Updated: May 27
Are you tired of wearing a mask? Recently, fashionable masks have appeared, so why not use a spray of peppermint or eucalyptus plus and think, "the mask is comfortable!"?
Peppermint oil has a sharp odor that's cool and refreshing. Its taste is similar. You may be familiar with the coolness in your mouth after you consume something with a peppermint flavor.
The essential oil taken from the flowering parts and leaves of the peppermint plant is very concentrated oils containing substances that give a plant its characteristic odor or flavor.
Peppermint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years. Records from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt mention that it was used for digestive disorders and other conditions.
Peppermint oil is promoted for topical use (applied to the skin) for problems like headaches, muscle aches, joint pain, and itching. In aromatherapy, peppermint oil is promoted to treat coughs and colds, reduce pain, improve mental function, and reduce stress.
Eucalyptus oil can not only silence a cough, it can also help you get the mucus out of your chest. Eucalyptus trees are tall, evergreen trees that grow up to 50 feet in height and are sometimes called Gum Trees.
Inhaling vapor made with the essential oil can loosen mucus so that when you do cough, it's expelled. Using a rub containing eucalyptus oil will produce the same effect.
Respiratory conditions such as asthma and sinusitis may be helped by inhaling steam with added eucalyptus oil. The oil reacts with mucous membranes, not only reducing mucus but helping loosen it so that you can cough it up.
Eucalyptus oil has the potential as a treatment for diabetes. Although we don't know much at this time, experts believe it may lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.
By spraying these sprays on the mask, you will be able to spend the day comfortably.
Take charge of your health—talk with your health care providers about any complementary health approaches you use. Together, you can make shared, well-informed decisions.