Peppermint Oil is an essential oil extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant. It is known for its refreshing, minty aroma and its stimulating and invigorating properties.
This essential oil can help relieve tension and mental fatigue, and is also beneficial for improving digestion and reducing inflammation in the body. In addition, peppermint oil is a natural insect repellent and can help reduce itching and swelling caused by insect bites.
doTERRA’s peppermint oil can be used in many different ways. It can be inhaled or diffused into the air to refresh and energize the environment. It can also be applied topically to the skin to relieve muscle pain and discomfort, or added to a variety of personal care and cleaning products to add a fresh, natural scent.
The mint plant is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint and was described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content-such as that found in doTERRA’s Peppermint essential oil-distinguishes the best quality peppermint from other products. Often used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health, Peppermint also helps relieve occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function.