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).
15 out of 15 people would recommend this product05/02/2017, 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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