Power of Peppermint

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Many of you know that Peppermint is one of my favorite essential oils – I do not leave home without it!!

Peppermint is so versatile. I inhale it to stay alert or to relieve a headache. I have placed a drop and rubbed on my belly for a stomach ache. My friend places a drop on the back of her neck to decrease a hot flash. My colleague uses a drop of Peppermint in a teaspoon of honey and mixes with her favorite tea to relieve sinus congestion.

Did you know that recent research supports the benefits of Peppermint for radiation protection? Studies done with mice found that Peppermint protected them against radiation induced sickness (Baliga & Rao, 2010).

Peppermint is a warm oil and may be sensitive for some skin types. Always dilute in a carrier oil before putting onto the body such as the soles of the feet.

For more information about using Peppermint, check out the reports on my website – www.debrareis.com.