“The aroma of freshly crushed peppermint leaves. Pungent, cool, and refreshing but significantly less intense than the essential oil.” Suzanne Catty, Hydrosols: the Next Aromatherapy.
Peppermint Hydrosol can be used to wash floors and walls to ward off pests. When sprayed on furniture it may discourage a cat from scratching.
This hydrosol has traditionally been used for various stomach and gastro-intestinal track ailments such as travel sickness, diarrhea, and heartburn. A topical anti-inflammatory, peppermint hydrosol can be used for an athletes’ stiff muscles, aches and pains. It will have a cooling effect when added to a hot compress, and a heating effect when added to a cold compress. Peppermint hydrosol compresses can be used on acne that is red and irritated. Use it also to cool down the sting and itch of insect bites.
Spritz it on your face and body to help with hot flashes or to cool down in hot weather. Peppermint hydrosol is mentally stimulating and will also calm and cool the nerves. When combined with Black Spruce hydrosol it is a great toner for the bustline.
Avoid with children less than three years old.
pH 6.1 – 6.3
Peppermint Essential Oil is also available.