Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
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What is peppermint?

The Peppermint plant is an aromatic herb in the mint family which is a hybrid mint of both spearmint and watermint.

 

We source our mint from India where it is a widely cultivated herb,

but did you know it's thought that over 100 years ago some of the finest crops were descended from plants

which were grown in Mitcham, Surrey, less than 10 miles from our Head Office?

 

The fact that you can now find naturally growing peppermint practically anywhere in the world is a testament,

not only to its adaptability, but also an indication of its medicinal properties.

What are the key benefits?

[inline-image] Peppermint Essential Oil

At Aromatherapy Associates we originally started using Peppermint oil in our essential oil blends to help a client with her sensitive digestion, as the soothing properties can aid with gas and bloating.


However, Peppermint is traditionally used to alleviate cold symptoms, its menthol vapours act as an effective decongestant, helping to clear our senses, combat fatigue and support jaded energy.


The inhalation of peppermint oil is also known to help with cognitive function, perfect for staying alert during winter’s dark evenings.


Many, including us, see peppermint oil as one of the most useful essential oils, and it’s no surprise due to its multiple benefits.

Where do we use it?

[inline-image] Support Lavender & Peppermint Blend

We use Peppermint oil in our Support Lavender & Peppermint essential oil blend, where our extraordinarily high concentrations of premium oils can counter moments of indulgence, dissolve tension headaches and even ease sunburn. 

Whether you are soaking or showering with our Support Breathe blends, make the moment matter and emerge feeling rejuvenated and comforted.

"Peppermint adds a fresh, clean sense of clarity to any blend –

whilst we may be most familiar with its use in toothpaste or food flavourings,

it has been used for thousands of years to help various ailments." 

 

Shop our blends that feature Peppermint

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Amy: Global Trade Marketing Executive

Skin Type: Normal – Dry

Prep

Skin prep is key for me to achieve that summer body glow all year around. I like to begin by sweeping away dead skin cells with the Revive Body Brush before bathing. I find this helps with firming and toning my skin, so I love to do this ahead of a special event and particularly pre-tan! I then take my De-Stress Mind Bath & Shower Oil and apply a capful to my torso, shoulders and lower back before getting into my bath… I love the De-stress Mind blend as the sweet, yet herbal scent transports me to a state of calm before truly being able to unwind in the bath.

Routine

For me, bath time is the opportunity to take my ‘everything shower’ to the next level. I typically indulge in a bath for some down time ahead of a fun-filled weekend and to feel rejuvenated after a week of work. I apply the Revive Energising Exfoliator onto wet skin and massage this in for 2-4 minutes focusing on stubborn areas such as elbows, knees and shins.

Post Bathing Ritual

After soaking up the warm aromas of my bath I dry myself off with a towel and then get ready to apply the Revive
Body Oil
. My top tip is to ensure you apply body oil onto damp skin for ultimate hydration; I find this is crucial for locking in moisture and achieving a natural glow.

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Freya: Global Brand Marketing Executive

Skin type: Combination

PREP

I typically opt for a bath over a shower when my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, or if I have some extra get-ready time in the morning. I begin my bath time ritual by creating a spa atmosphere with the Atomiser Connect. For me, it is key to ensure my set-up is a sanctuary, this really helps me to start my day off right. My top tip is to infuse your Atomiser with the Essential Oil Blend you gravitate towards, this way you can tailor your routine to meet your specific needs in that moment. Currently I keep diffusing the Revive Pure Essential Oil Blend as I love that the citrusy aroma leaves me feeling uplifted. Whilst I run my bath, I massage the Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil into skin, which helps to improve circulation.

Routine

I like to begin my bath time by gently exfoliating my skin with the Rose Triple Exfoliator to even texture and remove dead skin cells. If you are looking for radiant skin, an exfoliant is a must have! My favourite thing about this exfoliant is that it does not leave my skin feeling stripped after use, which I have found with many I have tried in the past, but instead leaves my skin feeling nourished and soft with no irritation. I then apply the Rose Pink Clay Mask to my scalp and face to delicately remove oil build up and to rejuvenate both skin and hair.

Post Bathing Ritual

My post bath routine consists of locking in all moisture with a lightweight layer of the Revive Body Gel. As someone who is always on the go, this is a staple in my routine due to the fast absorbing, non-greasy texture of this product. In drier areas I love layering this with the Inner Strength Body Oil, due to its sweet yet spicy scent and skin nourishing properties.

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