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This post had been provided for basic information about peppermint oil—usefulness and safety, common names, and an informational resources for you to use.

Background

Peppermint the herb, has a natural cross between two types of mint (spearmint and water mint), it grows primary throughout North America and  Europe. Both the peppermint leaf and the essential oil it produces has been used for all types of health purposes. Most essential oils are very concentrated oils containing substances that gives the plant characteristics and odor or flavors. Peppermint has been a common flavoring agent in a lot of foods. Peppermint oil has also been used to create a pleasant fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

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Sinus Care and other Respiratory Benefits
Inhaling diffused, or in your hand, peppermint oil can help you unclog your sinuses and give relief from a really scratchy throat. Peppermint can act as an expectorant, to help open your airways, clear the mucus and reduce congestion. It is also one of the best essential oils for colds, the flu, cough, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. Some Lab studies show that the compounds found in peppermint oil have antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, meaning it may also help to fight infections that lead to symptoms involving the respiratory tract.

Research also shows that lavender oil serves as a natural treatment for Alzheimer’s disease! Studies conducted on rats show that inhaling lavender essential oil vapor can help to prevent brain oxidative stress and improve cognitive impairment.

In 2012, the Swiss journal Molecules printed the results of a study that astoundingly proved that lavender oil is a viable treatment option for neurological dysfunctions such as stroke. Researchers believe that lavender’s effects are due to its antioxidant properties.

To support the nervous system with lavender oil, diffuse it at home, inhale it directly from the bottle or apply it topically to the temples and back of neck.

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This essential oil is also good for nourishing dry, irritated and acne-prone skin when mixed with a coconut oil and used as a cream or ointment for your lips. It also may be used effectively for a refreshing treatment of calluses on your feet. The orange in the oil promotes a feeling of happiness and warmth when used in aromatherapy.

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Lavender is often considered a must-have oil to keep on hand at all times due to its versatile uses, including calming and relaxing properties that promote peaceful sleep and ease feelings of tension.* Lavender oil is one of our best-sellers and one of the essential 6 theHealthStore.co oils.

So all in all Lavender oil is a highly versatile oil and why we think it’s one of the 6 that you need in your cupboard. It is considered one of the best natural remedies to treat insomnia. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, anti-fungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It is the most suitable oil for aromatherapy, and works wonders to treat acne, sores and joint pain. It has also been used as a remedy for depression, migraine headaches, nerve pain, toothaches, and sprains. Adding a few drops of the oil in bathwater is said to boost blood circulation and improve mental well-being.

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Muscle and joint pains – Rubbing eucalyptus oil into the muscles and joints has been known to temporarily relieves pain also great help for burns, cuts and insect bites – Topically, eucalyptus may be used as an antiseptic to help reduce the risk of infection.

LEMON OIL COMMON USES

Lemon essential oil is typically used to ease stress, fight fatigue and insomnia, and address conditions such as acne, athlete’s foot, depression, warts, and varicose veins. In addition, lemon essential oil is said to stimulate the immune system, alleviate pain, and promote weight loss. There’s some evidence that lemon essential oil may offer certain benefits. Here’s a look at some key findings from the available studies:

ANXIETY

Several preliminary studies suggest that lemon essential oil may help reduce anxiety and stress. For example, a 2004 study on rats determined that exposure to the odor of lemon essential oil helped reduce levels of corticosterone (a type of stress hormone). Published in Brain Research, the study also found that lemon essential oil may possess anxiety-reducing and pain-relieving properties.

MOOD

Preliminary research indicates that lemon essential oil may enhance mood. In a small study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology in 2008, for instance, researchers found that inhaling the aroma of lemon essential oil was more effective in improving mood than aromatherapy involving the use of lavender essential oil. The study involved 56 healthy men and women.

WEIGHT LOSS

Lemon essential oil shows promise for the prevention of weight gain, according to a 2003 study published in Experimental Biology and Medicine. In tests on rats, scientists found that breathing in the scent of lemon and grapefruit essential oils altered nervous system activity in a way that may promote the breakdown of body fat. However, due to a lack of clinical trials testing the effects of lemon essential on fat breakdown, it’s too soon to recommend lemon essential oil as a weight loss aid.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Lemon essential oil may be of some benefit to people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in Psychogeriatrics in 2009. For the study, 28 older adults (including 17 people with Alzheimer’s disease) used aromatherapy (including use of lemon, rosemary, lavender, and orange essential oils) for 28 days. Study results showed that aromatherapy led to a significant improvement in certain measures of cognitive function, especially among the Alzheimer’s patients.

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Lemon, Orange, eucalyptus oil benefits – try mixing all three Lemon, Sweet Orange and Eucalyptus oils together to make a 3 in 1 ointment to help with Immunity Enhancer, Natural Antibacterial, Kitchen Cleaner, Ant Repellant, Lower Blood Pressure, Anti-Inflammatory, Pain Reducer, Anxiety Calmer, Mood Booster, Better Sleep, Skin Saver, Acne Fighter, Natural Mouth Wash, Gum Protector, Cancer Fighter, and much much more.