Its aroma is strongly piercing, refreshing, minty and very herbaceous.
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.”
- The Essential: 6 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil (mightynest.com)