Peppermint Essential Oil

December 27, 2015

Massage Oils –

 

Some essential oils are very toxic and should only be used internally on the advice of a qualified aroma therapist or naturopath.   Many of the oils are unsuitable to use if certain conditions exist, such as epilepsy or pregnancy.  Please note the caution contained at the end of each relevant entry.

 

Peppermint (Mentha pipereita)

 

MASSAGE APPLICATIONS: Asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu and fever.

Collic, indigestion, nausea.

Fainting, headache, mental fatigue, nervous stress, palpitations.

Bad breath.

Muscular pain, neuralgia.

CAUTION: Use in smaller quantities than other oils – 1% is plenty.  Never use during pregnancy

 

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

 

MASSAGE APPLICATIONS:  The properties and uses of spearmint are similar to those of peppermint but  are less powerful, making the oil more suitable for children.