This week for Scented Saturdays I thought that I would discuss Peppermint.
Peppermint is NOT recommended for Pregnant women or children under the age of 7 because it can cause irritation to the skin and mucus membranes. Having said that it is not toxic nor is it an skin irritant in diluted doses. Just like any other essential oil or herb, it is not recommended for prolonged use.
As an herbal tea (steeped peppermint leaf...) peppermint is beneficial for your digestive system as it stimulates the gall bladder and the secretion of bile. Also a couple drops of oil in a diffuser can help aid digestion, relieve nausea and also aid with headaches relief as well.
Home made Peppermint Mouth Wash
- One drop of Rosemary oil
- One drop of Sage oil
- One drop of Peppermint oil
- One Tsp of honey
For muscular pain and mental exhaustion a couple drops in a carrier oil and massage into skin, or place a 5-10 drops in the bath with some Epsom salts.