Peppermint Essential Oil 15 ml by Young Living
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint’s supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint’s role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application. Peppermint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water. Peppermint has an approximate ORAC of 373,455 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
How to Use
For dietary, aromatic, or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat’s or rice milk.Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Do not apply neat to a fresh wound or burn. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
- Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to help aid normal digestion.
- Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
- Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.
- Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
- Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
- Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil or rub a drop on to your abdomen to soothe minor stomach discomfort.
Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ peppermint essential oil
Peppermint Essential Oils can Increase your
Clarity and Support Healthy Digestion
Peppermint Essential Oils is one of the most highly regarded herbs for supporting healthy digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort
It is also a key oil in the Raindrop Technique. Place it in your water or put it on the back of your neck to stay cool.
I personally like to use it to clear my head and help with clarity. During the hot months, I put a drop or two in my drinking water, or make a cooling mist to spray my skin.
This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Peppermint Essential Oils. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
What is the Genus Species? Mentha piperita
Why is this information important? There are several different many different hybrids of Peppermint that are grown all over the world. As a matter of fact, most books note that Peppermint may actually be a hybrid between the water mint and spearmint plants.
Some companies may try to substitute a species within the family and try to sell it! So make sure you know your source and you are purchasing the right genus species!
Where is the name derived from? Peppermint comes from a Latin word “mente” meaning “thought”.
Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves and stems
What is the ORAC Value? 37,300 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Blueberries = 2,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Peppermint was one of the ingredients found in “Four Thieves Vinegar” or “Marseilles Vinegar”?
What are the Plant Properties? Uplifting, energizing yet soothing.
What are the Documented Uses for Peppermint? Supports healthy digestive system.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Aromatic scent is fresh and cool.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Small amounts of peppermint essential oils can cleanse the spiritual bodies and increase attunement with the soul so that intuitive awareness increases. Fears may also be minimized, especially those having to do with motion (riding, skiing, and flying).
This is particularly good oil when there is resistance to learn a new subject or to move in a new direction. It cools and calms the mind and eliminates the fear of the unknown.
What Chakra is Affected? Root, sacral, solar plexus and throat chakras.
What are the corresponding Chakra Colors? Green and violet.
How do I use it?
Dilute 50:50, and then,
- Apply several drops (2-4) on location, abdomen and temples
- Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
- Directly inhale
- Diffuse, or
- May be used as a dietary supplement.
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, use it to support normal digestion. Use in the car or trailer.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic grade! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Peppermint essential oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). It is approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA).
Watch your eyes or cuts when using peppermint oil! Place a pure vegetable oil on location if irritation or stinging occurs. Do not use water! It will worsen the symptoms!
Peppermint oil should not be used on children younger than 6 years of age and should be avoided if a person has high blood pressure. May cause skin irritation, therefore dilution is recommended. Use cautiously during pregnancy.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that the genus name for peppermint comes from a Greek myth? The story tells that the nymph, Mentha, who was pursued by Pluto, was crushed to dust by his wife Persephone. Pluto changed her back into a sweet smelling peppermint plant!
Did you know that Dr. Dembar from the University of Cincinnati, studies the mental accuracy of students when inhaling peppermint oil?