There are many varieties of mint. Mint picked after cooler nights contains more menthol. Peppermint is a menthol-rich plant. Refreshing and stimulating, menthol stimulates intellectual abilities and maintains concentration and alertness.
Peppermint is often used to aid digestion. The well-known mint aroma is known for both its warming and cooling potential, so it can be used for athletic training and muscle regeneration (joint pain, rheumatism). It is also known to fight cramps, fatigue, depression, headaches, migraines, stress, nausea and the upper respiratory tract. It is said to be a good detoxifier for the body.
- Helps clear the airways
- Helps fight indigestion, motion sickness and motion sickness
- Anti-inflammatory, to be used in massage with a vegetable oil (e.g. arnica) to warm the muscles, but also for regeneration after exertion
- Anti-inflammatory, to be used in massage with vegetable oil against rheumatic and joint pain
Sleep and energy
- Promotes concentration
- Analgesic against headaches
Synergy with the following oils: Basil, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Rosemary, Cypress, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Mint, Pine
Recommended dosage (according to current European regulations):
- Cooking: 1 to 2 drops per 2 kg or per 2 litres of preparation.
Examples of use:
- Diluted in vegetable oil, at the rate of 100 drops per 100 ml of vegetable oil. Apply by massage to muscles, bruises and the abdomen
- 2 drops on a cloth, breathe regularly to help concentration, combat nausea and headaches
- in diffusion, mix with other oils without exceeding 1 to 3% for a refreshing effect.
- Photosensitising essential oil: do not expose yourself to the sun after use.
- Wash hands before and after using essential oils.
- Do not use on pregnant women during the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- Breastfeeding women: Ask your doctor for advice.
- Must not be used on babies and children under 7 years of age.
- Keep essential oil bottles away from children.