How will Peppermint Oil benefit me? This popular flavouring has a variety of uses in herbal tradition, and its use goes back thousands of years. A couple of drops can be added to a glass of water or a cup of hot water for a soothing, refreshing after-meal drink as well as a digestive aid. Or just as a refreshing morning pick-me-up! Peppermint (mentha x piperita) has a strong, minty aroma, and has cooling and stimulating properties - a spot of peppermint oil on the temples can be used to ‘clear the head’ and help to soothe tension. It can also be added to bathwater for a refreshing, cooling effect. Nature’s Sunshine sells only pure, unadulterated Peppermint oil, and a little goes a long way! Is Peppermint Oil suitable for everyone? Peppermint Oil is not suitable for use during pregnancy or for use on children under two years of age. It may irritate skin, so avoid contact with eyes, nose, and other sensitive areas.