Peppermint essential oil enhances digestion, increases concentration, energy and reduces mental fatigue and muscle tension. It is antiseptic, reducing acne and blemished skin. Use peppermint to enhance lymphatic drainage, reduce headaches and low back spasms. Peppermint blends well with Lemon, Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Pink Grapefruit, Rosemary and Spearmint. Peppermint will always dominate a blend, although Eucalyptus competes very intensely . Peppermint is an excellent therapeutic essential oil. Never use it in a perfume blend. One little drop and all you will smell is Peppermint. Since the scent reminds people of candy, Peppermint is best left in the kitchen.
Pulegone in peppermint is listed by WHO as cancer causing. My peppermint and other mint oils are terpene free, greatly reducing pulegone availability. This is another reason why I don't recommend ingesting essential oils. They are only regarded safe as flavorings.Essential oils are quicker and non toxic to the liver used topically or inhaled.
I use it in skincare and shampoos to increase circulation and reduce dandruff.
For External Use Only.