Folklore: According to Roberta Wilson, “In Roman mythology, when Pluto professed his love for the nymph Mentha, his wife Persephone, afire with jealousy, crushed Mentha into dust on the ground. Pluto, unable to change her back, transformed her into a peppermint plant and gave her a fresh fragrance so she would smell sweet whenever stepped upon.”
Historical Uses: For centuries, peppermint has been used to soothe digestive difficulties, freshen breath, and relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn, and indigestion.
Other Possible Uses: This oil may help anger, arthritis, colic, depression, fatigue, food poisoning, headaches, hives, hysteria, inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), liver problems, memory, morning sickness, nerves (regenerate and support), radiation exposure, rheumatism, elevate and open sensory system, soothe and cool skin (may help keep body cooler on hot days), toothaches, tuberculosis, and add flavor to water.
Body System(s) Affected: Digestive, Nervous, and Respiratory Systems, Muscles and Bones, Skin.
Aromatic Influence: It is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Reduces fevers. Dr. Dembar of the University of Cincinnati discovered in a research study that inhaling peppermint oil increased the mental accuracy of the students by up to 28%.
Usage Instructions Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and/or directly on area of concern.
Safety Data: Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization. Use with caution if dealing with high blood pressure. Use with caution during pregnancy.
Blend Classification: Personifier.
Odor: Type: Middle Note (50–80% of the blend); Scent: Minty, sharp, intense; Intensity: 5.