Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

What is Peppermint Essential Oil?

Peppermint is more than a flavorful herb. It is a powerful natural medicinal, especially when used in its concentrated form – peppermint essential oil. 

Peppermint essential oil is extracted from peppermint leaves and has a potent minty, cooling aroma. It gets its flavor from two key compounds: menthol and menthone.

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

Beyond smelling great, peppermint oil has a long list of potential health benefits. Here are a few of the ways peppermint essential oil can help you: 

  • Relieves pain and tension.

    Peppermint oil is well-known for easing stress headaches and eye strain. Research shows that it can also relieve other types of pain. The menthol in peppermint essential oil increases circulation and has a natural analgesic effect, which makes it effective in relieving muscle pain and tension.

  • Improves attention and memory.

    Studies show that taking or inhaling peppermint essential oil has a positive effect on your brain. It can enhance your ability to store memories and improves your overall focus and attention. 

  • Benefits the digestive system.

    Peppermint has been used for centuries to ease gastrointestinal disorders like IBS, nausea, abdominal pain, and constipation. Researchers believe this is because peppermint oil relaxes the smooth muscle of the GI tract and has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Peppermint essential oil may also support a healthy and diverse gut microbiome. 

What is Peppermint Essential Oil Used For?

Peppermint essential oil is one of the most widely used essential oils. Many people keep it in their natural medicine cabinets to ease upset stomachs, nausea, headaches, sinus congestion, and toothaches. It can also be applied to the skin to relieve itching and muscle aches, or in oral rinses for fresh breath.

Peppermint oil can also be diffused into the air as aromatherapy to relieve stress and tension, or fight brain fog and awaken the mind. Peppermint oil is an ingredient in Unstoppable Sports Recovery Gel to enhance pain relief and cool inflammation.

Peppermint’s ability to enhance focus is one of the key reasons we include peppermint essential oil in our AM Tincture: Focus + Endurance 1000MG CBD

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