Peppermint Essential Oil

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What are the benefits of Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family and is one of the most popular mint herbs used. It is a hybrid mint that is a cross between spearmint and water mint. Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant and is used for a variety of different purposes. Peppermint can be found naturally in North America and Europe, but it is originally native to Mediterranean. This oil is one of the most versatile essential oils to use and it is one of the most popular oils next to Lavender essential oils. Peppermint has antimicrobial properties and has countless issues for which it is beneficial for, such as wellness of the body, mind and overall health.  Due to its antimicrobial properties, peppermint oil can be used as a cleaning solvent to sanitize and deodorize the environment.

There are many forms that peppermint can be found in such as essential oil, extracts and a capsule form. Peppermint has a sharp aroma that is cool and refreshing with a similar taste as well. The use of peppermint oil has been for medicinal purposes and essential oils when used correctly can improve your health. It has been known to help with GI conditions, it has been used to treat functional dyspepsia a condition that is characterized by bloating and pain in the stomach.

The specific ways peppermint oil helps ease the symptoms is it helps to relax and smooth the muscles of the GI tract, it has anti-inflammatory effect, it also decreases the sensation of pain by affecting the types of bacterial that naturally live in the GI tract.  A side from it helping with GI issues peppermint essential oil can treat many different issues such as nausea, headaches, helps with bacteria and yeast. This oil is great for the hair and skin. When used on the skin it has soothing and cooling abilities making it an effective component against acne.

Is Peppermint Essential oil safe to use?

Anything that  you use or consume will have some safety issues and possible side effects. Although peppermint essential oil is natural and safe to use, it is always recommended to use with a carrier oil when used on the skin.  There are some essential oils that are safe enough to consume in your beverages. Doterra essential oils is known to have the best essential oils that you can take internally and is 100% pure. Peppermint oil is generally safe but can be toxic when taken is very large doses. Again, you should always dilute essential oils before use.  

As the owner of Body Butters Creations all-natural skin care company, the use of essential oils in our products has been something we strive for in the creation of our products. We offer a variety of skin care products that contain a blend of natural butters, carrier oils and essential oils. If you are looking for products that contain peppermint essential oils our collection of natural body butters creams to lip care products contain 100% pure essential oils. You can browse our amazing line of products for all skin types and conditions. We create more than skin care we create food for the skin!

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