Peppermint essential oil is very effective on headaches and muscle relaxants. It also has cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic properties. Peppermint oil is especially helpful in releasing a tension headache. Inhaling diffused peppermint oil can help to unclog your sinuses and offer relief from a scratchy throat. Peppermint helps to open your airways, clear mucus and reduce congestion and is one of the best essential oils for colds, the flu, cough, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. Like many other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless.
Applications & Recipes
For massage, add 2-5 drops to 20 ml of carrier oil.
Add 4-12 drops to a bowl of steaming water/facial steamer and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes.
For diffusing, add 10-15 drops to a diffuser.
Add 5-10 drops to 10 ml of carrier oil for local application.