Some sources advise that this oil should be avoided by mothers while nursing.
Essential oils are the highly concentrated active ingredients of plants. They should always be diluted in a base before use and should not be taken internally without professional recommendation.
- Baths: Add 5 - 10 drops of essential oil(s) to a warm run bath. If skin is sensitive, blend the essential oil in a teaspoon of carrier oil first. Close the door so the vapours don't escape. Soak for at least 10 minutes relaxing and breathing deeply. For added moisturising dilute the oils in 10ml of carrier before adding to the bath.
- Massage: add 5 - 6 drops of essential oil per 10ml of carrier oil. Mix thoroughly and apply liberally to the skin.
- Inhalations: Add 4 - 5 drops of essential oil to a bowl of steaming water. Place a towel over your head, close your eyes and lean over the bowl. Inhale the vapour for a few minutes.
- Burners and Diffusers: Fill the bowl of the burner/vaporiser with water and then add 3 - 6 drops of essential oil. Light the candle and the oil will evaporate as the water heats up. Do not let the bowl dry out.
Caring for Your Essential Oils
SOil essential oils and carrier oils are living products that are vulnerable to heat, moisture, air and light. It is best to store them in a cool, dark place with the lids well sealed. If your fridge is the only cool place around, allow the oils to reach a cool room temperature before use (around 20 degrees C).
48 out of 48 people would recommend this product02/11/2018, By LeoniI add this to my shampoo and it does a great job stimulating the scalp16/10/2018, By IlzeLovely oil. Use in my diffuser pendant, very calming and great for headaches. For migraines rub on soles of feet and works wonders.12/10/2018, By AnnSmells fresh and lovely06/10/2018, By raganiVery refreshing, i use it in my lip scrubs and in a diffuser.23/08/2018, By Dagreat smell, so refreshing09/08/2018, By TaniaOne of my all-time favourites! I love diffusing it for a fresh smelling home. It also works SO good for supporting my digestion. I make a rub with coconut oil and add drops of peppermint and lemon oil. Whenever I feel I need that support, I rub it in a circular motion on my stomach and it really helps! Also a great oil to smell when feeling nauseous, it immediately helos to smell it out of the bottle. A must have for any home!30/07/2018, By PalomaI not only use this to make my own coconut oil toothpaste but also put in a drop in my 5 litre water bottles with the collected shower water and put a drop into my vacuum cleaner bag. My toilet smells nice when I flush the cistern with the collected water and my vacuum cleaner gives of a nice smell whenever I switch it on.16/07/2018, By JanMy favourate oil to use in diffuser13/07/2018, By ChristineGreat to but a few drops in the bath. Helped ease my pain from a recent operation. Definitely would recommend.11/07/2018, By LaraThis peppermint oil is really great if you're feeling a bit blah. It's scent is fresh, uplifting and subtle.26/06/2018, By KateI love everything from Soil. You can't go wrong purchasing their oils.25/06/2018, By kaysmells beautiful ! minty and fresh, helps me to feel alert23/06/2018, By smThis smell makes me happy :)30/05/2018, By TaniaI just started with essential oils and Peppermint will definitely be my first recommendation. It smells so good and only adding 3 drops to my candle diffuser makes the room smell really good. I also made a rub with coconut oil and few drops of Peppermint oil to rub on my tummy if I have indigestion and it helps for it (if the pain is not too bad).25/05/2018, By ThaveshneeGood product23/05/2018, By HellizmaI bought this specifically for its scalp stimulating properties and it has not failed. I add it to my shampoo and scalp serum20/04/2018, By Elizabeth-AnnI love all Soil products! I use this one in my homemade tooth powder, so great.13/04/2018, By GcinsI massage it twice a day together with my other natural hair food to restore my hairline. I see an improvement, though it's slow13/03/2018, By DyanSparkling ,fresh - good for waking you up! Also useful to keep ants away..!!14/02/2018, By NatashaI always have soil peppermint oil in my house. Amazing oil05/02/2018, By FriaPeppermint oil is a must-have in my house. I use it in my diffuser for a pick me up after a long day of work!19/01/2018, By AnjaThe smell is just amazing. I ad it to my shampoo for a fresh peppermint smell and it even helps to relieve the headaches that comes with sinus congestion. A great product overall17/01/2018, By ElizabethAdded to hair spritz mix and love the soothing tingle (which promotes growth...as well as a sense of relaxation AND it smells great! Win win win). Been using peppermint oil religiously since 2011.15/12/2017, By CarinaLove the fresh smell. Use it as perfume.18/10/2017, By mbaliMore a pick me up oil for me also great for migraines07/09/2017, By TerryGreat product18/08/2017, By JA little bit pricey compared to other brands, this oil has a lasting and refreshing aroma.18/08/2017, By BecksBeautiful, fresh peppermint smell. I love this oil.21/07/2017, By MarieOf all the amazing essential Soil oils this the one that helps me most to get going in the morning, simply wonderful.20/06/2017, By NicoOf all the essential oils this is probably my favourate! Nothing beats waking up to this smell in the morning, well maybe not quite as good the smell of quality roasted coffee beans. Very energising ;-)20/06/2017, By LeaI love this product - I have tons of Essential Oils and I've used this for almost everything; I can see I'll need to replace this product regularly.09/06/2017, By LarisaFive sniffs of this baby and I'm ready to go! Great energiser and refresher. Also helps for headaches - take a sniff and then put lemon oil or grapefruit oil on the temples.30/05/2017, By NatalieI love this product!
