Properties: Peppermint essential oil is one of the most useful oils to have by you in case of need. Essential oils are a complex mixture of molecules and the way they work is on many levels – you could say they are quantum. Peppermint is an oil that can show you its ‘intelligent’ nature – it will act in the way it is needed. Sounding a bit airy fairy? Put some on your skin. It may make your skin feel really cold or on the other hand, it may feel suddenly hot! The effect depends on you. This warming/cooling effect is useful for sprains, muscle injury and fluid filled legs.
Peppermint is useful for relief of pain associated with inflammation and damaged nerves. It will take the itch and redness out of itchy skin and is absolutely the best essential oil for use on a burn.
Still used in hospitals today for pain associated with the digestive system & flatulence – peppermint is a useful oil for horses that are troubled with gas or colicky pain.
Peppermint can help your horse to maintain concentration and alleviate boredom when confined to box-rest.
Principle constituents: menthol, menthone, limonene, 1,8-cineole
Precautions: Non-toxic, take extreme care around mucous membranes and eyes