Essential oils are the essences of a plant that cause it to smell the way it does, but not all essential oils are equal. Africology chooses to use only the most carefully distilled oils, making sure that their purity is unaffected by additives or dilution. Each essential oil offers unique properties to treat mind, body and spirit in a wide variety of applications.
Perhaps one of the most easily recognised scents, peppermint has a wide variety of uses. It can relieve bloating, colic and flatulence, as well as catarrh and travel sickness. It is an anti-spasmodic, digestive tonic, diaphoretic, bile stimulant, and analgesic.
Recommended For: Peppermint oil can be burnt in an aromatherapy burner in small amounts to assist with nausea and general ill health. It can be added to smoothies and lemon water to assist with stomach upsets.
Due to its potency, peppermint not be used in any form on children under four.
Recommended use: This oil can be mixed with Africology Essence Free Balm to create your own bespoke balm. Add a few drops to a bottle of water to ease digestive issues. It can also be mixed with natural base oils such as grape seed oil to create a massage oil. Also ideal for use in an aromatherapy burner.