Tag Archives: PEPPERMINT

Patchouli – Pogostemon cablin

Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family with stems reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pink-white flowers. Easily recognized for its rich, musky-sweet fragrance, Patchouli is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products
such as laundry detergents and air fresheners. Patchouli is beneficial to the skin in many ways. It is often used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, minor skin irritations, and stretch marks and to promote a smooth, glowing complexion. The fragrance of Patchouli provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.

Plant Part: Leaf

Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, camphoraceous

Main Chemical Components: Patchouli alcohol, α-Bulnesene, α-Guaiene

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Grounding, balancing effect on emotions
  • Promotes a smooth, glowing complexion
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks
USES

• Combine with Peppermint and apply to the forehead, temples, or back of the neck to help with tension.
• Apply one to two drops to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, or problem skin areas, or add to your favorite moisturizer.
• Combine with Vetiver and apply to the bottoms of feet to help calm emotions.

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 carrier oil of you choice to minimize any skin sensitivity.

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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Stay Awake With Peppermint

Whether you are out on the open road or approaching a deadline that means some long and late hours. Don’t fall asleep at the wheel!  Inhale Peppermint from a handkerchief or straight from the bottle to perk up  rather than grab a Snickers to revitalize you as you   ‘go the extra mile’.

Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus radiata

Eucalyptus trees are tall, evergreen trees that grow up to 50 feet in height and are sometimes referred to as Gum Trees. The main chemical components of Eucalyptus radiata are eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol, making it an ideal oil to promote clear breathing and respiratory function and for use on sore muscles. Eucalyptus has purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin and for cleansing surfaces and the air. Studies have shown that Eucalyptus is effective in helping lessen tension and supports a healthy response to oxidative stress. Eucalyptus can be found in mouth rinses to freshen breath and promote oral health.

Plant Part: Leaf

Aromatic Description: Camphoraceous, airy

Main Chemical Components: Eucalyptol, alpha-terpineol

PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Assists with clear breathing
  • Supports overall respiratory health
  • Soothes tired, sore muscles
  • Purifying and cleansing properties
USES
  • Combine with Lemon and Peppermint in a spray bottle for an effective cleaning spray.
  • Mix with a carrier oil and rub on chest to assist with clear breathing.
  • While showering, place a few drops in the hands, place over nose, and inhale deeply to clear the mind and promote clear breathing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
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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Fennel

Probably bought in Nepal. Each colorful candy is sugar coated around a seed of saunf. (Fennel)
Probably bought in Nepal.
Each colorful candy is sugar coated around a seed of saunf (fennel).

According to Wikipedia sugar-coated and uncoated fennel, anise, sesame seed and coconut are used in India and Pakistan in mukhwas, as well as various essential oils including peppermint as an after-meal snack, breath freshener and digestive aid.