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Peppermint oil has a lovely smell that's well known for it's airway clearing properties. It's got great uses for colds & flu, as well as for relieving headaches.
It is anaesthetic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, vasoconstrictor, vermifuge.
Some uses of peppermint oil include:
Skin: Acne, dermititis, ringworm, scabies, toothache.
Circulation, Muscle & Joints: Neuralgia, muscular pain, palpitations.
Respiratory: Asthma, bronchitis, halitosis, sinusitis, spasmodic cough.
Digestive System: Colic, cramp, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea.
Immune System: Colds, fever, flu.
Nervous System: Fainting, headache, mental fatigue, nervous stree, vertigo.
Peppermint oil is safe for children aged 10 years +. It is safe to use during pregnancy (Avoid in first trimester, or consult your medical practitioner), but may reduce milk supply if breastfeeding.
Please dilute when using on skin. You can use the below as a guide, but please note that it is only a guide. Consult your medical practitioner if you have any queries.
10 years +: 2% up to 10% for occasional use.