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Mint descended from a cutting from Grandmother’s garden. Peppermint Essential Oil is a powerful agent that has many benefits from relieving headaches, settling stomachs, relieving nausea, improving concentration, stimulating hair growth, relaxing muscles, functioning as an antibacterial, and improving energy and exercise performance. Peppermint oil comes from the peppermint plant.

It’s been used for many things, such as relieving GI discomfort, easing nausea, and alleviating pain. Peppermint Essential Oil Uses. The two most common uses of peppermint oil include oral ingestion and the incorporation of the oil into topical creams designed for direct application to the skin. Folk medicine recommends peppermint oil as an all-natural way to improve digestion, especially in those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Peppermint essential oil is multi-purpose, earning the reputation of being one of the most versatile oils in the world along with Lavender oil.

The most active components of Peppermint essential oil are Menthol and Menthone, which are known to reduce pain and to invigorate, energize, and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, respectively. Peppermint oil can be used aromatically to enliven the senses and promote a feeling of energy. This powerful oil can be extremely beneficial on its own, but when you add the right combination of essential oils to Peppermint oil, the synergy of the combination of oils leads to even more benefits. Peppermint oil is commonly used as flavoring in foods and beverages and as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics. Peppermint oil also is used for a variety of health conditions and can be taken orally.

With its antimicrobial properties, there are more than the benefits of peppermint essential oil for your body, mind, and various health issues. Peppermint oil is most often used to support the digestive system, nervous system, and respiratory systems, as well as joint and muscular health. Some people use peppermint oil as part of their beauty and hair care regimen.

Its fragrance is pleasant and popularly found in shampoos, skin creams, and other products. While peppermint oil may be. Peppermint Essential Oil in the History The history of this oil is extensive, since peppermint oil is one of the oldest oils applied for medicinal use.

In 1550 BC, peppermint oil appears mentioned in the papyrus Ebers, a collection of medicinal recipes of the time. Benefits Peppermint essential oil benefits include: treatment of indigestion and stomach ailments, stimulates the mind, decongests the respiratory tract, eases nausea and headaches, it enhances mental focus, treats inflammations and sinus infections, and reduces fevers and stomach pains. It has antiseptic and antibacterial qualities too.

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The Romans used many of the aromatic plants whose essential oils play an important role in current aromatherapy practice, including rosemary, sage, peppermint, aniseed, pepper and the more exotic floral oils of neroli, rose and jasmine.

“Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice Second Edition” by Jennifer Peace Rhind
from Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice Second Edition
by Jennifer Peace Rhind
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012

Mint sulfide has been identified in many oils important in the perfume industry, including peppermint, spearmint, pepper, ylang-ylang, narcissus, geranium, chamomile, davana [98] and rose oil [119], as well as cumin oil [120].

“Lipids and Essential Oils as Antimicrobial Agents” by Halldor Thormar
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by Halldor Thormar
Wiley, 2010

In all of its uses, Peppermint Oil is refreshing to the mind, body, and spirit.

“Llewellyn's Complete Formulary of Magical Oils: Over 1200 Recipes, Potions & Tinctures for Everyday Use” by Celeste Rayne Heldstab
from Llewellyn’s Complete Formulary of Magical Oils: Over 1200 Recipes, Potions & Tinctures for Everyday Use
by Celeste Rayne Heldstab
Llewellyn Worldwide, Limited, 2012

PEPPERMINT OIL Provenance, Composition, and Uses Peppermint oil is obtained from the Mentha piperita plant and is a mixture of carbohydrates, with menthol (approximately 60%) and menthone (18–20%) as the dominating constituents.

“Dermatologic, Cosmeceutic, and Cosmetic Development: Therapeutic and Novel Approaches” by Kenneth A. Walters, Michael S. Roberts
from Dermatologic, Cosmeceutic, and Cosmetic Development: Therapeutic and Novel Approaches
by Kenneth A. Walters, Michael S. Roberts
CRC Press, 2007

The essential oils of mint and peppermint, which are commonly applied as food flavors, also had their composition explored by EsMDGC analysis (Faber et al., 1994).

