Peppermint essential oil is one of the base oils in natural essential oils. Thanks to the aroma as well as the good effects on the health of the user.
Liquid type, viscous, yellow-green color. Extracted from mint tree (Mentha arvensis L. (Asian mint), or Mentha piperita L. (U mint)). Tree of temperate Eurasia. In Viet Nam, there are trees that grow wild in the mountains, where the soil is moist and cool, and imported strains are grown in many places, but the quality of essential oils depends on microclimate and care conditions.
This is an ancient herb that originated in Europe. Mint contains about 10 – 30% menthone and 35% menthol. Peppermint essential oil is prepared through the distillation of fresh mint plants.
Benefits of Uses Peppermint Essential Oil
Not only in the perfumery, cosmetics, and food industries; Medical experts and herbalists also appreciate peppermint essential oil because of the great values it brings.
Studies have found that menthol has many positive effects on a number of common health problems today. The effects include:
1. Helps digestion, improves indigestion
Peppermint essential oil is considered a natural substitute; for medicines to reduce spasms of the large intestine. It works by relaxing the muscles of your intestines,; This can also reduce bloating. Immediately apply the following:
- Method 1: Drink a 200ml glass of water with 1 drop of peppermint essential oil before meals.
- Method 2: Mix 1ml of peppermint essential oil with 30ml of carrier oil (almond oil, sunflower oil, apricot kernel oil, Sachi ..) (ratio 1:30) into a sealed bottle to use gradually. Warm the solution and apply the mixture on the abdomen after daily meals. This will help your intestines digest better,; especially with indigestible food. Can be used for children 3 years and older.
2. Uses Peppermint Essential Oil to Effective hair care
Add 3ml of essential oil to a 500ml bottle of shampoo or shower gel. Shake well to wash to help cool the scalp and body,; Improve the effectiveness of skin and hair care.
After shampooing, dry the hair, brush 2-3 drops of essential oil on the hair; Helps soften hair and reduce breakage.
If you want to stimulate hair growth; increase blood circulation to the scalp, use a combination of peppermint,; grapefruit flower essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, basil essential oil (ratio 1:1:1:1). Swipe and massage the mixture with the flesh of your fingers into the scalp for about 5 minutes.
3. Uses Peppermint Essential Oil to Treat dandruff and oily hair
Pour about 50ml of water into a spray bottle and add a few drops of peppermint essential oil . This mixture can be used as a natural conditioner. This method not only makes the hair less greasy, but also has the effect of eliminating dandruff very effectively.
4. Relaxing bath
Other areas of the skin that have a lot of sebum, such as the back, are often prone to breakouts. In this case,; put 15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil in a hot bath; and gently massage the skin. The mucus will be removed, and the blood circulation will also be better.
5. Uses Peppermint Essential Oil to Body massage
Mix a few drops of peppermint essential oil into a carrier oil or body cream; (ratio of 5 drops – 10ml of carrier oil) apply to the skin after bathing. Your skin is relaxed and becomes rosy,; more fresh.
6. Uses Peppermint Essential Oil to treatment Acne
Facial steaming with peppermint essential oil is very good for acne-prone skin,; oily skin, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial,; Skin tightening and oil regulation.
How to do it: Add 3 to 5 drops of peppermint essential oil to a cup of hot water. Put a towel over your head and inhale.
Dot the essential oil on the acne spots, twice a day. Peppermint contains a lot of menthol which will help antibacterial,; ripen acne quickly, astringent acne,; Quickly fade dark spots and help acne not recur.
You can combine both facial steaming and applying with essential oils for quick results.
7. Reduce allergy symptoms on the skin
Apply peppermint essential oil or lemon eucalyptus oil directly to the nose; to reduce the signs of redness caused by pollen allergies.
When there are signs of rash or poisoning on the skin,; use peppermint essential oil mixed with lavender essential oil; to apply directly. This mixture will cool and soothe the annoying itch quickly.
9. Uses Peppermint Essential Oil to Prevent tooth decay
Mix 5 drops of peppermint essential oil with 500ml of filtered water as a mouthwash; (combining add 1 drop of cinnamon will make the taste more fragrant). Shake well before using.
Make homemade toothpaste,; or add one drop under the tongue followed with a glass of water; It also freshens the breath naturally.
10. Foot soak
Our feet are subjected to a lot of pressure every day. Soothe tired feet with this recipe: one cup of sea salt, 1/3 cup olive oil and six drops of peppermint essential oil. After washing the feet with water,; soak your feet in this mixture and gently massage your feet,; then rinse with water.
Salt will help remove dead cells,; and menthol in peppermint essential oil softens sore muscles,; help the foot quickly return to a state of balance.
11. Treat headaches caused by drinking alcohol, nervous tension
To support natural recovery from headaches and mental stress,; rub 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil into the temples (avoiding the eye area); forehead and back of the neck as quickly as possible. This essential oil is also recommended for headaches caused by heavy drinking.
12. Sinusitis treatment
Put a few drops of peppermint essential oil in a cup of hot water to gargle; May help loosen sinuses and relieve sore throats. Pure peppermint essential oil acts as an expectorant; and can help relieve colds, coughs, sinusitis, asthma; and bronchitis.
13. Reduce fever quickly in children over 3 years old
Mix peppermint essential oil with coconut oil and rub it on your baby’s neck and bottom; to help stabilize the fever instead of taking aspirin; or other drugs.
14. Uses Peppermint Essential Oil to Cure colds and flu
Add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil to 1 liter of hot water,; Cover your head and breathe in the steam.
Headaches: Dab menthol on your fingertips and rub it on your temples.
Cure stuffy nose: Inhale peppermint essential oil , preferably using an aromatherapy lamp or an essential oil burner.
Cold relief: drop 2 drops of peppermint essential oil into an essential oil burner,; 10 min steam blanket. Can be combined with 1 drop of lemongrass essential oil to increase the effect.
15. Uses Peppermint Essential Oil to Repel Insects
Mix alcohol and spray water on places where there are insects and parasites such as ants,; spiders, cockroaches, mosquitoes, lice. Can refer to Insect Repellent Essential Oil.
In folklore, mint is often grown as an effective way of repelling mice. What if you can’t plant trees around the house? Just use the bottle of essential oil to soak the small cotton balls placed around the house,; on the track of the mouse. Only a short time after that, your house will no longer have any mice.
Notice how to use
- Absolutely not used for pregnant women, children under 3 years old
- Do not apply directly on the skin, but need to be diluted with a carrier oil.
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This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment.
Ref : medicalnewstoday.com; tinhdau.info; hellobacsi.com; healthline.com