Guide - Wild Mint EO
The Story :
Mint is a plant native to Europe, famous for its aromatic power and its particular smell. It is a perennial plant that most often measures 20 to 50 cm high and particularly appreciates wetlands. It is widely used in medicine where its tonic and strengthening properties are particularly useful. It is also used in cooking as a condiment, in the preparation of teas and drinks or in the composition of hygiene products.
Already used in antiquity, it has always been one of the most widespread medicinal plants, and traces of it can be found in some Egyptian tombs. There are a very large number of mint varieties, and wild mint is one of the richest in menthol. It is also used in the composition of Tiger Balm, of which it is one of the main elements.
This essential oil of Wild Mint is very effective to stimulate the body and the spirit, but also to calm headaches and to alleviate muscular or articular pains, by its refreshing and vasodilating action.
The Plant :
It is a herbaceous plant from 20 to 60cm with oval leaves and small pinkish-white flowers. We have selected extracts of Wild Mint from India for its superior quality oil. It has a refreshing and powerful smell.
- Invigorating and refreshing aroma
- Promotes breathing
- Diluted in Vegetable Oil for a tonic massage
In infusion: For an invigorating and refreshing moment.
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 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 an atmosphere that encourages breathing.
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 particular, it helps to promote breathing and tone the body and mind.
This essential oil of Mint of the Fields is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil in order to carry out a respiratory massage. Pour 4 drops of essential oil for 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice and gently massage the solar plexus or the area concerned.
In case of nausea, put a drop on a brown sugar cube and let it melt in your mouth. For heavy legs, in 50 ml of Sweet Almond Vegetable Oil, add 120 drops of Mint Essential Oil and 30 drops of Lemon Essential Oil, massaging from bottom to top.
Precaution : Not recommended for pregnant women and children under 5 years old. Externally, dilute in vegetable oil (4 to 8%).