Oil of the month – Peppermint

Peppermint is one of my favorites to use in my office with my massage clients. I dont use it on my pregnant clients but save it if I perform an induction massage with them.  It is a cool, invigorating oil.   A must for home and office.

EXTRACTION METHOD/ORIGIN     – Steam distilled from leaves, stems, and flower buds        –         North America

PROPERTIES    – Great as an analgesic (pain relief), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic .

HISTORICAL USES -For centuries, peppermint has been used to soothe digestive difficulties, freshen breath, relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn and indigestion

MY FAVORITE USES  FOR PEPPERMINT;   I use it daily with most clients, giving a wonderful cooling effect wonderful for tight neck and upper back, I use at the end of the session so clients dont feel cold during the session.

I put a few drops on some toilet paper and dangle it from  the face rest, when clients lie face down it helps to keep their sinses open.

When painting, peppermint is my favorite oil to use in the paint.  It effectively removes paint fumes and after smell.  Add one teasp of pure essential oil to one gallon of paint – stir vigorously and apply paint.  ( I sometimes take my oil to the paint store and add it to the gallon before they put it in the machine to mix it up – that way its all ready once you get home!)

I only use Young Living Essential Oils – they are the only company in this country that I am aware  of that uses the AFNOR European standard of quality for all of their oils.  The have their own organic farms throughout the US, France, Ecuador and Oman.

To learn more about Essential Oils  click on  “about YoungLiving” tab  it will give you a wealth of information about the use of essential oils.

Any questions about peppermint?   Please ask !

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