Guide - Peppermint EO
The Story :
The word “mentha” comes from Mintha, the Greek name of a nymph with whom Hades, god of hell, fell in love. Persephone, his wife, furious with jealousy, threw Mintha to the ground, trampled her and turned her into a plant. The nymph Mintha thus reduced to the state of a plant had only its perfume to seduce.
Its use dates back to very ancient times: peppermint leaves have been found in Egyptian pyramids dating back to the first millennium BC. This widely used medicinal plant was used in antiquity to perfume baths.
Peppermint “Mitcham”, from the city of the same name near London, was a great success and was later extended to the rest of the world.
The Romans incorporated it into their wine and sauce. Their wives chewed a paste containing mint and honey to mask the smell of the wine they drank in secret, for the law punished with death those who used a drink reserved for men and gods.
It became popular in Europe in the 18th century. Beyond its multiple virtues, mint has been adopted by most civilizations as a herbal remedy or as a component of hygiene products.
The Plant :
It is a hybrid herbaceous plant from 50 to 80cm with dark green leaves and a square and red bordeaux stem. We have selected Peppermint extracts from India for its superior quality oil. The Essential Oil of Strong Peppermint & Mentholated Mint has a strong and cold smell.
- Toning after a heavy meal
- Refreshing and Purifying
- Diluted in Vegetable Oil, to be used for toning belly massages and heavy legs.
In infusion: For its tonic and digestive properties.
To do this, mix 3 to 4 drops in a litre of warm, non-boiling water. Indeed, water that is too hot tends to evaporate the essential oil too quickly and could also degrade the essential oil and its components, making it less effective. It is important to dilute the essential oil of Peppermint in honey or on a sugar cube which you will then add in warm water, in order to unify the mixture. Once your preparation is done, you can enjoy your tea for a moment of relaxation, at any time of the day.
Atmospheric diffusion: To clean and purify the atmosphere of your home, but also to create a refreshing atmosphere.
Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.
In cosmetics: In cosmetics, allows in particular to carry out a massage or toning mask or for heavy legs and to stimulate digestion
Peppermint essential oil is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil to provide a draining and invigorating massage. Pour 4 drops of essential oil for 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice and massage gently into the area concerned.
During a long car ride, put a few drops of Peppermint essential oil on a tissue in front of you or on the ventilation, it helps to stay awake. In case of heavy legs, mix in a 50ml bottle: 60 drops of Lemon and 30 drops of Cypress + Borage or Evening Primrose vegetable oil, massage from bottom to top.
Caution: Not recommended for pregnant women and children under three years of age, externally, to be diluted in vegetable oil (2 to 5%).