Peppermint is well known for it's benefits to the digestive system - for nausea, travel sickness, wind and bloating, and also for headaches (particularly those related to digestive problems) and migraines. It is refreshing, stimulating, helpful for clearing mucus in the respiratory system - colds, sinusitis and hay fever. As an analgesic it is very useful for muscular tension and pain, and this combined with it's cooling properties make it useful for menopause/hot flushes and painful periods. It helps to treat oral bacteria and bad breath (use in a mouthwash), and it is beneficial for treating bruises, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
*Peppermint is a powerful oil, so make sure you use a low dose - always dilute before use on the skin.
Fragrance: Fresh, strong mint aroma - more powerful and less sweet than minty confectionery you may be familiar with.