“Chemical Analysis of Food: Techniques and Applications” by Yolanda Pico
from Chemical Analysis of Food: Techniques and Applications
by Yolanda Pico
Elsevier Science, 2012

Essential oils can be administered as inhalations like eucalyptus oil, orally like peppermint oil, gargles and mouthwashes like thymol oil and like lavender oil and rosemary oil which are used in the practice of aromatherapy (Dutta et al. 2007).

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Springer India, 2015

Tea tree oil, peppermint oil and sage oil proved to be the most potent essential oils, whereas thymol and eugenol were potent essential oil components.21 Tea tree oil has demonstrated a number of antimicrobial effects, even against MRSA.22 More studies on tea tree oil are reviewed in Chapter 2.

“Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy E-Book: Modern Herbal Medicine” by Kerry Bone, Simon Mills
from Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy E-Book: Modern Herbal Medicine
by Kerry Bone, Simon Mills
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Peppermint oil is an important member of the Essential oil family and has uses in the pharmaceutical and confectionery industry.

“Indigenous Drugs Of India” by Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra
from Indigenous Drugs Of India
by Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra
Academic Publishers, 1994

Peppermint oil could be deployed in capsules prepared with other antimicrobial essential oils such as the selective antimicrobial caraway (Carum carvi) seed oil, which is recognised not to impact beneficial bacteria.[64]

“Clinical Naturopathic Medicine” by Leah Hechtman
from Clinical Naturopathic Medicine
by Leah Hechtman
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2018

A review of scientific evidence of essential oils for the alleviation of nausea and vomiting found that the inhaled vapour of peppermint or ginger essential oils not only reduced the incidence and severity of nausea and vomiting but also decreased antiemetic requirements.

“Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2: An Evidence-Based Guide” by Lesley Braun, Marc Cohen
from Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2: An Evidence-Based Guide
by Lesley Braun, Marc Cohen
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

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  • In America do you have peppermint chilli oil? In Brasil we have that is great for the hair… But is not chilli oil and peppermint together!!

  • Used it diluted as drops for my itching eyes. Had nothing else and have been maced so I figured it was better than rubbing. Kind of worked.

  • I though menthol in high levels can cause seizures though I also read in some doses menthol works on the gamma-aminobutyric acid alpha receptor giving it anticonvulsant effects so what’s the deal

  • Your assumption that aromatherapy only affects the olfactory system overlooks quite a bit, don’t you think?

    Perhaps you should read the article “Aromatherapy On Central Nerve System (Cns): Therapeutic Mechanism And Its Associated Genes” which appeared in the journal Current Drug Targets. The authors state:

    “In contrast with current oral drugs used for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, essential oils produce pharmacologic effects, not only by the absorption through the skin and upper respiratory tract (URT), but also via the sense of smell.”

  • What about making salve from lard and peppermint? does it get tnto the solutioner? I know that essences are not infused in water, but what about fats? or should I do tincture first?

  • Most well known reputable essential oil brands are obviously not labeled as “Food Grade” or for “Internal use” and even say “not for internal use”

    Can I still add a single drop of Peppermint essential oil or Lavender in my herbal tea? I like to add Raw honey or squeezed lemon sometimes. I also use the Now Foods Brand.

  • Can you suggest some idea for what essential oils a person who suffers from:
    Sinus, arthritis, adrenal fatigue, & acid reflux might use?!

  • how much drops of this oil would be safe per day taken orally? i would use it as mouth freshener (1 drop dilluted in 5ml bottle) in an atomizer but im still worried about the dosage.

  • Isn’t it true though that anything with mint lowers testosterone levels, you did not talk about that re peppermint oil, especially when used excessively!?

  • Want the BEST smoothie in the world?!

    1 cup coconut milk
    1/2-1 cup of spinach
    1/4 cup cashews
    3 dates
    3 ice cubes
    1-2 tableapoons of cacao nibs
    1-2 drops of peppermint oil!!!
    1/2 frozen banana

    Tastes like mint chocolate chip icecream��

  • Which specific brand peppermint oil should I buy?It seems difficult to decide because many say for external use only on the bottle!

  • Bargzoils have been proved to improve sleep, relieve headaches, and promote healthy skin and hair. Forget lab-formulated skincare products and really leverage a proved natural solution to a lot of everyday problems. You can check their website here:

  • All the EOs I bought have the notification than it should only to be used external. So which EOs would you advise me to buy which are also internal to be used, Dr. J. Axe?

