Peppermint – Essential oil
Peppermint – Essential oil
Format: 5 ml
Several millennia ago, this oil was already used in phytotherapy in Egypt and China. It was also used by the Greeks and the Hebrews to perfume themselves, while the Romans used it in their wine and sauces. This essential oil, often used to freshen the breath, is also known to fight against nausea and migraine. It can soothe many aches and pains and calm itching.1 One study mentions that it also facilitates hair growth.2
There are also many studies on this essential oil; for example, regarding its effectiveness for headaches and migraine, a study published in 2019 3 in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine compared the effects of intranasal lidocaine and peppermint essential oil on migraine episodes. The result: nasal application of peppermint essential oil resulted in a decrease in the intensity and frequency of headaches and provided similar relief to lidocaine in most patients.
Its smell is simply invigorating and its sensation of intense freshness are among its most popular assets. Did you know that this oil is also very good at flavoring desserts?
Recipes & Impressions - Yours
Marie M. S.: "Peppermint in my rosemary floral water is amazing."
Simon F.: "For headaches, I diluted 10% peppermint EO in jojoba oil, which I put in a roll-on. Great on the temples, behind the ears, above the eyebrows, middle of the forehead..."
Adelaide L.: "In the evening, I add a drop of peppermint oil to my jojoba oil to relieve my tired legs from long days at work."
Michèle L.: "A drop of peppermint in my chia and cocoa pudding, simply delicious!"
Analgesic, anesthetic, analgesic, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antinauseant, antipruritic, antispasmodic, digestive, refreshing, liver regulator, cardiac stimulant, tonic.
Olfaction, Diffusion, Oral use, Skin application, Cooking.
My botanical name: Mentha x piperita
My family: Lamaciae
My color: Colorless to pale yellow
My odor: Fresh, refreshing, pungent
Synergy: Eucalyptus, Italian Helichrysum, Rosemary
Before using any product containing essential oils, please check and follow the precautions, warnings and contraindications.
Before using an essential oil, if in doubt, here is a tolerance test that allows you to check your sensitivity to essential oils. Simply place 3 drops of the essential oil mixture in the hollow of the elbow or wrist and wait a few minutes for a topical reaction, or up to 48 hours for an allergic reaction. Caution: do not use essential oils that are said to be dermocaustic or phototoxic, as they may cause burns on the skin.
Do not apply them pure on the skin or on the mucous membranes.
Avoid any contact with the eyes.
Respect the recommended doses.
Keep out of reach of children.
Note: the properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy. They are regularly found there and for many confirmed by observations in scientific environment. However, this information is given for information purposes only, and in no way constitutes medical information, nor does it engage our responsibility. For any use in a therapeutic purpose, consult a health professional.
Notice: although natural, essential oils are active products that require responsible handling. In no case will Maison Jacynthe be held responsible for the consequences of an incorrect or careless application of these products or the methods presented.
2. Ji Young Oh, Min Ah Park, and Young Chul Kim. Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs. Toxicology Research, 2014 Dec, 30(4): 297–304; Peppermint does soothe IBS, NHS UK, Friday 14 November 2008. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4289931/
3. Rafieian-Kopaei M, Hasanpour-Dehkordi A, Lorigooini Z, Deris F, Solati K, Mahdiyeh F. Comparing the Effect of Intranasal Lidocaine 4% with Peppermint Essential Oil Drop 1.5% on Migraine Attacks: A Double-Blind Clinical Trial. Int J Prev 2019; 10:121. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31404204/