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Stressed? Peppermint Can Help

Stress is something to which we all can relate.  During the times we are living in, everyone could use some stress relief!  Luckily, botanicals have been allies to people in alleviating stress and improving mood for thousands of years.  You have likely heard or experienced aromatherapy (the use of essential oils and other volatile plant compounds, usually inhaled or used topically for therapeutic effects), but have you ever looked into the wellness and stress-relief benefits of this practice?

There is adequate research that aromatherapy effects brainwaves and can alter behavior.  Different plants have different scents, which interact with human physiology in different ways.  The use of quality products is of utmost importance when it comes to the therapeutic use of botanicals.  Only use organically sourced botanicals for aromatherapy, otherwise you’ll also be inhaling chemicals that are used in the production of conventionally sourced oils.  

Edye’s Naturals uses only organically sourced ingredients and creates all products with care in small batches.  Edye’s Organic Peppermint Skin Repair contains the soothing, cooling oil of peppermint.  Peppermint helps to relieve itchy skin, which can be caused by rashes and bug bites.  Peppermint also helps to soothe sore muscles (this is attributed to the menthol present in the herb) and aid in circulation.  When it comes to the aromatherapy benefits of peppermint, peppermint has been found to increase memory and alertness.  

The therapeutic use of aromatherapy with peppermint is indicated for people who are too tired, too busy, stressed, and overworked.  Some studies suggest that the topical use of peppermint oil can help to relieve headaches and migraines. Be mindful to not put Edye’s Organic Peppermint Skin Repair too close to the eyes, as it can cause irritation.  Instead, you can massage a small amount of Edye’s Organic Peppermint Skin Repair into the temples to promote relaxation.  Inhaling peppermint also has a clearing effect in the sinuses and nasal passages.  You can apply a small amount of Edye’s Organic Peppermint Skin Repair beneath the nostrils to help relieve allergy, cold, and sinus infection blockages.  It is also suggested that steam can aid in the clearing process, so taking deep breaths in a hot shower after applying Edye’s Organic Peppermint Skin Repair might be helpful.  While peppermint can relieve your sinuses, be sure to check in with a trusted health provider to determine the root cause of your symptoms. 

The scent of peppermint can have positive effects on mood, energy, sleep-enhancement, and cognitive performance.  These benefits, coupled with the physical relief that peppermint offers, make it a great botanical ally in times of stress.  Next time you are feeling stressed, remember that peppermint can help!

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