Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is an aromatic hybrid species of mint— a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant can be found growing wild in North America and Europe. The plants medicinal history dates all the way back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
The essential oil is extracted from the plant’s leaves and its distinctive scent is derived from the main chemical components; menthol and menthone. Peppermint oil has a wide array of uses from topically, to flavor food, and even as a natural pesticide. The aroma of the essential oil has many healing properties, as its refreshing, bright scent has a powerful impact on the body and mind.
Studies have shown that the menthol in Peppermint helps to relieve pain caused by tension headaches and migraines. Furthermore, the essential oil has antispasmodic and expectorant properties which helps to relieve respiratory ailments such as asthma, bronchitis, nasal congestion, and cough.
Additionally, Peppermint has many benefits for the mind as well as the body. Peppermint essential oil helps to reduce stress, improve concentration, and promote alertness. The refreshing aroma of the oil provides relief from symptoms of depression and anxiety, promoting calmness, mental clarity, and focus.
Our Focus Mood Scent harnesses the fragrance of peppermint to promote a space to focus. Mind-enhancing rosemary, sage and spearmint are the standout scents, while grapefruit, lemon and orange create a bright foundation, keeping your mood uplifted and energized.