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Everyone loves the smell of Peppermint! It has a clean, fresh, minty aroma! But no one seems to know how to use Peppermint essential oil for aromatherapy. So I did a little studying and this is what I have found.

The Essential Oils Desk Reference talks about Peppermint on page 2.74. This is what it says:
“Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral, anti-parasitic (worms), anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain relieving, curbs appetite.”

“Uses: Rheumatism/arthritis, respiratory infections (pneumonia, tuberculosis, etc.), obesity, viral infections (herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cold sores, human papilloma virus, etc.), fungal infections/Candida, digestive problems, headaches, nausea, skin conditions (itchy skin, varicose veins, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis), scoliosis/lumbago/back problems.”

“Fragrant Influence: Purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati found that inhaling peppermint oil increased mental accuracy by 28%. Alan Hirsch, MD, researched peppermint’s stimulation of the brain’s satiety center (ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus) to curb appetite. When inhaled, it improves/restores sense of taste by stimulating the trigeminal nerve. University of Kiel researchers found that peppermint blocked headache pain”

I also found some tips here:
* 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.

Whoa! That sounds like an oil you would like to have on hand! If you decide to get some, please let me know so I can help you set up an account and order a bottle of Peppermint as a complementary service!

~Patricia Tripi

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me.
E-mail: patricia.tripi@gmail.com

Have a good and healthy day!


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