Peppermint Essential Oil

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Peppermint essential oil provides a familiar, recognizable scent, but it is so much more than just a nostalgic, fresh aroma. This oil can be diffused to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can also apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be very soothing after hard physical activity.


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What It’s For

There are so many uses for peppermint essential oil. Many people love to smell peppermint straight from the bottle because the bright, sharp aroma helps increase alertness and focus. Additionally, a whiff of peppermint can open the airways and support respiration. The cooling sensation of peppermint not only helps beat the heat, it can soothe sore, fatigued muscles as well.

The fresh scent of peppermint not only helps bring clarity of mind, but it can actually help with overcoming fears.

Constituent Highlight

Peppermint contains a high concentration of the phenol menthone. This constituent provides the cooling effect peppermint has on the skin, as well as increasing mental focus and clarity.

Who Should Use Peppermint Essential Oil

This essential oil is one that every household needs to have on hand. Whether diffused to deodorize and uplift, or applied topically to clear confusion and increase clarity, people love to use peppermint! For more great ways to use this oil, check out 10 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil.

Companion Products

Many people love to combine peppermint with lavender and lemon in the diffuser. A few drops of these three essential oils brings an uplifting, clarifying aroma to any environment.

Don’t Have Peppermint Essential Oil?

Please go and order some now! You will find so many ways to enjoy this ever-popular blend. If you prefer a slightly softer aroma, check out spearmint essential oil instead.

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