Herbology: Peppermint

For thousands of years, peppermint has been cultivated in Europe and Asia for their medicinal properties. Its cooling and soothing effects have been studied extensively.

In Chinese medicine mint is associated with the lung and liver meridians. The herbs pungent, aromatic and cooling properties help expel wind and heat, clear the skin, and remove stagnation.

making Peppermint tea

Known for its unmistakable aroma and cooling properties, peppermint isn't just a pleasant flavoring for candies and teas; it's a powerhouse ingredient with numerous benefits for both internal consumption and topical application.

Benefits of Peppermint:

Digestive Aid: Peppermint has long been celebrated for its ability to soothe digestive discomforts. Whether consumed as a tea or infused in oil for topical application, peppermint helps alleviate symptoms like indigestion, bloating, and gas.

Mental Clarity and Alertness: The invigorating aroma of peppermint essential oil has been shown to enhance mental focus and clarity. Whether diffused in the air or applied topically, it can help alleviate feelings of fatigue and promote alertness.

Skincare Savior: Peppermint essential oil possesses antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a valuable addition to skincare routines. It can help combat acne, soothe irritated skin, and promote a healthy, glowing complexion.

Pain Relief: Peppermint oil's cooling sensation can provide relief from headaches, muscle aches, and joint pain when applied topically. Its analgesic properties make it a popular choice for natural pain management.

Oral Health: Peppermint's natural antiseptic properties make it effective in promoting oral hygiene. It freshens breath, fights bacteria that cause cavities, and soothes gum inflammation.

Peppermint Essential Oil in Skincare:

Peppermint essential oil is renowned for its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties, making it a valuable addition to any skincare regimen. Here's how it can benefit your skin:

Acne Treatment:

Peppermint oil contains menthol, which has cooling properties that can help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness associated with acne. Its antimicrobial properties also make it effective in combating acne-causing bacteria, helping to prevent breakouts.

Skin Brightening:

The menthol in peppermint oil provides a refreshing sensation that can help perk up dull skin. Its astringent properties help to tighten pores and promote a more even skin tone, resulting in a brighter complexion.

Soothing Irritation:

Whether you're dealing with sunburn, insect bites, or other forms of skin irritation, peppermint oil can offer relief. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce swelling and discomfort, while its cooling effect provides instant relief.

Oil Control:

For those with oily skin, peppermint oil can be a game-changer. Its natural astringent properties help to control excess oil production, keeping your skin looking fresh and matte throughout the day.

Incorporating Peppermint Essential Oil into Your Daily Routine, if not, GingerChi has got you covered.

Peppermint is featured in several GingerChi products. The Yin qualities of Peppermint and Yang properties of Ginger, work in harmony to bring about balance.

Lip Oil: Create a nourishing lip oil by mixing a few drops of peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil like castor or jojoba oil. Just like Gingerchi’s Ginger Peppermint Lip Glow Apply this soothing blend to your lips throughout the day for hydration and a refreshing tingle. It is especially beneficial during dry, chapped lip seasons.

Body Oil: Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your favorite body oil or lotion for a revitalizing massage experience.  Not only will it leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated, but it will also help alleviate muscle tension and fatigue. Peppermint is one of the main ingredients in our Lavender Ginger Body Oil, giving your body a tingling sensation while warming ginger penetrates, soothed by the calming effects of lavender. Try adding a few drops into a hot bath to help your body unwind and soak away stress.

Scalp Treatment: Combat dandruff and promote healthy hair growth by incorporating peppermint oil into your scalp treatment routine. Ginger Rosemary Hair & Scalp Oil with the power of Ginger, Rosemary, Lavender and Peppermint help strengthen and revitalize scalp. Gently massage into your scalp,  and leave it on for at least 30 minutes before shampooing.

Oral Detox Oil Pulling Blend: Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice known for its oral health benefits. Create a detoxifying blend by combining coconut oil, peppermint essential oil, and a drop of tea tree oil or use our Oral Detox Oil Pulling Blend combines Sunflower Seed Oil and essential oils of Peppermint, Fresh Ginger, Myrrh and Tea Tree, loaded with anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties.

Swish a tablespoon of the mixture in your mouth for 10-15 minutes, then spit it out to remove toxins and promote gum health.

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Glow Chi Tea Blend: Peppermint is one of the main ingredients along with Ginger and Goji Berry. Not only is peppermint a excellent upper respiratory decongestion, using it in a facial steam along with the nourishing ingredients in GlowChi is also beneficial to the skin, especially in the cold and dry winter months.

Tummy Tone Massage Oil: The potent effects of peppermint, along with the warming properties of Fresh Ginger Oil works wonders in stimulating stomach meridians to eliminate toxins and stagnation that causes imbalance. Regular massage in the abdomen area prevents digestive and elimination system from becoming sluggish, which can result in the inability to lose weight, as well as poor skin conditions and myriad of other health issues.

Peppermint Essential Oil stands as a potent natural remedy with numerous benefits for both internal and external use. Whether incorporated into skincare routines, used for oral hygiene, or added to daily wellness rituals, or simply indulging in a spa-like experience, peppermint oil is a versatile ally in your quest. The refreshing and invigorating properties will uplift both your body and mind. 

So go ahead, harness its power and experience the transformative effects firsthand. Embrace the cooling sensation and invigorating aroma of peppermint, and let its natural wonders enhance your well-being, achieve glowing skin and unveil a fresher, more vibrant complexion.

Be well and with good Chi,


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