  • It is not all about the smell of essential oils that cause the effects they cause. For example, Lavender oil contains Linalylacetate, Linalool, Camphor and Cineol, which all take effect once the oil is inhaled or applied to the skin.

  • I tried Peppermint oil in my diffuser when I slept. It woke me up twice in the middle of the night.
    You just mentioned it gives you energy, so probably not recommended if you want to sleep! ��

  • i just bought some peppermint oil as an essential oil for my is really refreshing smell and makes me breath clearer and my head feels clearer.i think it is more clearer than other oils eg ylang ylang is very relaxing aswell.

  • URgent question. I mixed a 1 oz vial with a cup of water & a few drops of detergent. Sprayed countertops with this mixture due to mice invasion. Peppermint smell overwhelming and I moved my dog to master bedroom. Are we safe. I was told this recipe keeps mice at bay.

  • Great video! I love using essential oils with my daily affirmations. It’s a great way to help hack your psychology and mindset. Highly recommend! ❤

  • As a clinical aromatherapist I can definitely state that though there can be a placebo effect with essential oils (subject to the individual), essential oils can in fact impact and assist a persons a health and well being on a mental, emotional and physical level. The issue with the industry and education around aromatherapy and essential oils are follows:

    1. The industry is not regulated.

    2. Any idiot can call themselves an Aromatherapist and purchase/sell essential oils.

    3. Said idiots are promoting unsafe, and ridiculous unsubstantiated claims.

    4. There needs to be more financial assistance in order for more clinical research can be put forward to essential oils.

    Essential oils can be very effective. In France for example, they are used within hospital settings. One of the biggest users outside of clinical aromatherapists who use essential oils are Nurses within palliative, hospice, cancer and aged care facilities.

    The chemical component 1,8 cineole for example has been heavily researched as we know it is an amazing decongestant which is why it it used in vicks vapour rub and other cold & flu salves. 1,8 cineole is found in high amounts in Eucalyptus oil. Another essential called Ravintsara may not have a lot of clinical research on it, however when we break it down to see what chemical constituents it has in it and in what percentages, we can see it is high in 1,8 cinelole, therefore it is not unreasonable to say that ravintsara is beneficial in cold and flu salves as a decongestant.

    The issue most people have with essential oils is that each individual reacts differently to them, and we don’t know why. For one person, Lavender which contains the linalyl acetate a known sedative and analgesic can be very relaxing not only on stress but also to release muscle tension, yet for another person, its not as effective.

    However the same can be said for pharmaceutical headache medication for example, however no one seems to question why one works better for one person compared to another.

    For people to say that aromatherapy is all placebo is incorrect, but to say its the be all and end all and is also incorrect.

    If a person with cancer comes to me, I would never claim essential oils can cure cancer as that would be false.

    Any clinical aromatherapist worth their salt would tell said cancer patient to undertake the advise and treatments recommended and advised by a certified Oncologist and that aromatherapy may be beneficial to assist is the side affects that can result for said cancer treatments appetite loss, constipation, diarrhoea, fatigue, mouth and throat problems such as ulcers, sleep problems, nausea, vomiting, muscular or nerve pain, stress, anxiety, etc.

    We would work along side said patients oncologist openly and honestly.

    There are quite a few studies on essential oils, however I 100% agree that we need more clinical studies of their affects on the human body.

    Here is one clinical study onThe Effect of Lemon Inhalation Aromatherapy on Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy: A Double-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial

  • I put peppermint oil on my forehead and temples every morning and night. That and CoQ10 cut back my headaches almost entirely. I also Love the tingling and smell.

  • Does it work for horrible period cramps??
    Asking for a friend
    Lol jk it’s for me… i get HORRIBLE CRAMPS AND PMS EVERY MONTH. I’M EVEN thinking if someone is wrong with my uterus! Dr put me on bc to see if that helps but honestly i dont want to be taking bc pills. I want some more natural. I just ordered peppermint e.o with a diffuser. The oil i ordered on Amazon was one that says “Amazon’s choice” it was hard choosing one. But I’ll give it a try

  • kills good and bad bacteria when ingested. this can lead to disbiosis in the gut because it can not distinguish between good and bad bacteria it just kills all. disbiosis is an imbalance in the gut and can lead to autoimmune or some other type of disorder. I disagree with this dr. although he has a lot of good info be careful do the research

  • I use peppermint oil daily for neck and back pain. It’s a pure concentrate. The relief it provides is similar to bengaye and is almost euphoric!!

