Peppermint Essential Oil


I really love the smell of peppermint so it’s no surprise that it is one of my favorite essential oils (EO).  I learned from Liz Leopardi, blogger for Master Aromatherapist Leiann King, that:

Peppermint comes from the plant’s leaves and, as leaves are the lungs of a plant, they help the humans’ lungs and sinuses. That’s why Peppermint is also important for colds, allergies and asthma, not only for its lung-assisting properties but also for immune support.

How cool is that?  Leaves are the “lungs” of a plant and so peppermint essential oil supports aspects of the body’s respiratory system.

Liz goes on to also discuss safely using peppermint EO.

An excellent example of our “less is more” approach to essential oil use and safety, one drop of Peppermint equals 27 cups of peppermint tea. It is a member of both the ketone and monoterpenol chemical families but a bit of a “stand-out” in each family. Why? Peppermint is the only essential oil in either family with safety precautions.

Visit her blog post to learn those individuals who should avoid peppermint EO and how spearmint EO may be an alternative.

I love to use peppermint EO in my refreshing sprays to cool down in the summer, to deter insects, and in my underarm deodorant.  Plus so much more.  How do you use peppermint EO?

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