03 Jul Essential Oils – Peppermint
PEPPERMINT | Peppermint is a very recognisable scent. Peppermint, Mentha piperita, has a fresh smell and is used a lot for focus and refreshing.
Peppermint comes originally from Europe, but is now for 75% grown in the US. One 15ml bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil consists of 1 pound of the leaves and flowering tops of the peppermint plant.
The oil gets extracted by steam distillation.
Ways to USE
Peppermint has a very cooling sensation when applied topically and therefore is used a lot in sport massages. The refreshing smell is also known to calm the mind The oil can also very well be used in your tea or to add to your post workout protein drink for a mint-chocolate flavoured result!