Herb Highlight: Peppermint

Peppermint Lip Love

Peppermint Lip Love

Peppermint is a perennial found in Europe, Asia and North America.  Peppermint is produced mostly in the United States.

The use of Peppermint leaves dates back to the Egyptian pyramids, as far back as 1000 B.C.  Peppermint is described by many as one of the "most valuable herbal remedies." according to this link.

Cold & Flu Milk Bath Tea

Cold & Flu Milk Bath Tea

The therapeutic effects of fresh peppermint leaves and peppermint essential oil have been known since ancient times.  In many cultures, peppermint symbolizes hospitality.  

In Greece, mint leaves were rubbed on tables to welcome guests.  Traditionally, it has been offered to guests in the Middle East.

Peppermint Essential Oil is "the most versatile essential oil in the world along with Lavender." according to this article.   When mixed with Lavender, peppermint may be cooling as well as calming.

Eucalyptus Mint Soap with Herbs and Essential Oil

Eucalyptus Mint Soap with Herbs and Essential Oil

Peppermint is believed to have many benefits.  This is a list of just a few of them:

When applied topically:
-relieve sore muscles
-reduce muscle spasams
-reduce pain in aching joints
-may provide relief for colds, sinusitis, asthma and bronchitis.
-insect repellent - repels ticks, ants, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitoes, mice, lice and more.
-sunburn relief - cooling to the skin
-boost energy
-relieves headaches
-Acne relief - has antimicrobial properties

Dog Shampoo Bar

Dog Shampoo Bar

When used in shampoo:
-Thicken and nourish damaged hair
-Increase Hair Growth
-helps remove dandruff from scalp
-Stimulate scalp
-Energize Mind
-Help wake up

When used internally:
-Improves Mental focus
-Reduce hunger cravings
-ADHD support - provides concentration and helps one to be alert

We use a combination of Peppermint Leaf and Peppermint Essential Oil in our products.  We use peppermint in our Peppermint Soap, Eucalyptus Soap, Peppermint Shampoo, Nature's Blend Shampoo, Dog Shampoo, Herbal Fresh Deodorant, Cold & Flu Milk Bath Tea, Lovers Milk Bath Tea, Essential Relief Spray, Arnica Essential Relief, Peppermint Lip Love, Peppermint Lotion, Extreme Skin Moisturizing Lotion, Extreme Skin Moisturizing Balm, Extreme Skin Moisturizing Soap, SIAB for Him, SIAB for Her, SIAB for Them, and Shoo Fly Natural Insect Repellent. 

Peppermint Shampoo Bar

Peppermint Shampoo Bar

Source: draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/