EO101 - Peppermint Essential Oil

by Martina McNeill January 04, 2020 1 min read

Using Peppermint Oil 3 Ways

Peppermint is a must have for your home aromatherapy kit. It's fabulous for headaches, aches and pains, congested breathing, nausea, shock, travel sickness and fatigue. 😇 It has also been said to help with digestion - both of food and new ideas! Its stimulating qualities can also help to clarify chakras.

Peppermint has had a number of therapeutic properties ascribed to it:

Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-viral, astringent, decongestant, digestive, stimulant, expectorant, insecticidal, nerve tonic and many more.

Peppermint oil should be used under doctor's supervision if pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not suitable for use with small children (under 6 years of age), and particularly needs to be kept away from the nose and face of infants and small children. If you are sensitive to aspirin or have a G6PD deficiency it is recommended to avoid the use of Peppermint oils.

It is not safe for cats but may be used around dogs or other large animals like horses. It should be diluted for topical application in order to avoid irritation or sensitisation. Check the individual product descripton but a general guideline is to dilute to 5% with a carrier oil.

Looking for some DIY recipe ideas to make use of your Peppermint oil? Try some of these!

If you need to buy some Peppermint oil, we've got a selection for you right here! 


We'd love to hear about your favourite ways to use peppermint - please share in the comments below!

Also in Droplets of Wellbeing Blog

How to get healthier without an intense gym routine
How To Get Healthier Without An Intense Gym Routine

by Martina McNeill February 06, 2021 5 min read

Do you want to get healthier without having to do a gruelling gym schedule or meal plan? True health is more about how you feel than how you look - check out our tips!

Read More
Ishpingo Oil of the Month  - Plant Therapy in Australia
September Oil of the Month - Ishpingo

by Carla Macahilig September 26, 2020 3 min read

Have you heard of Ishpingo? It is part of the Ocotea family with a warm and spicy cinnamon fragrance.
Read More
August Oil of the Month - Dai Dai Flower - Plant Therapy in Australia
August Oil of the Month - Dai Dai Flower

by Carla Macahilig August 29, 2020 3 min read

Revealed: August Oil of the Month - Dai Dai Flower. A fresh, floral, and citrusy oil for your homemade perfumes, lotions, and more! Available in Australia on Afterpay and zipMoney.
Read More