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Peppermint

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Part of a regular series of posts about essential oils. All information here is for information only, and oils should be used in consultation with a trained professional.

Name- Mentha piperita

Contraindications- Be careful if you have sensitive skin, and don’t use if breastfeeding as it can discourage the flow of milk

Uses/good for- Peppermint can help with alertness (so don’t use before bedtime). It is also useful for hot flushes as it has a cooling effect. For similar reasons, it’s useful for hot and tired feet. Digestive discomfort can also be eased with Peppermint oil.

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