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In case heatwave, pour into a full shower gel bottle 1 to 2 drops maximum of essential oil of mint.
For use from the age of 12, place 1 drop of peppermint essential oil diluted in 1 drop of jojoba vegetable oil on the temples (away from the eyes) and the frontal sinuses. 3 to 4 times a day, in case of pain.
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. From 15 years+
Massage the entire irritated area with a mixture of 1 drop of peppermint essential oil diluted in 10 drops of St. John's wort vegetable oil (or sweet almond oil in case of sun exposure). Use 3 times a day, for 3 to 4 days.
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Precautions for use
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.
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.