High note: The oil is obtained by distilling the whole plant’s vapour, it contains menthol which is what gives it such a characteristic aroma.
Properties: Antispasmodic, analgesic, antiseptic, hepatic, digestive, astringent, cephalic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, tonifies the nervous system, brings down fever and repels insects.
Main indications: Physical and mental exhaustion, depression, headache caused by a digestive issue, hepatic colic, digestive problems,hyperventilation, neuralgia, muscular pains, fever, flu, bronchitis, spasmodic coughing, dermatitis, dysmenorrhoea, scanty menstruation.
Precautions: Shouldn’t be used directly on the skin as in its pure form it can be an irritant, it’s best to dilute it in vegetable oil.
3 drops of mint
2 drops of lavender
1 drop of cypress
Put about 125 ml of distilled water in a spray bottle along with the essential oils. When sprayed on your legs it is refreshing, stimulates circulation, calms pains and acts as a deodorant. Luckily, it also repels insects, so you can keep mosquitoes away whilst smelling fresh and lovely.
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