  • So when the flu was killing everybody last year, oregano essential oil cured myself, my husband, and then 2yr old and 6 month old of the flu…seriously. I thought it was bs at first, but then I became desperate when we weren’t getting better. I mixed approx 10-15 drops of the oil into 1oz of argan oil, and rubbed that mix all on the bottoms of our feet, then applied socks…you could literally feel the warmth in the soles of your feet! My husband and I also applied it to our necks and chest (not recommended for kids, only soles of the feet for them). Within 3 days we were feeling about 80% better, and the mucus was clearly up more and more everyday.
    Try it guys. I’m a believer now.

  • I do like lavender oil and find cleaning my house more enjoyable with a citrus type oil added to my homemade cleaners. Tea tree oil works well on blemishes and reducing oil on my face. I also like diffusing oils. I will not spend a fortune on them though, like from those people who sell oils that will “cure” anything.

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  • I use it for bug repellent
    For nausea (just smell it)
    For nose and chest decongestant in a child’s baby bottle or cup
    Or for myself
    I also find if I feel a little blah I take a wif and I instantly feel better

  • What you say here is 101% Truth, my grandfather used it for me as well as himself…and i still use it 62 yrs old & living in a very toxic area…everyone i know goes on medicines at abt age 40’s…im still medicine Free…& i intend to stay that way…once they begin the regimen their health really spirals down…& im still goin strong…..dr wants me to be on the regimine but can not put me on it because there is no physical reason to do so..other than soothing drs ruffled feathers….”no one your age should be without a regimen”…& asked why?..she said “because!”…”what if?”…”I believe in preventitive medicine!”….well doc…so do i…& im preventing those what ifs by Not going on that deadly cocktail regimen…the ‘tests’ Prove im Living Proof of that….she glares at me then… i say well, when that ‘finally’ happens doc..we will talk abt it then……didn’t tell her im still not gonna do that regimen no matter what..let nature take it’s course at my age! lol

  • I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I rely on Toradol shots for tension headaches. My neck/muscles swell right up and nothing else seems to work. Going to give this a try!

  • there is much more to essential oils than just “aroma” therapy. Biochemical interaction and duh likes er what knots. look at opium poppies, coca leaves, poison ivy?

  • Just gonna take a wild guess here, but im pretty sure its just psychological. Its a nice smell, you like the smell. Being surrounded by something you like, i bet its gonna ease you a bit. Its like listening to soothing music, yeah its gonna sooth you. Im no scientist, but this seems like common sense to me.

  • I just got some today because I heard it could soothe pain due to a large ovarian cyst on my left ovary. I rubbed two drops on my pelvic area and it immediately stopped the throbbing and cramps. I Love this stuff already

  • Dr. Axe, where can i find reliable studies that verify peppermint oil’s effects on constipation and digestion in general? I posses a wonderful book written by Dr. Scott Johnson “Evidence Based Essential Oil Thereapy” and I have a few of you equally wonderfully publications. In Dr. Johnson’s book however, he does not cover Peppermint in the area of relief of constipation. I may be being overly cautious; but better safe than sorry! I absolutely love peppermint oils….I even grow several different mints in my herb gardens and it would be awesome to be able to add the information to my little home remedy list for our 11 children and 17 grandchildren! Thank you so much!

  • Hi doctor
    I used tea tree oil in nose directly. Now I am suffering from mucus please help me how can I get rid of it.please help me.

  • I do not recommend using essential oils internally. I mean granted I have only been researching essential oils for 25 years. So this doctor does have part of his information correct but using peppermint in small amounts can help with digestion but it can also relax the lower esophageal sphincter allowing stomach acid to rise into the back of the esophagus causing gerd and acid reflux attacks. Just remember not everyone will react the same way to essential oils some people will be fine with his advice and some will not be. Everyone’s system responses are not the same, what if you dont know your allergic to peppermint oils and you take his advice and drink it down and it kills you. When you take oils internally you roll the dice, will it help me or harm me.

