Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of seven years (menthol, ketones), persons allergic to one of the components, subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use, subjects with epilepsy.
In case heatwave, pour into a full shower gel bottle 1 to 2 drops maximum of essential oil of mint.
Dilute 3 drops of essential oil of mint in 10 drops of calendula oil. Massage the irritated zone three times daily.
Breathe in the essential oil of mint from the vial or use in diffusion, but not more than one hour per day.
Place 1 drop of essential oil of peppermint on the temples (far from the eyes) and the frontal sinuses.
Place 1 to 2 drops of essential oil of mint on a sugar lump or in a teaspoon of honey. Swallow after the meals or in case of "blocked" stomach and ballooning.
CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION
EXTRACTION AND YIELD
The history of mint goes back to a domestic dispute in Olympus. Hera was furious to see that Zeus, her wayward husband, was holding the nymph Minthe too closely and transformed her rival into a wild plant, however she forgot to deprive her of her fresh and tempting fragrance. Hippocrates and Aristotle mistakenly believed that the plant was an aphrodisiac since it was born from a lascivious nymph. In reality it is only a tonic and a stimulant. Mint leaves have been found in sarcophaguses in Egypt and it is mentioned as a remedy for stomach pains in the Ebers Papyrus, the oldest known medical treatise. Five centuries B.C. it was prescribed in Babylon to relief abdominal pains, and today it plays an important role in the food industry. Romans perfumed their wine with it, in the same manner as tea is flavoured in the Arab world. A friend of clear thoughts and logic, it played a stimulant role for students to whom Pliny recommended to wear and braided mint crown on the head.
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.