Peppermint essential oil for aromatherapy takes this familiar favorite far beyond just a refreshing flavoring for holiday candies. Emerging studies show that inhaling Peppermint oil can diminish our perception of pain. This has to do with how the Menthol in Peppermint interacts with nerve-endings called nociceptors.

Peppermint also may modify a brain-chemical called Substance P in the trigemino-vascular system, which is good news for tension headache sufferers.

The analgesic –AND stimulating–properties of Peppermint make it the key ingredient in our BREATHE blend developed to ease up nasal and respiratory congestion. The stimulating properties of Peppermint make it an effective natural expectorant, helping to break up the snotty stuff of colds and allergies.

High menthol content also has the effect of creating a cooling sensation when Peppermint essential oil is inhaled. This refreshing brain-body illusion– the Menthol makes the body think you’re breathing in chilled air– is a comforting element when you’ve got the sniffles.

And some aromatherapists link the word mint with “ment”, or mind, believing that inhaling Peppermint essential oil for aromatherapy sharpens concentration and aids in memorization and recall.