The Power of Plants ~ PEPPERMINT
Infused with ZEST ~ Aromatherapy Fusion Massage Blend
As a child, my favourite lollies were always the ones that would explode my taste buds into life, and Peppermint won hands down. It has a strong sweetish odour and a warm pungent taste, with a cooling afterbite. It is still a flavour that I love to this day, as it makes my mouth zing, lifting my spirits, making me come alive. Peppermint was also the aromatic stimuli for creating the beautiful massage blend ‘Infused with ZEST’.
When I was defining the emotion of ‘Zest’ I drew upon feelings of enthusiasm, eagerness, zeal, ardour, passion, gusto and relish, for inspiration. This was exactly the type of aromatic energy I knew was needed, in one of our Fusion Massage blends. There are so many perfect aromas which focus on creating a sense of ‘calming wholeness’. Yes, I do believe that massage needs to create calm relaxation. But sometimes it also needs to be invigorating as well. So, these were my requirements when creating the perfect ‘Infused with ZEST’ blend.
Peppermint (Mentha ×piperita) is a strongly aromatic perennial herb of the mint family (Lamiaceae). Its oil is considered one of the most versatile essential oils around.
Peppermint can be used aromatically, topically and internally to address a number of health concerns. Some of the many uses include relieving nausea, easing tired aching muscles, boosting energy levels, mental alertness and memory recall. Peppermint also provides effective relief from many respiratory problems often experienced during the colder months.
Peppermint is considered an effective tool in the relief from stress, fatigue and mental exhaustion. It is also useful when feeling anxious and restless, due to its refreshing nature. If you are feeling a bit down – try a hot cup of peppermint tea.
Some therapists recommend the use of Peppermint oil to calm skin inflammation, reduce redness, and lessen allergic reactions. Due to its antibacterial and anti-microbial properties, this oil can support the healing and prevention of acne. One of the best reasons to include Peppermint oil within a massage blend, is that it can be used as an effective natural painkiller. This is due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties within the oil. It’s good to know that Peppermint can improve circulation, relax your overworked and tensed muscles, and ease and relieve any muscle cramps and spasms. The reality that it smells and tastes great too, is such a bonus.
Fusion Massage is a combination of Aromatherapy, Crystal Healing and Reiki. It is a perfect treatment for men and women wanting relaxation, self-care, nurturing and well-being on a physical, emotional and mental level.
Massage benefits include stress reduction, releasing tension, eliminating toxins, lowering blood pressure, inner peace and calm.
All Fusion Massage oil blends, come in a range of Aura-Sprays, that are available for purchase.