  • Good smells make you feel good?! Crazy!
    Probably won’t cure chronic illness or cancer. Just use that scented candle to make your room smell nice

  • Once an eye doctor brought me in to fill in some papers. In her office I started to feel really calm, and a little sleepy. Usually my stress makes me energetic and twitchy so it prevents me from feeling sleepy and I had slept at 4am the day before. Anyway I kinda rested on the chair I was in. I feel like she noticed because she asked “do you like the smell? I use these oils” and she showed me some lemon essential oil. I was like “oh cool! I actually felt so calm I got sleepy” so cant be placebo, cause I had no clue they were there when I felt the effects. So I’m sure essential oils can at least calm you:) so, I bought a diffuser (dw she didn’t sell any to me, I got it at walmart) and lavender oil and used it at home. It did help me chill out. So again I think they work for certain things. Just not miracle cures like pyramid schemes or soccer moms try to tell you.

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  • Occam’z razor, the answer is really simple as to why the smell of essential oils helps us feel more clam and relaxed. It’s a pleasant smell, of course it will better your mood, just like how soft music can calm you down. I’m sure if they had fresh baked bread or pie, they’d have about the same results.

  • So my mom injected essential oils into my sick brother’s spinal cord and he is complaining about not being able to move his legs �� how dramatic…..

  • Peppermint aromatherapy is a great way to get rid of headaches and nausea, along with acupressure applied to the P6 point on your wrist. With this combination of aromatherapy and acupressure, your headache and nausea feeling decreases, leaving you feeling fantastic! Go to to grab yours!

  • There are other ways of using essential oils. I, for instance, have a very painful allergic response to tobacco smoke on my skin, that can only be stopped by showering. I can get a substantial temporary relief from the pain by spraying peppermint essential oil diluted with water directly on my skin. This works for my legs even, while wearing pants, where I can’t really smell it.

  • I believe they work for things such as headaches, allergies, protecting your teeth and muscles pains(cbd comes into play here as well). They def arent going to cure diseases but maybe we should be more concerned about avoiding the causes of diseases than trying to find natural cures for them. Most diseases(not all, obviously) are caused by the synthetic stuff we injest everyday. Syntheitic diseases need synthetic medicine. If we eat natural and healthy food we’ll avoid the majority of diseases, such as cancer and type 2 diabetes. Thats just my logic in the subject. Feel free to debate my logic, I love a good debate. Just dont be rude about it lol

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  • There are a large number of factors that could be involved in the subjective effects of some of these oils.
    Many of them trigger my asthma but a couple, such as eucalyptus, has a positive effect on nasal congestion and relaxes me in a big way, because of positive childhood associations with the smell.

    Positive experiences in which the fragrance of the oils may well be a factor.

  • Ugh… i hate essential oils, they affect my asthma, giving me an asthma attack. I remember the deans office of my high school had it, and allways gave me an attack. I was so worried that one day id get in trouble and they would try to make me sit in there. Be careful, your oils may cause someone to not breathe

  • If only people would switch out their Newport menthols sniffing peppermint oil. It worked for me. That,and finding out I was pregnant. Immediate stopped smoking��

  • Remember to be very careful with mint and eucalyptus oils around children! They’re said to help against cold-symptoms but can actually STRESS your respiratory system. It could be deadly for your child. Also be aware of chemical burns, because essential oils are VERY concentrated.

  • Hi,
    I also use essential oils and I fell they work. Whenever I felt muscle pain I use peppermint essential oil as it has certain components in it which gives relief from pain.and each essential oil has its own healing property some times I use lavender essential oil because it is good for night sleep and its aroma gives the essence of nature. I think everyone should once use essential oil in their life.

  • The effect of essential oil varies with people. Exploring the science behind essential oils helps us to understand how different individual oils can be used to support our bodies. Bergamot, cedarwood, frankincense, juniper berry are some of the most popular ones. If you wish to buy essential oil, be careful about the amount and make sure the quality of the oils you want to buy.

