Peppermint in a footbath or a foot massage cream is one of the best things for tired, achy feet. It is stimulating and tingly. It has the advantage of being antifungal, anti-inflammatory, stimulating to the circulatory system, and analgesic. What more could you want for tired feet? A strong cup of the Peppermint herb tea is a great remedy for an upset stomach. The essential oil can also be used to aid digestion: you can add 2 drops to an oz. of carrier and rub it on your belly for a similar effect. Try it in a bathroom spray. It leaves the room smelling fresh. It is great to diffuse in very small amounts during the day, bringing a stimulating aroma into any room. Great in cool compresses for nausea, headaches and travel sickness. Excellent in reducing acute, hot pain. Note: Peppermint batch 112 is from Italy. Both batches are lovely. Italy is somewhat softer.
|Country of Origin||Australia|
|Extraction Method||Steam Distilled|
Emotional and Energetic Qualities
Uplifts and stimulates to the mind to combat fatigue
Stimulates digestion of new ideas and creativity
Supports self confidence
The Indian distiller of this essential oil has been distilling essential oils for the past 20 years. His company uses their own essential oils to make a variety of aromatherapy products, and exports pure essential oils around the globe. Along with their own distilling they hire rural Indian farmers to grow aromatic plants and distill oil for them. These essential oils are distilled at the farmers’ fields in a portable distillery so that the flowers, roots, and leaves are fresh when distilled. The quality and vibrancy of their oils is unsurpassed.
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May cause skin or mucous membrane irritation. From experience, we recommend using a maximum of 1-2% dilution for topical use. Robert Tisserand officially recommends a maximum of 5%. May antidote homeopathic remedies. Avoid using with children under five years—can be neurotoxic when applied near the face. Contraindicated in case of cardiac fibrillation and for G6PD deficiency. There is a perception that menthol-rich oils can potentially affect blood clotting, but according to Robert Tisserand, it is not sufficient to be cautioned against anticoagulant medication.
The suggested shelf life is 4-5 years.
|Batch Number||Distillation Date|