Organic Japanese Peppermint Oil-
Aroma: Minty, sweet, menthol
Aromatherapy Benefits: Cooling, refreshing, energizing
Corresponding Element: Water
Corresponding Planet: Venus, Mercury
Benefits: Peppermint oil is known as one of the most versatile essential oils and has a number of beneficial uses. Use it to relieve sore muscles, reduce skin itching, discomfort and inflammation, and sooth joint pain, muscle cramps, and spasms. Its cooling and calming properties help to alleviate headaches, backpain, and foot fatigue, and it can enhance relaxation, concentration, and memory while promoting energy and wakefulness. It is well known for its anti-microbial and anti-fungal qualities, and makes an excellent homemade cleanser and sanitizer. It is also an effective natural insect deterrent.
Energetic Uses: Peppermint refreshes and restores vital energy while also soothing the body and promoting clarity. It is excellent for clearing the chakras and balancing emotions, and is often used to help clear headaches.
History and Folklore: There are more than 25 true species of mint found throughout the world. Peppermint has a long history as a stomach soother and was found in Egyptian pyramids as early as 1000 BC. During the 18th century it became popular for nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, respiratory infections and menstrual disorders. The Ancient Greeks used it to promote clarity and insight and its continued use is believed to enhance psychic ability.
Primary Chakra Activation: 3rd (solar plexus), 6th (third eye)
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam distilled
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.