PEPPERMINT(Menta x piperita leaf)
Peppermint has a penetrating minty camphoraceous aroma. Peppermint
invigorates and stimulates the mind and body.
·For temporary relief of CATARRH, SINUSITIS, BRONCHIAL COUGH and
relief of symptoms of
COLDS and FLU: (I).
·For temporary relief of NAUSEA and to assist in the treatment of
FLATULENCE: (M) into
stomach area in a clockwise direction.
Contraindications:If symptoms persist seek the advice of
a health care professional.Do not use during pregnancy.
Massage/Skin Applications (M):Dilute your favourite Oil
Garden essential oils according to the above table with 10mL of carrier
oil. Massage into the skin to allow essential oils to be absorbed.
Bath(B):Add essential oils to a
tablespoon of Vegetable Glycerine, then add blend to bath water. This
will ensure the essential oils disperse in the water. If you do not have
a bath then a foot bath is a simple alternative.
Inhalation (I): Add 6 drops to 1 litre of steaming
water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapours for five
minutes. Close your eyes.
Vapourisation (V):Fill your Oil Garden electric or
candle vapouriser with water and add a total of 6 drops of your favourite
Compress (C): Add essential oil to one tablespoon of
Vegetable Glycerine, add mixture to one litre of water (refer to above
table for dilutions).
Place a soft cloth over the surface, lightly squeeze out excess moisture,
and place onto the skin. It is advisable to use the appropriate water
temperature for your specific concern.
Cold Water Sprains, bruises, headaches
Warm Water Skin treatments
Hot Water Boils, arthritis, rheumatism
Spritzers (S):Dilute the essential oils (refer to above
table for dilutions) into Vegetable Glycerine (one teaspoon per 100ml of
water), then add to water. Shake well before use.
Direct (D):The following essential oils can be applied
direct to the skin as they are already diluted 3% in Jojoba; Chamomile,
Roman Chamomile, Jasmine, Neroli, and Rose. Some other essential oils can
be applied direct to the skin in adults only, such as Lavender and
Bergamot. Please refer to individual oils for further information.