Peppermint – Mentha piperita

The peppermint plant is actually a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health, Peppermint also helps to alleviate stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.

Plant Part: Whole plant

Aromatic Description: Minty, hot, herbaceous

Main Chemical Components: Menthol

PRIMARY BENEFITS

  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing
  • Alleviates stomach upset
  • Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health

USES

  • Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
  • Rub on the stomach or take internally for occasional digestive discomfort.
  • Add a drop of Peppermint to your chocolate Trim Shake for a yummy twist.
  • Rather than grabbing an unhealthy snack mid afternoon, re-energize by applying Peppermint to the palms of hands and deeply inhaling.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.

Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.

Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with  fractionated coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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