Essential Oil Profile (139 Kb)

Mentha piperita – Cooling relief

Therapeutic actions

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, digestive stimulant and tonic, general tonic.

  • Enhances: Concentration, self confidence, vitality.
  • Reduces: Apathy, cold and flu symptoms, headaches, lethargy, nausea, shock.
  • Digestive system: Nausea, indigestion.
  • Nervous system: Headache, study aid.
  • Respiratory system: Cold and flu symptoms.
  • Lymphatic system: Stimulant.
Methods for use
  • Massage: Use sparingly – should not be used on the face. Use up to 25 drops of oil in 50mL massage oil.
  • Aromatic Bath: Use only with a dispersant. Add 5 drops of oil to 4mL of dispersant, add to a full bath, agitate to disperse.
  • Vaporiser: Use 8-10 drops in vaporiser dish.
Parts used

Partially dried flowers.

Method of extraction

Steam distillation.

Safety precautions

DO NOT USE DURING PREGNANCY, lactation and on children less than 3 years old. Non-toxic and non-irritating, although may occassionally cause sensitising effects.