Essential Oils - Peppermint
Type - Cooling, reviving and clearing
Note - Top
Blends well with - Basil, black pepper, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, tea tree
Aroma - very minty, fresh, herbaceous, hot with a vegetative back note.
Plant properties - energising and uplifting yet soothing
Uses - gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. Can act as a natural insect repellent.
Aromatic effect on the mind - fresh and cool
Spiritual influence - can increase attunement with the soul, increasing intuitive awareness and cleanses the spiritual body. Cools and calms the mind and eliminates fear of the unknown. Good for clearing a resistance to learn a new subject or move in a new direction.
Chakra - Root, sacral, solar plexus and throat
Chakra colours - green and violet
Benefits - promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, promotes digestive health, naturally repels bugs
- Oil Specific - Avoid if epileptic, in pregnancy and when breast-feeding. May cause skin irritation. Avoid with homeopathics.
- General - As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted or in the eyes or mucus membranes. Keep away from children. Do not take internally. Always perform a patch test to an insensitive part of the body (of essential oil diluted in an appropriate carrier oil) if using an essential oil for the first time.