  • welp no matter if its the placebo effect, or if essential oils are related to memory dopamine release, if they do the trick then idc ��

  • I use peppermint oil for almost everything, put one drop on your hand and rub it all over your balls sack, it doesn’t only keep it cool and refreshing, it also gives you a boost of energy during sex, just don’t get it on her poonani and on the base of your head. Cuz that thing �� burns! These are facts!!

  • Peppermint is the best. I take it 2-5 times a day. Especially for talking to customers. Freshens my breath,plus I love the tingling taste!

  • This video can be used in every scenario of any disease or virus or sickness treatment. i.e. Croup has been for a while and easily diagnosed. However, nobody knows whether humidity, cold air or warm air really helps. Everything is always inconclusive. It will be that for a while with everything. It’s basically because humans are too complex and God is the creator of the Human code DNA Humans will be clueless forever

  • Lavender will GIVE me a headache. Peppermint soothes me. Etc. I’ve been in the spa industry, and had to bow out. One reason I could never include essential oils in what I was doing at least, not the ones most commonly desired.����

  • Putting peppermint oil on cotton balls and laying them 6-8 feet apart from each other in a ring can reduce the amount of insects or arachnids in a room at least from my testing, the oils can be toxic to even humans when you get too many drops on your skin and because spiders breathe through their skin it makes them especially vulnerable, I suppose this is also good info for people with pet spiders so they can be careful.

  • I thank its pretty obvious it does relax you. When your relaxed you feel less stressed and anxious and depressed. Now I’m not sayen this is all you need or it’s gonna last the whole day. And you should also incorporate other things to combine with this therapy such as exercise meditation yoga messages sleep ect

  • Don’t forget that most of our modern medicine comes from refined compounds removed and or derived plants and their essential oils…they are not just for aroma therapy. Besides which, most aromatherapy oils contain chemicals to make a base oil smell a certain way. They are rarely pure essential oils and those of medicinal quality are very costly.

  • Essential oils come from plants. The plants wouldn’t be able to live without the oils. Therefore the oils are essential to the life of the plants. That is why they are called essential oils.

  • Our family plant peppermint plants all around the house and we eat them raw all the time. We eat so much. I am talking about at least a pound per serving.

  • This video strikes me as coming from an overly biomedical standpoint, and consequently being needlessly skeptical. When it comes to treating psychological issues, effective treatments don’t need to have biochemical effects; Essential oils may very well be effective because the experience of smelling them is generally relaxing, and they’d still be equally effective and useful. Also, the focus on placebo and the request for double-blinding simply isn’t relevant here, since the effects may derive from an experience. If something is studying the effects of an experience, blinding participants to the condition is impossible, because you’re studying their response to the experience of being in the condition, and isn’t regarded as necessary to do so; It’s enough to simply not inform them of the other condition so they don’t know what the experimental manipulation is. As such, I think this is actually a somewhat poor video.

  • I do mint everything! all my body soaps are mint, I wash my clothes in mint soap, I eat mint candy all the time, I use mint cooking recipes when I can, and I even have mint essential oils! The reason I use mint so much is it helps with migraines and it acts as a calming effect for me.

  • Why do they always try to claim an external chemically-induced process in the brain? Maybe the body is just DOING WHAT IT DOES when we react to pleasant (or unpleasant) external stimuli. This is the same nonsense that continues to maintain the belief that antidepressants “fix” or “treat” a problem in the brain, when it is experiences and life situations that are almost always a problem (your brain is responding to toxic experiences the way it’s supposed to; LISTEN to the damned symptoms as a MESSAGE about your experiences or circumstances).

    Surely when you ENJOY a pleasant scent, your body does what it does when we ENJOY things. Are they doing studies comparing the results of exposure to unpleasant odors at the same time? “How did you feel while in this room?” Respondent: “Disgusted and stressed out by the smell of rotting flesh and skunk stank!”

  • My question: if it’s just the smell it doesnt matter if its organic or synthetic does it? It’s just the smell not the actual plant extract then right?

