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Peppermint, Mentha piperitia
|Botanical Source: herb
Physical and Psychological Effects: Peppermint helps with the respiratory system and circulation; great for muscle pain and headaches. It has a cooling effect and benefits those who are mentally fatigued. It is awakening, refreshing and vitalizing. Also commonly used for symptoms associated with colds, achy muscles and digestion. Also an effective insect repellent.
Blends Well With: bergamot, lemon, geranium, rosemary, tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, grapefruit, orange, juniper berry, black pepper, sandalwood
Fragrance: Top note; fresh, sharp minty aroma, warm and sweeter undertones.
Cautions: May cause skin irritation. Avoid in pregnancy or on children under seven. Avoid around eyes.
Your Body Needs ... Products: included in the Muscle Therapy Cream and in the Essential Oil Starter Kit.