Introducing… new Bosisto’s Peppermint Oil (and Spray!)
After 164 years in essential oils, we like keeping things fresh at Bosisto’s. That’s why we’ve introduced a brand new oil to our core range – Peppermint! Known as “nature’s oldest medicine” the extract of the peppermint leaf, or Mentha Piperata is very popular with essential oils fans - and now it’s available from your favourite brand.
Bosisto’s doesn’t have hundreds of varieties of oils, and that’s because what we do, we like to do well. So just like our famous ‘Parrot brand’ Eucalyptus, our Tea Tree and our pure Lavender oils, our Peppermint is the best quality money can buy. So let’s find out what you can do with it…
Nausea & travel sickness
Peppermint is wonderful for nausea relief, as anyone who has eaten mints on a long journey will attest! Add 2-4 drops to a glass of warm water and drink to help ease mild nausea; alternatively spray the peppermint spray into the air or on a tissue and inhale the aroma for instant temporary relief – great for keeping in the car glove box or carry-on travel luggage.
Note: Peppermint spray is not a mouth spray – do not ingest.
With its anti-spasmodic effect, indigestion, bloating, excessive flatulence and even irritable bowel syndrome symptoms can be eased with peppermint oil. As above, drinking a few drops in some warm water is the best way to get the benefits. Try massaging onto your lower stomach to ease discomfort from wind.
Insects & pests
Anecodal evidence says many pests, including cockroaches, spiders and mice (and even larger pests like snakes and geckos) dislike peppermint oil. A few drops on a cotton wool ball, or sprayed around doorways or cracks where pests are getting in may help as a deterrent.
The fresh aroma can ease headaches and help mental alertness. Try rubbing a drop or two onto temples (no-where near your eyes) to help focus when studying or at work. Repeat as required.
Nasal & chest congestion
Just like eucalyptus, peppermint has a clearing effect on congestion. Add 3-4 drops to a bowl of warm water and inhale the steam, or spray the Peppermint Spray around and inhale for relief.
DIY beauty & home products
There are lots of recipes on the internet for making your own soaps, air fresheners, cosmetics, bath and beauty products using peppermint essential oil. With its natural cooling, deodorising and freshening abilities, it’s especially good in soaps, foot scrubs and body moisturisers.
Aches & pains
Massage a few drops into aching joints for temporary relief of mild arthritis and rheumatism. Repeat every 3-4 hours.
Freshening around the home
Spray into bins, musty drawers or anywhere around the home that needs freshening. It’s particularly good for gym gear and shoes!
Bosisto’s Peppermint Oil is available in a 25mL dropper bottle and a handy 30g travel size spray is now available to purchase at our online store, or from selected pharmacies (including Chemist Warehouse - Spray only).
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.