Potential Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil
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Since their first recorded use in ancient Egypt, essential oils have been used to treat aches, anxiety, colds, and acne. Peppermint oil is used in many skin treatments. Peppermint oil contains menthol, which provides a cooling sensation. It nourishes dull skin and improves the texture of greasy and oily skin.
Along with skin issues, peppermint oil has been used for its antifungal and antimicrobial qualities in treating parasitic, bacterial, and fungal infections. Peppermint oil’s healing abilities are usually attributed to the elevated levels of menthol that naturally occur in the oil.
Peppermint oil blends easily with numerous other essential oils to offer further benefits, including eucalyptus, lemon, marjoram, rosemary, and other essential oils. Many herbalists use peppermint oil in conjunction with their medicinal formulas.