peppermint essential oil

Peppermint

Its aroma is strongly piercing, refreshing, minty and very herbaceous.

Peppermint essential oil helps people become clear-headed and refreshes the spirit. It is helpful for people who are unable to concentrate or who have mental fatigue.

On the body, it has a dual action: cooling when hot and warming when cold. Our peppermint soap is invigorating and is often tingly to sensitive skin areas. Keep it away from the eyes, even the eyelids, it will sting.

Some of the information below I found very helpful. It comes from the folks at camdengrey.com, where we purchase some of
our pure essential oils.

“Peppermint essential oil has a slightly anesthetic effect on stomach muscles. Good for travel sickness, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, colic, nausea and to keep drivers alert while on the road. Its cooling and pain relieving action seems to ease headaches, migraines and toothaches. Used in liniments for the relief of muscle pain, lumbago, bruises, joint pain and insect bites. It can be used to relieve any kind of skin irritation or itching but should be used in a dilution of 1% or less or the irritation could be made worse.”

mixing, pouring & cutting

We always look forward to making a batch of peppermint soap because the peppermint essential oil is so refreshing. Each breath feels crisp and clean. All sleepiness wiped away.

pot of soap

After it is poured into the mold, it sits for about a day to fully saponify. It smells so wonderful.

Once out of the mold, the peppermint scent is intoxicating.

peppermint block

Cutting the soap releases even more of the peppermint scent, it grows richer as it cures.

Batch of peppermint