  • lol essential means “of or pertaining to an essence” but i guess thinking that you need them in some way could be a common understanding.
    Thanks for the vid:)

  • I’m late but I don’t agree with anything said in this video… cause those “studies” are cherry picked. The real studies show that essential oils actually do effect different parts of the brain like the right side or left side. It’s proven by a simple brain hooked up to a censor that shows which part of the brain is activated when smelling the essential oils. P.S here is the video proof of what I said and the study starts at 43:06

  • I can’t believe you did an entire video on essential oils and neglected to discuss the efficacy of ingesting them or applying them topically to the body.

  • Checked your bone broth and with 17 servings it cost 4 dollars per serving on sale. Some of us cannot afford your supplements no matter how good they are. One thing for sure they’re good for your bank account. Had to unsub. Adios!

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  • Nice fragrances are pleasant and make you feel better? Wow. I had no idea until a scientific study came out and told me about it. I used to smell poop all the time and it was fine until that damn scientific report was published, proving that bad smells are unpleasant. The more you know right?

  • And then you have people like me who are very scent sensitive (scentsitive LOL). Essential oils and other scented products almost always give me a terrible headache. Lavender oil would definitely not make me feel calmer.

  • Doctor Axe,
    I have a serious question for you that I haven’t been able to solve on my own or find answers to. When I went to the store I found honey with clover in it (not the actual clover seen with the naked eye.) And when I put that honey in a warm cup of Green Tea (organic and no caffeine.) I vomited on 2 separate occasions. An allergies test was done and I have no food allergies whatsoever. So, why did this happen and what does this mean?
    Thank you so much,

  • Does anyone know how I can dilute my hair oil that has too much peppermint oil in it? Please help because I can’t throw it away I paid $$ and she put peppermint oil in it

  • Think about this oils have been around for thousands of years. Yet humans today live longer because of modern medicine. Don’t need to buy most of the oils sold. Plant a herb garden.

  • Also:

    Essential oils of some plants have been used for anti-microbal or skin soothing effects for a long time.

    Plants and their essential components have been components for a very long time as well. Atropine, thymol, and asprin are all examples of plant essence based medicines that we find in hospitals the world around!

  • if by work you mean smell like things, then yes.

    good luck conducting a double-blind study though, I’m pretty sure I can tell the difference between smelling oranges and smelling nothing.

  • I could see anxiety or depression being treated by essential oils, but cancer? You might as well try to sell me snake oil and saying that it can treat cancer as well. I do not believe that it can do that.

  • Yo, would ya mind doing a video on the dangers of essential oils? Some lady nearly killed her dog because she used tea tree oil, and some kids got severe sunburns because they used a citrus essential oil on a sunny day. Safe practice and application methods aren’t well-known, and that’s not good. Most major EO distributors don’t tell customers the potential dangers because ‘ohh, but the SALES!’ I have asthma. Certain oils trigger a bad reaction in me (uncontrollable coughing, exhaustion, shortness of breath…). Knowing which oils can be harmful to certain individuals or creatures is important.

  • I get the mood altering stuff with oils, but what about the claims that they aid in healing or antibacterial and are applied topically? What, if any, research is there into that?

  • Using oils to treat psychological issues makes perfect sense to me. I can say from personal experience that it works. However, using them to treat cancer and broken bones is just stupid and makes no sense at all to me.

  • Essential oils are fine and all but they’re not some magical elixir that can cure all diseases. It’s mostly just placebo, and its even more dangerous when people think they can replace vaccines because “they’re all natural” and “people have been using them for centuries to cure diseases”. Before modern medicine, the average life expectancy was about 40 years. Thanks to vaccines and modern medicine, the average life expectancy is about 70 years. We need to educate people that essential oils can’t cure or prevent diseases with a high mortality rate like measles, tetanus, hpv, etc.

  • I use minoxidil but after it dry I use peppermint oil mix with jamaican black castor oil would that help me with the gains in also keep them

  • Not good for chronic sinus allergies, except mint or menthol which helps open the airways. Anything else is a nightmare and makes me feel very ill and unable to breathe. In fact I would consider it unethical to experiment on unknowing people in a waiting room with scents because of the risk of allergies.

  • It really sucks that some oil people claim it does something for things like cancer, it ruins everything for the people that just do it to get rid of a headache, and then they get a negative stigma from people who think all oil people think that it cures cancer.

  • Could the effect of these oils be related to voluntary breathing? I don’t have the source, but I read something about how voluntary breathing helps to meditate.

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