I have started using it in the mornings instead of wearing perfume all the time. Its great to dab on wrists for a fresh smell and also makes me feel more awake and alert when I start my day! Great for headaches as well!05/02/2017, By VianaThis is a great essential oil. A little goes a long way.
I mix it with coconut oil and also add a few drops of lemon grass and use it on my throat (thyroid) and also massage my feet with it. It also seems to keep mozzies away.
To keep ants out of my dogs bowls just rub a drop of peppermint oil on the outside of the bowl. This seems to work, though somehow ants seem to not mind mint growing in the garden. Wash your hands afterwards and apply some lotion or base oil, because the peppermint can burn your skin a bit.
If you want to try it in recipes only use one drop, as it has an extremely strong flavour.14/10/2016, By CynthiaThis oil is amazing - few drops on my shower wall every morning during my shower just gives one such a refreshing, awakening feeling. The best - a little goes a long way.19/08/2016, By chantelwow. this product is awesome. i would suggest everyone to keep a bottle in their bag. it good for just about everything!
helps you to sleep. keeps you calm. relieves pain. helps with stress and inflammation. can be used as a deodoriser. love it!04/06/2016, By RischonI buy this regularly and in many things. Does what Peppermint oil needs to do and I trust the brand. So Fresh.10/03/2016, By Suzannen Heerlike vars peppermentreuk wat nie so sterk is dat dit mens se neus laat brand nie. Hoogs aantebevele!
A very nice peppermint oil that isnt so over-powering that it makes your eyes water. Highly recommended.26/01/2016, By ashleighI rub this along with lemon and lavender on my kids feet if they are ill and its superb.14/11/2015, By Bearded NirvanaI used this to make my own beard oil, gives you a burst of freshness18/09/2015, By M. PalomaLove this oil. I am already on my second bottle and use it every evening in my burner. It gives a lovely smell to the whole house and even helped with my blocked nose during my cold. Brilliant.25/04/2015, By AlmaI love this oil. It works for headaches, nausea and even tummy aches. So refreshing!! Can wait to get the rest of the range.18/04/2015, By NiciI love this oil. Its wonderful for headaches. Makes a lovely bath oil when mixed with a carrier oil - relieving aches and pains. And I now use it to make lipbalm with some coconut oil in a little jar. It works great! It also helps keep spiders away.18/02/2015, By MaureenI bought this to help discourage cockroaches in the kitchen. So I have put drops of it on cotton pads all over the kitchen and the roaches have (very likely) gone into another part of the house! Everything smells clean and fresh though - I prefer using natural products over chemicals. Will buy again.26/01/2015, By SarahI mix one drop of this with 5 drops of lemon essential oil and a few drops of any carrier oil, and rub it on my pulse points before I exercise. It helps bring on a sense of fresh energy and really keeps the headaches at bay!07/03/2014, By LuisaOne of my favourite oils, I like to use a few drops in an burner during my morning Yoga practice, it really awakens your mind, opens your respiratory system and energises you. Its smell is pleasant but not overwhelming,07/03/2014, By MoniqueWorks like a charm for headaches and hangovers. Just dab a very very little on your temples and you will feel relief almost immediately.11/02/2014, By BeulahI use this oil almost daily for headaches, muscle and general aches and pains. When mixed with Lavender in a carrier oil it has gorgeous scent.
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