Peppermint oil is widely used in a variety of products for its pleasantly strong, masking aroma. Many people recognize the classic peppermint smell from their toothpaste or mouthwash but the oil is also useful in treating toothaches and cavities. It is this property which makes the oil a great additive for tooth paste.
Peppermint oil is also beneficial in aiding the relief of cold and flu symptoms as it can open up sinuses and soothe headaches. One thing about this oil is application to the skin will result in a warm, tingling sensation which is perfect for tension headaches and muscle aches. Studies have shown peppermint oil worked just as well at relieving headaches as acetaminophen. Peppermint is perhaps one of the best oils for cold and flu relief as it acts as an expectorant to open your airways and clear mucus and ease congestion.
Peppermint oil pairs well with other mint oils, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Marjoram oil.