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Blog 48: Essential Oil of the Week: Peppermint essential oil

Posted by Ananya Lahiri on

Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita) has been used as a medicine in England since 16th century but the strong medicinal properties of these leaves were already known for thousands of years before that (Tisserand R., 1992). Greeks & Romans used peppermint in their food & beverages. Currently, Peppermint oil is extensively used as a flavoring agent & also as a fragrance component in mouthwashes, toothpastes, detergents, soaps & perfumes. This essential oil also has wide spread use in aromatherapy & holistic healing.  Skin Benefits Peppermint essential oil used in 1% or even less dilution can relieve any kind of...

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