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Yoga Journal Review
The concentrated oil extracted from the leaves of the peppermint plant has an is instantly recognizable scent and plenty of mind-body benefits. And Cliganic is one of the best peppermint oils we’ve had the chance to try.
When rubbed into the temples, Cliganic Peppermint Oil can ease tension headaches and migraines. Essential oils need to be diluted in a carrier oil before being applied to the skin. When head pain struck, our testers added 3 to 5 drops of the oil to an ounce of the brand’s Argan carrier oil before massaging it into their foreheads. Not only did pain diminish, but they found the cool, tingling sensation on the skin soothing as well.
Peppermint essential oil can also provide a pick-me-up if energy levels are flagging. One of our testers often starts her morning with an intention-setting ritual to set a grounded and energized tone for the day, and Cliganic’s Peppermint Oil is her perennial pick. “I only use a drop in my desktop diffuser, along with a drop of orange and patchouli each, and its subtle, cool essence perks me up without stinging my sinuses, like some cheaper mint oils tend to do,” she says. (Bonus: Her partner, not at all an essential oil kind of guy, always walks by, inhales, and says, “Oh, I like that!”)
Stuffy-nose sufferers will also love Cliganic Peppermint Oil. Inhaling menthol, one of the key compounds in the oil, opens the sinuses for better blood flow. To breathe easy fill a bowl or the sink with hot water and 5 drops of Cliganic peppermint oil. Cover your head with a towel, close your eyes, and breathe through your nose for one to two minutes. Congestion, conquered.
Yoga Journal Reader Review
I use Peppermint oil before power yoga class to clear my sinus and open up more poses and focus more. Cliganic Peppermint Oil works well; it’s great quality and the scent isn’t too strong. Also I added some to a diffuser to freshen a stale-smelling room, and just sniffed it when I felt like I needed an energy boost. I’ve tried other brands of peppermint oil but this one is best!! – Jeong K.