Sharp and invigorating, Peppermint Oil comes from the leaves of the Peppermint plant. Peppermint is known to help clear the mind from overactive thinking and calm discomfort in the belly. Its fresh, uplifting aroma can give the feeling of being energized and awake. Peppermint Essential Oil has a cooling effect and can help relieve head tension and aid in digestion.
Peppermint is a naturally occurring hybrid mint between the spearmint and watermint plants. Peppermint oil is extracted through steam distillation process of the plant leaves. Peppermint is native to India however the hybrid mint is now grown globally including Australia, New Zealand and USA. Peppermint oil has a strong, minty and a penetrative scent based on its high menthol content.
Peppermint essential oil has a thin colorless to pale yellow consistency. Peppermint oil blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Lime, Pine, Rosemary and Spearmint. Peppermint can also be mixed with a carrier oil of choice including Sweet Almond, Castor, Jojoba Golden, Fractionated Coconut and Grapeseed carrier oil.
Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil
a) Improves sinus and respiratory tract infections
Used in aromatherapy, inhaling diffused peppermint oil can help to unclog sinuses and offer relief from a scratchy throat. Peppermint essential oil acts as an expectorant, helping to open airways, clear mucus and reduce congestion, and is one of the best essential oils for colds, the flu, cough, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. The compounds found in peppermint oil have antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties that may help to fight common respiratory tract infections.
b) Relief from Headaches
Peppermint essential oil is believed to bring a relief from headaches because of its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. When applied topically to the forehead and temple area, peppermint oil may help reduce the pain related to migraines and tension headaches.
c) Promotes Hair Growth
Peppermint oil has antiseptic, regenerative, and stimulating effects, which helps relieve dry scalp and irritation. Peppermint essential oil also stimulates hair growth for those suffering from baldness or want to grow their hair. The essential oil also gives the hair a shiny, fresh look.
d) Reduces Muscle and Joint Pain
Peppermint oil can be applied and massaged externally on the joints and muscles to provide relief from muscle pain. Peppermint oil is a very effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant because the essential oil has cooling, invigorating and antispasmodic properties.
e) Fights Free Radicals
Peppermint essential oil has antioxidant properties that fight off free radicals and their impact on our health and skin. Free radicals are generated by pollution, dust, cigarette smoke, chemical insults and UV rays and attach to cells, causing oxidative damage. Free radicals can destroy collagen production by the skin, cause hyperpigmentation and damage elastic fibers.. The antioxidants in peppermint oil can prevent and reverse oxidative damage caused by the free radicals.
f) Improves Oral Hygiene
Peppermint oil is found in a wide variety of toothpaste and mouthwashes as it leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean by killing bacteria and providing a cool minty flavor. Peppermint’s active ingredient is menthol which is a powerful antimicrobial agent that protects the teeth against bacterial strains that thrive in the mouth. Peppermint oil solution, when used as a mouthwash, doesn’t stain the teeth like other rinses do.
g) Repels Insects and Rats
Peppermint oil is an excellent and safe way to deter a variety of insects like ticks, mosquitoes, spiders, ants, cockroaches and rodents like mice and rats. Add 10 to 15 drops of the essential oil to 1 cup of water and mix it in a glass spray bottle and spray between cracks where insects and rodents live.
h) Surface Cleaning
The oil has antibacterial properties that help fight disease causing bacteria in the surfaces around the house. You can mix peppermint essential oil with white vinegar and tea tree essential oil to make a disinfectant. Also, add a few drops of peppermint oil to your home cleaners to give them the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that kill germs.
i) Calms Nerves and Reduces Stress
The refreshing nature of peppermint oil can help relieve stress. The oil’s calming effect, when applied to the back of your neck, will provide a noticeable tingling sensation, allowing your stress to melt away. It can also help to stimulate mental activity and increase focus on cognitive tasks.
j) Skin care and Acne treatment
Peppermint oil contains menthol, which is good for the skin because it gives a cooling sensation. Furthermore, the oil nourishes dull skin and improves the texture of oily or greasy skin. Due to its antimicrobial properties, peppermint essential oil is excellent in treating acne naturally. Peppermint oil helps to get rid of pimples fast and inhibits bacterial growth that causes acne. Peppermint oil also treats sunburns by hydrating skin that has been damaged by severe sun and UV rays. Blend with your favorite carrier oil like Castor, Jojoba, Almond, Coconut or Grapefruit oils and apply to your skin.
We deliver Peppermint Essential Oil countrywide in Kenya. Within Nairobi and its environs, we charge Ksh 300 for all orders handled by our rider and Ksh 250 for all prepaid orders handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier. All orders outside Nairobi county are handled by our selected courier – Fargo Courier and are delivered the Next Working Day (Monday to Saturday). Some of our popular delivery locations for Peppermint Essential Oil include: Nairobi, The CBD, Upper hill, South B, Lavington, Spring Valley, Loresho, Westlands, Kilimani, Parklands, Langata, Embakasi, Kasarani, Dagoretti, Kileleshwa, Karen, Ongata Rongai, Ruaka, Imara Daima, Syokimau, South C, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kitale, Kiambu, Thika, Murang’a, Nyeri, Kericho, Laikipia, Machakos, Athi River, Kajiado, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kitale, Kiambu, Thika, Murang’a, Nyeri, Kericho, Laikipia, Machakos, Athi River, Kajiado, Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, Isiolo, Kwale, Diani, Kilifi, Vipingo, Malindi, Nyali, Bungoma, Meru Ongata Rongai, Kitengela, Isiolo, Kwale, Bungoma, Meru and Mombasa and Nyali.