Health Benefits of Peppermint

Yes, it’s that time for everything to shift from pumpkin to peppermint. Candles, baking recipes, and home décor change – why shouldn’t you add a peppermint massage to that list.

Peppermint is one of the oldest medicinal treatments known. Some common ailments it is known to help include: indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach and bowel spasms and pain.

Below are some amazing health benefits from peppermint:

  1. Indigestion: Place a few drops of peppermint oil in a glass of water after eating to help with digestion. Or consider adding peppermint oil and caraway oil to help naturally relieve heartburn. Plus, because peppermint oil is carminative, it helps relieve gas – and goodness knows with all these holiday parties, eating out and beverage partaking, we can end up feeling a little bloated at the end of an evening.
  2. Oral Health: It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know peppermint can help a mouth. Peppermint oil can help with gum care and since it’s a cross between watermint and spearmint, you’ll for sure be minty fresh when you chat with friends and coworkers around town.
  3. Headaches: Just in case you drank one too many last night at the company party, try applying peppermint oil, in the diluted form, to your forehead. Oh, and drink another big glass of water – and nap if you can!
  4. Hair Care: Peppermint oil can cool your scalp and help remove dandruff and lice. (We know, lice are gross… but for all you mamas with kids in school, you know they can be part of your life after that school play where they all share that one hat – ugh!)
  5. Skin Care: Since peppermint oil contains Menthol, it has a natural cooling effect. It helps brighten dull skin and improves oily skin.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your December massage special now! Take advantage of the peppermint season and the masterful hands of the Glow Med Spa Massage Therapists.