilution recommendation that is on the label. Peppermint has always been one of my all time favorite herbal allies, and one of my favorite scents to diffuse. I hope you enjoy the magic of Peppermint as much as I do. Thank you for reading this post to the end. 

 

In Light and in Love-

Erin

 

P.S. If you enjoyed this post, or think Peppermint could be useful to someone you know, please share (: 

 

Sources: 

 

http://bioweb.uwlax.edu/bio203/s2009/johnson_nic4/Habitat%20&%20Adaptation.htm

http://www.herbsandnaturalremedies.com/herbs/peppermint.htm

https://www.spiritualscents.com/p-243-essential-oil-peppermint.aspx

http://herbs.lovetoknow.com/History_of_Peppermint

http://www.saskiasfloweressences.com/peppermint.html

Hoffman, David. The Complete Herbs Sourcebook: An A to Z Guide of Herbs to Cure Your

Everyday Ailments. London: Harper, 2013. Print.

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