Whether you use aromatherapy as a standalone or as a complementary first aid treatment there are several aromatic oils I'd recommend you have in your aromatic first aid.
My recommendations include important details for you to consider when purchasing oil, such as its Latin name, country of origin, method of extraction and the plant part used. I also list the best oils to consider when creating a synergistic blend.
peppermint (Mentha piperita) -. Certified Organic, Steam Distilled Leaf, England and the U.S. have a wonderful distillates
Peppermint is a fluid, colorless oil with a fresh, highly pervasive aroma.
. Keywords: Cool & refreshing - Peppermint acts as a regulator, and has a relaxing or invigorating effect depending on the circumstances in which you are using
is a good blood purifier and antiseptic and antibacterial!
Peppermint is known to relieve migraine headaches types, as well as headaches due to weak or poor digestive forces, congestion or sluggish circulation.
is also known to relieve nausea from motion sickness.
Besides being useful for treating acne, swollen gums, mouth thrush, or ulcers and toothache.
soak tired feet in a foot bath with a drop or two of peppermint (oil dispersed in water, first mixing a teaspoon of honey or jojoba oil before adding to your foot bath) to relieve fatigue, swollen ankles and feet.
Peppermint relieves congestion sinus cavity, aids concentration and is good for memory retention, strengthening of mental fatigue, used alone or in mixture, when studying for the exam.
Known to clear brain fog, when tired, Peppermint is great for maintaining an alert!
analgesic or pain reliever use Peppermint to ease tummy pain, or sore, achy muscles and joints.
can be used to treat various skin irritations, including poison oak and poison ivy. Add a drop or two of your favorite anti-itch lotion or ointment when treating insect bites and stings.
Use as a spice in food recipes that require a mint, and add a drop of your favorite cooling summer drink and enjoy a refreshing break in your day!
Try synergistic blend of candy with any of the following essential oils:. Basil, Black Pepper, Ginger, Orange, marjoram and rosemary
WARNING: Although it is excellent for nausea, peppermint should be avoided during pregnancy because of the stimulating properties. Peppermint cools constricting blood capillaries therefore please use in extremely weak dilutions. Peppermint Oil may aggravate GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease), type of heart burn.
Please join in my next article in this series to learn about the following essential oils I recommend you have in your Aromatherapy Essential Oil Kit -. Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial oil
correctly apply the essential oils are natural, safe and effective way to improve your health and well-being and can produce satisfying results where other methods have failed.
Aromatherapy is a gentle and noninvasive complementary and alternative health care used for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind, spirit and emotions to enhance their health. Please consult with your doctor about your health concerns.
KG is used essential oils in her energy medicine practice for more than 30 years. During that time she has allowed recovery for thousands of people suffering from personal trauma, illness and injury. Through its unique AromaTest (TM) system KG formulates essential oil blends that heal.
Note: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but it is not recommended for therapeutic purposes. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use organic or ethically wild crafted oils whenever possible.