Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses, and its impressively long history often gives it the prestigious title as the world’s oldest medicine.
Peppermint Oil is know for its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief.
Peppermint oil contains numerous minerals and nutrients including manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, and copper. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.
Here are 3 positive effects that the refreshing scent of peppermint oil can have when diffused in your home or office:
- Alertness and concentration – Peppermint oil can help your mind to concentrate and will shake the cobwebs out of your brain. The scent is so crisp that your thoughts will follow suit.
- Improves Mood – The light refreshing scent of peppermint oil can help one feel more relaxed and less stressed. It can also be a bright scent to pull someone out of a touch of the blues.
- Reduce Hunger Cravings – The scent of peppermint can help to convince the body that it is no longer hungry. Having mint in a reed diffuser can help one to eat less and eventually lose weight.
Peppermint essential oil is one of nature’s miracles. Whether you use a cool diffuser, like the AromaSens, or a simple reed diffuser, this is one oil that every household should have.