How Mint can be used in Aromatherapy?
Mint when used in aromatherapy can bring wonderful benefits for general awareness and stress relief. The therapy is generally used for general alertness and energy as well as stress relief. As the oil is convenient to use, mint aromatherapy is an ideal stress reliever. The essential oil of the mint plant is extracted from the Peppermint. The biological name for peppermint is Mentha piperita.
Aromatherapy is an ancient practice which uses the oil extractions from flowers, roots and other plant parts. These oils are either inhaled or applied to the body after mixing it with some carrier oils such as almond oil or grapeseed oil. The oil can also be used to household cleaners to add an energising and calming aroma.
Uses of Mint oil:
- It has antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and digestive properties.
- The strong aroma is particularly soothing and appreciated during summers as it is mixed in refreshing teas and syrups.
- Its leaves can be added to chocolate desserts and vegetables.
- Mint mouthwashes relieves sore throats.
Mint oil in Aromatherapy:
- The mint oil is one of the widely used oils in aromatherapy as it has a calming and relaxing effect.
- It is used widely for bowel conditions to indigestion, but it is most commonly used in treatment of headaches and nausea.
- A person suffering from either condition can get instant relief by applying a few drops of mint oil to a tissue paper or cotton balls and breathing in the aroma.
- For hands free treatment, the oil can be mixed in other oil and applied directly to the skin.
- It should commonly be applied to the temples or inside of the wrists.