Peppermint

orange peppermint shea butter

Historically (and well before the pineapple) peppermint has been a symbol of hospitality. Of all the essential oils, peppermint is one,that even the most neophyte of consumers, have a distinct memory or experience.  From the smell of indulgent, candy cane laden hot chocolate during winter vacations to an invigorating peppermint tea prepared with healing love to combat a stomach ache peppermint can be found peppered in our lives.  Growing up, the smell of peppermint always is interconnected to home remedies for chest congestion, skin irritations and the rare joy of being allowed to chew gum!

From a scientific standpoint, peppermint is a cross between spearmint and water mint. The plant can be found in Europe, Asia and North America.  While there are close to 30 species of peppermint, the majority of peppermint is harvested in North America.  The Egyptians, who were medicinally advanced, used peppermint leaves for gastritis and indigestion.  In the late 17th century and the early 18th century the Europeans used peppermint not only for stomach ailments but also menstrual infirmities.

The aroma of peppermint has been shown to raise readiness and improve memory.  Who could not benefit from this??  In addition to containing vitamin A and vitamin C, findings indicate that peppermint oil exhibits antifungal, analgesic, antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

Our glimmering orange peppermint shea butter consistency and the unpolluted peppermint and orange has a multiplicity of uses. A friend uses it on his face and hair, a friend’s daughter uses it on her feet after a long ballet class and I recently massaged my temples during a debilitating migraine.  As if this was not sufficient, I recently gifted a friend that is fighting breast cancer and she has shared with me that it has helped subside the hot flashes and nausea post treatment.

An ancient medicinal tool and a modern medicine cabinet must have… Peppermint!

 

stress relief – peppermint

My favorite stress relief essential oil is peppermint. Indigenous to Europe and discovered in 1753, peppermint is actually a hybrid of spearmint and water mint and you probably have it growing like weed in your backyard like I do. Pick some and rub the leaves together and inhale. Lately, I use my orange peppermint shea butter and rub it on my temples. The peppermint coupled with the orange is so uplifting!

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Thank you Organic Authority for the review!

Review from Organic Authority

HollyBeth Organics Orange Peppermint Shea Butter

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Massage this ultra-moisturizing shea butter onto chapped, dry hands for instant relief. It works best just after washing to lock in moisture. HollyBeth Organics Orange Peppermint Shea Butter has the consistency of soft sand and melts into your skin as your rub it in. Its orange peppermint scent uplifts and leaves you feeling energized. And, this simple USDA-certified organic product does all of this using just three simple ingredients.

The full ingredients include:

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit*, Mentha piperita (Chocolate Peppermint) Oil*, Citrus sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil*. *organic