Botanical Name: Mentha Piperita
Country of Origin: USA
Plant Part: Herb
Method: Steam Distilled
Fragrance: minty, strong, sweet
Blends Well With: bergamot, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, sandalwood
Aromatherapeutic Uses: bruises, sprains and strains, swellings, ringworm, scabies, toothache, muscular aches and pains, respiratory disorders, halitosis, colic, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, flatulence, mouth ulcers, mouth thrush, nausea, feverish conditions, cold and flu, fainting, headache, mental fatigue, migraine
Cautions: Avoid during pregnancy or if history of high blood pressure. May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid while using homeopathic remedies.
Flashpoint: 71° C.
Peppermint Keeps You Going
Research studies have shown that the presence of a peppermint odor can improve running speed, grip strength, and certain indices of stamina. Try keeping some peppermint oil nearby, or perhaps rubbing some on your sleeve, to catch your second wind.