OMG I have to confess, a growing addiction for my peppermint oil. To the point, I’m beginning to wonder if there is anything this minty bitch can’t do for me! Before I started my oily journey, my favourite go to ES was Lavender, for its scent and versatility; never did I travel without it and I’ve always liberally slathered my children in it. However, its become apparent it’s now peppermint that I can’t live without….maybe because I am digestively challenged?
Up til now, I’ve assuaged my minty desires with Vicks Vapour Rub, which is another highly versatile little number. As a steamy, menopausal lady, I have been pasting myself with it to reduce my inner, volcanic heat; this is extremely useful if you find yourself in a hot country without air-conditioning. It is also excellent for sore muscles, sunburn, bites, spots, cellulite and its more commonly known prowess, blocked noses.
However, read the ingredients and you will find it’s composed of toxic substances amongst all that goodness; petrolatum, camphor, menthol, spirits of turpentine, oil of eucalyptus, cedar leaf, nutmeg, and thymol. Now, as much as I adore the smell of petrol…and believe me I do, I know and recognise how toxic it is. Similarly with turpentine, another delicious heady smell, great for ‘huffing’ or ‘bagging’ but extremely poisonous, sadly. Don’t get me wrong, both of these ingredients have natural origins, once upon a time….from trees….must be why I like them…..just not in this format. So really it has to be Bye, Bye Vicks…..
This peppermint is so concentrated and pure, 1 drop has the equivalent strength to 24 cups of mint tea!!!! This level of quality means you only need 1 drop per use, and fortuitously you can’t develop a tolerance like you can with a lot of pharmaceutical medicine. This is one of the most scientifically researched oils, because it’s just so bloody amazing and has been used for thousands of years.
Firstly, it’s a fabulous digestive aid. Not only does it soothe my often aching guts, I enjoy a cup of ‘rosy lee’ as much as the next Brit but really need lactose free milk to avoid the pain, which is not readily available. I am also gluten intolerant, in so far as if I eat some, it feels like I’ve been knifed in the guts; 1 drop of this baby in warm water works like a charm.
And it prevents flatulence, which is why I now give it to my husband daily; though he’s a bit gutted he can no longer fart the national anthem! This is more effective than the likes of Rennie & Gaviscon and more affordable, which I am happy to prove with a free sample.
It’s a fantastic, healthy, caffeine replacement…..The menthol provides invigorating refreshment by literally blasting open all your sinuses simultaneously;
imagine you’re house and you throw open all the windows at once to let in a fresh breeze . The boost, unlike with coffee is more natural and controlled and will not cause heart palpitations, jitteriness or leave you feeling wired. In fact, it helps control anxiety, it has sedative properties which allow your mind to relax, inducing feelings of calmness and peacefulness. Fresh and calm baby!
And for those of us who have terrible short-term memories, aka every menopausal mother on the planet or stressed out individual, it enhances memory retrieval and makes us more alert. Thus making it a more wholesome choice for ANY learning environment/business meeting….
It’s worth worshipping alone for the fact it doesn’t induce noxious coffee breath. The high volume of mentholated and anti-bacterial qualities help to kills germs and fight bad breath; hence why it is the main ingredient in dental products. Get it round the office now!!!
Another important and notable skill, is it’s ability to relieve pain….menthol is anti-spasmodic, helping muscles to relax. Why do you think you get a mask full of it mixed with oxygen when you have surgery at the dentists. It works wonders on headaches, even migraines….
For those that like a nutritional breakdown or need further convincing…Peppermint oil is filled to the brim with nutrients and is extremely good for your health. In 100 grams of this essential oil, you will find a total of 70 calories. It has 0.9 grams of fat with a total of 0.2 grams of saturated fat, 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, and no monounsaturated fat. It also has no cholesterol. It has 31 mg of sodium in it and 569 mg of potassium in it. The total carbohydrate content in a 100 grams of peppermint essential oil is 15 grams with 8 grams of dietary fiber in it. It has 3.8 grams of protein and is filled with a ton of important minerals. Of the daily recommended dosage for each of the following, peppermint essential oil contains 84% of vitamin A, 24% of calcium, 52% of vitamin C, 28% of iron, 5% of vitamin B-6, and 20% of magnesium. Peppermint essential oil also contains omega 3 fatty acids, which are extremely good for your body on the whole. (Source:https://www.lybrate.com/topic/benefits-of-peppermint-oil-and-its-side-effects
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