Peppermint Essential Oil - Benefits and Uses

Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant. It has a cooling sensation and a fresh, minty aroma.
Essential oil
Where to get
Commonly found in health food stores, online retailers, and natural health stores.
Prepared by Lee Cheng, reviewed by Jane Cox

Peppermint Essential Oil FAQ

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What is peppermint essential oil?

Peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family. It’s a hybrid mint that’s a cross between spearmint and watermint. It can be found naturally in North America and Europe. Peppermint essential oil can be extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant and is used for a variety of purposes.

What is peppermint oil used for?

Peppermint oil is known for its cooling, invigorating, expectorant, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, energy-boosting and pain-relieving properties. It is one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, with its top uses including pain relief, respiratory aid, allergy relief and increased energy. What are the potential side effects?

How do you use peppermint essential oil?

DIY Peppermint Spray:Mixing a few drops of peppermint essential oil with water in a spray bottle gives you an instant refreshing room spray. It's excellent for bathrooms, living spaces, or even as a quick spritz on your face on a warm day (ensure your eyes are closed!). In Baths:Add a few drops to your bathtub for a spa-like experience.

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