Hello, dear readers. Today I want to talk about essential oil of mint. Essential oil of peppermint is used for nervous overwork, headaches, nausea, toothache, gum disease, etc. diseases. Apply mint oil in cosmetology, for the face and for the hair. Widely used this oil in the manufacture of medicines( Validol, Valocordin, drops and ointments from the common cold, cough syrup, etc.), as well as in the food industry( sweets, chewing gums, confectionery, etc.), for the aromatization of care productsbehind the mouth( toothpastes, mouthwashes).In general, mint is a unique plant, use mint and mint oil quite widely.
More details about mint, useful properties, application, contraindications, you can find from the article on the blog "Peppermint, useful properties."
Mint oil is produced by steam distillation of fresh peppermint leaves. Contains mint oil about 30 components of terpenoid structure excluding trace elements. Perfectly combined with citrus oils, facets, lavender, marjoram, neroli, eucalyptus, pine.
Store mint oil at room temperature, out of the reach of children. Usually quality mint oil is sold in bottles of dark glass. Store the open oil near the goal, only in citrus, the shelf life in the open is only half a year.
Essential oil of mint. Properties.
Let's take a closer look at the properties of mint oil, as well as its applications. Mint oil is not very popular, like other essential oils. Perhaps everything can be explained by the availability of this plant. But nevertheless, oil has useful and healing properties.
- Mint oil has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Combine mint oil with antispasmodic and analgesic properties.
- Peppermint oil is an excellent antiseptic, has antiseptic properties.
- A diaphoretic and antipyretic property.
- Plus to all mint oil inherent resorption properties, as well as choleretic, diuretic.
- And, of course, we can not fail to mention the refreshing property of mint oil.
- Mint oil has a bactericidal and antiviral effect.
The aroma of mint has a positive effect on the nervous system, removes stress, restores strength. And the smell of mint increases trust, removes stiffness and tension.
Oil of mint. Application.
Apply mint oil for colds, oil can reduce body temperature. With loss of voice, mint leaves a softening effect. With a cold, I usually dribble peppermint oil into the aroma-lamp, but most of all with viral and catarrhal diseases effectively tea tree oil. More information about my favorite oil, you can read in the article "Tea Tree Essential Oil".
Mint oil improves cerebral circulation and acts as an antispasmodic. Essential oil of mint with a headache is mastered. With fear, neurosis, anxiety, it is enough to drop a drop of oil on a handkerchief. Slowly and calmly inhale the aroma of mint oil.
Eliminates mint oil bad breath, disinfects the mouth. With toothache, peppermint oil removes toothache. Apply mint oil for inflammation of the gums.
With nausea, mint oil is just a salvation. Not for nothing is a mint caramel recommended for nausea. In case of nausea, it is also recommended to inhale mint oil.
When coughing, colds, viral diseases, peppermint oil is used as inhalation, bath, compress.
Dosage of essential oil of mint.
for massage no more than 6 drops per 10 ml of oil - the base;
for compresses needs 4-6 drops;
for warm inhalations take 1-2 drops, and the duration of the procedure should be 5 minutes;
drops 3-6 drops into the aromatic lamps;
for enrichment of shampoos, masks, tonics, creams take 1-2 drops per 10 grams of essential oil;
2-3 drops drop into the aroma- medallion;
for taking a bath, take up to 6 drops of mint essential oil;
for internal use two or three times a day you can eat jam or honey in one drop of mint essential oil, while drinking tea. Juice or yogurt;
for heartburn take 2 drops of mint essential oil for half a teaspoon of kefir, washed down with water.
But, besides the positive aspects of mint oil, there are also negative ones. Mint oil has contraindications, which you need to familiarize yourself with before using this oil.
Oil of mint. Contraindications.
It is not recommended to use this oil during pregnancy and during lactation. Children of up to seven years of mint oil are contraindicated.
Mint oil can cause allergies, so be careful with this oil. Well, with individual intolerance to menthol or mint, mint oil can not be used.
Mint oil should not be used for too long, despite the fact that mint oil is attributed to soothing properties, peppermint oil can cause insomnia, especially if applied at night.
Peppermint oil can not be used in pure form, it must be mixed with base oil. Mint oil is considered a female oil. Many women use mint oil in hair and face care. More details on the use of mint oil for hair, you can find from the article "Mint for hair."
Mint oil is used to repel insects, as some insects can not stand the smell of mint oil. With the help of mint oil, you can get rid of ants and rodents.