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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Shirkey

Peppermint Essential Oil - Benefits & Uses

Peppermint oil is one of the most versatile essential oils out there. It was first cultivated for medical use in eighteenth-century England. However, some peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 B.C. and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids. Additionally, in Ancient Greece, Aristotle believed the herb to be a natural aphrodisiac. This essential oil dates back thousands of years, but what do people use it for today?

Peppermint essential oil is a holistic approach to your cleaning, health, and atmospheric fragrances. The oil can be mixed in cleaning products due to its significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities. Many people use this with tea tree oil and water to create their own natural cleaning products at home.

For fragrances, many people love the smell of peppermint in candles, soaps, and other items used in your home. Peppermint gives the mind and body cooling sensations to help relax. Additionally, some people enjoy the smell because it makes them think of Christmas time!

Peppermint essential oil also works as a strong antioxidant, displays anti-tumor actions in lab studies, shows anti-allergenic potential, and pain-killing effects. This oil also helps to relax the gastrointestinal tract and may be chemo-preventive.

Some of the most common uses:

  • Relieve muscle and joint pain

  • Sinus care and other respiratory benefits

  • Seasonal allergy relief

  • Increase energy and improve exercise performance

  • Alleviate headaches

  • Improve IBS symptoms

  • Freshen breath and support oral health

  • Promote hair growth and reduce dandruff

  • Relieve itchiness

  • Repel bugs naturally

  • Reduce nausea

  • Improve colic symptoms

  • Boost skin health

  • Sunburn protection and relief

  • Potential anti-cancer agent

At Timshel Apothecary, we handcraft small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. Additionally, we focus on holistic health that heals the mind, body, and soul. Our products are guaranteed to protect you, your family, and your home from harmful toxins providing peace of mind through a holistic and natural alternative. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of our customers and the environment. We aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

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