Usage of Peppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is a commonly used drug in daily life. Peppermint oil is a colorless or light yellow clear liquid with a special cool aroma. It tastes pungent at the beginning and cools later. Although peppermint oil is widely used, many people do not know its specific usage of peppermint oil. Therefore, the following describes the methods and precautions of using peppermint oil.
Peppermint oil is distilled and extracted from peppermint plant flowers. It is usually light yellow or yellow-green essential oil liquid. Its main functions are to reduce fever, relieve nausea and vomiting, improve digestive ability, and reduce respiratory pain. The aromatic smell of peppermint oil can also improve the sense of smell and taste, and refresh the mind. There are many uses of peppermint oil, including inhalation, massage on footpoints, air diffusion (spray), or drip into bathwater.
The method of using peppermint oil is as follows:
- Breathing in steam can relieve nasal congestion: drop a few drops of peppermint oil into a large bowl of hot water, and then inhale the steam it emits.
- Treatment for motion sickness: put a few drops of peppermint oil on a thin piece of paper and inhale.
- Relieve headache: put a few drops of essential oil on a damp and cold towel and apply it to your forehead, or massage your neck, temples, and forehead with it. But don't forget to dilute before touching the skin.
- Promote digestion: massage the stomach with a few drops of diluted peppermint oil, or massage the acupoints of the feet with some pure essential oil.
- Fitness bath: drop some peppermint oil into the bathwater to help relieve gastrointestinal discomfort, nasal congestion, headache, or menstrual pain.