Peppermint Essential Oil

Not only will you freshen your breath, you’ll perk up your brain. In a NASA funded study, scientists from Wheeling Jesuit University monitored the emotional responses of 25 people during simulated driving scenarios. The volunteers reported that the smell of peppermint:
lowered fatigue by 15%
increased alertness by 30%
decreased frustration by 25%

Oils in the peppermint plant increase alertness by stimulating your trigeminal nerve, “The same nerve that is activated when you revive someone with smelling salts” said Alan Hirsch, M.D., director of the Smell and Taste Research Foundation in Chicago.

For a quick pick-me-up, inhale from your Peppermint essential oil

Keep one in your car or desk 😉

(special thanks to Jihan & John Thomas – TriHarmony Inc. for providing this info in their Newsletter)

2 responses to “Peppermint Essential Oil

  1. I am the product manager for Aromatherapy (among other business categories) for Puritan’s Pride ( Peppermint oil is one of best essential oils along with lavender, eucalyptus, tangerine and carrot seed.

  2. Donna,
    I do not know the strength of the oils sold by the company you are with, but I must point out that Fragrance Oils, Perfume Oils, or Other Synthetic Oils Are Not Essential Oils: Do not substitute fragrance oils, perfume oils, or any other oils containing synthetic ingredients for essential oils, especially if they are to be used for wellness or health purposes. Fragrance and perfume oils and other synthetic oils do not have therapeutic value, and can even cause sensitization or adverse reactions in some people.

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