✅ A mouthwash with Mentha × piperita essential oil can fight off any bad smell into your mouth! In addition it can be effective against gum infection (or gum disease) (Alankar, 2009-Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research). For cool breath you can drip 1 drop of Mentha × piperita essential oil in a glass of water .Do a mouthwash and you’ll be ready! Υοu can also drip 1 drop of Mentha × piperita essential oil in your toothpaste and brush your teeth!
✅ To relieve your chapped and swollen feet and if you want to avoid any bad smell, dilute 1-3 drops of Mentha × piperita essential oil in 5 ml carrier oil (for example use almond oil) and rub your feet using a clean cloth. In addition you can enjoy a relaxing footbath! You need only to fill a tub with water and drip 3-5 drops of Mentha × piperita essential oil.
✅ To alleviate headache drip 1-2 drops of Mentha × piperita essential oil on your finger and rub your temples, your forehead, or your neck. Please avoid eye contact. If you have irritated or sensitive skin please dilute the essential oil before you apply it to your skin (1 drop of essential oil in 1⁄2 teaspoon vegetable oil).
✅ To relieve your sore joints and muscle soreness you can dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil in 10 ml carrier oil and enjoy a massage!
✅ According to Eccles et al., (1988), the substance “menthol” has a specific pharmacological effect on the nasal sensory, nervous endings and it has nothing to do with the “mint scent”. The experiment they made, revealed that menthol inhalation can increase the nasal sense of the air flow to 40 patients. In addition menthol has been used as medication for the common cold (Patil et al.,2007).So, in case of a common cold or nasal congestion you can dilute 5-7 drops of Mentha × piperita essential oil in1⁄2 liter boiled water and inhale in order feel better. People who are asthmatic or have serious breath problems should consult their doctor before using this essential oil.
✅ 2-3 drops of Mentha × piperita essential oil in your shampoo or conditioner fortify your hair, give extra scent and can be active against dry skin, dandruff and lice (Alankar, 2009- Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research). If you like peppermint scent you can also drip 2 drops in your shower gel (1-2 tablespoons) and have an aromatic bath!
✅ Mentha × piperita essential oil can be a relief to the itch sensation caused by an insect bite. Dilute 3-5 drops of essential oil to10 ml carrier oil and rub the irritated skin or use it as an insect repellent. You should apply it every 2,5 hours.