Botanical Family: Lamiaceae

Plant Origin:  North America, Mediterranean area, Great Britain

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves and stems

Young Living’s peppermint essential oil is one of our favorites due to its numerous uses.  This oil can be found almost everywhere, from peppermint candies, toothpaste, mouth fresheners, all the way to ingredients. Peppermint can be found in solid form in medicines such as tablets and capsules.

The oil is very effective in helping an upset/sour stomach.  The strong properties of the oil can help break down the gasses in the stomach and the food. It is also be used to help strengthen a weak immune system.  Another common use of peppermint oil is to rub it onto your temples, forehead hairline and back of neck to provides nervous system support during times of stress.

A word of caution though.. Young Living’s peppermint oil is of the highest quality and can have a burning sensation on sensitive areas of the body.  It’s recommended to start with mixing it 50/50 with an base oil first.  Also keep away from eyes.

Peppermint oil helps with the relief of occasional heartburn by simply places one drop of the oil on your tongue.  Since the oil makes the gums strong it is also popularly used in toothpastes.

Key Constituents

Menthol (25-50%), Menthone (12-44%), Menthofuran (0.5-5%), 1.8-Cineole (Eucalyptol) (1-8%), Isomenthone (1-7%), Neomenthol (1.5-7%), Pulegone (0.5-3%), Menthyl Acetate (1-18%)

What is the ORAC Value? 37,300 uTE/100g

How To Use Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Dilute 1:1, apply on location, abdomen (digestion), temples (headache)
  • Apply on chakras and/or Vita Flex points
  • Inhale directly
  • Diffuse
  • Take as dietary supplement

Caution: Avoid contact with eyes, mucus membranes, sensitive skin or fresh wounds or burns.  Do not apply on infants younger than 18 months of age.

Peppermint 薄荷 (Mentha Piperita)  15ml

原產於歐洲,有20多不同品種, 如胡薄荷 (M.pulegium), 香水薄荷 (M.citrata), 綠薄荷 (M.spicata), 但能夠萃取精油及有醫療用途的是 胡椒薄荷 又稱辣薄荷 (Mentha Piperita)
芳香治療記載的功效:⋯⋯
–鼻塞,鼻竇炎,支氣管灰
–頭暈,頭痛
–發燒
–乾咳
–皮膚炎
–肩膀,下腰,腳部,肌肉緊繃疼痛,神經痛
–胃痛,消化脹氣
–剌激肝臟, 膽汁分泌
–抗帶狀疱疹病毒
–蚊虫叮咬
–提神醒腦
–口腔衛生

我的用法
–頭痛 1滴Peppermint 薄荷 於太陽穴
–暈車浪1滴Peppermint 薄荷 於太陽穴
–女兒 4.5歲 暈車浪 或嘔吐 開蓋通過嗅吸舒緩
–女兒 發燒 1滴Peppermint 薄荷 於2隻腳底 每小時1次 如低燒5-8次已可以舒緩
–開蓋通過嗅吸提神醒腦 或 3-5滴Peppermint 薄荷 於擴香機彌漫
–開蓋通過嗅吸 舒緩鼻塞
–胃痛 / 經痛 1滴Peppermint 薄荷 + V6 (底油) 按摩患處舒緩

**有蠶豆症人士不建議使用