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Dr. Bronner's PEPPERMINT 18-in-1 PURE CASTILE SOAP
  • Always dilute for Shave-Shampoo-Massage-Dental-Soap Bath!
  • Peppermint is nature's own unsurpassed fragrant deodorant!
  • 1% & 99% hot water = facial pack, shampoo, hair conditioner!
  • A dash in glass water = breath freshening Peppermint Soap!
  • For massage, dilute 1 part in 10 parts hot water! Not oil!
  • Apply Peppermint Soap dry, to clean
  • ant-mosquito-tick-fly!
  • Dilute with hot water to clean & freshen from head to toe!
  • Peppermint Oil Soap for Dispensers-Uniforms-Baby-Beach!
  • 3 dashes in water rinse most Sprays off fruit & vegerables!
  • 2% soap in water sprays-cleans flowers & fruit trees!
    HEALTH IS OUR GREATEST WEALTH, "K" © 1973 "ALL-ONE"
    DON'T DRINK SOAP! KEEP OUT OF EYE! DILUTE! DILUTE! OK!


    DILUTE: ENJOY 1 SOAP for 18 DIFFERENT USES! Guaranteed no syn-
    thetic peppermint oils & 100% vegetarian: Supermild Castile has
    outstanding water softening & cleansing powers. Preferable to
    harsh soap & defattening synthetics. It does not cut dirt, but dis-
    solves it. It is the mildest, most pleasant soap you ever used or
    money back! Enjoy body rub to stimulate body-mind-soul-spirit and
    teach the essene moral ABC uniting all free in the shepherd-astro-
    nomer israel's greatest all-one-god-faith! Get $3 essene scrolls.
    pH8=Mildest soap made! Godmade eggwhite pH9.

    * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  • Supplement Facts

    To simplify and enjoy life more, dilute 1/2 oz. or 2 squirts of this
    pure castile soap with 2 gallons or sinkful hot water. Then
    towel massage a facial pack, then wring towel out & fingertip
    massage your hair and scalp. Enjoy the creamy emollient lather
    on baby, bath, beach, body, dentures, mint deodorant, shaving,
    mouthwash-silk-wool-pets-diapers-car-hand & foot soap.

    Enjoy only 2 cosmetics, enough
    sleep & Dr. Bronner's 'Magic
    Soap'
    to clean body-mind-soul
    spirit instantly uniting one! All-
    One! Absolute cleanliness is
    Godliness! For facial packs, scalp
    & soothing body rub, add dash
    on bath towel in sink of hot water.
    Wring out. Lay over face and scalp.
    Massage with fingertips. Repeat
    3 or 4 times 'til arms, legs & all
    are rubbed, always towards the
    heart. Rinse towel in plain hot
    water and massage again.
    Breathe deeply! Health is Wealth.
    Within 9 minutes you feel fresh,
    mint clean, saving 90% of your
    hot water & soap, ready to help
    teach the whole Human rave the
    Moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith!
    For we're All-One or none!
    ALL-ONE! ALL-ONE! ALL-ONE!

    Other Ingredients: potassium solution, coconut-olive-jojoba-peppermint oils

    Cruelty Free, 100% Biodegradable, No synthetic Preservatives, No detergents

    Warning: Don't drink soap! Keep out of eye! Dilute! Dilute! OK!

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    Health Notes

    Peppermint

    Peppermint
    This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
    • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
    • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
    • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

    Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

    For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

    This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Dose: 90 mg of peppermint oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day
    Taking peppermint oil combined with caraway oil may reduce gas production, ease intestinal cramping, and soothe the intestinal tract.(more)
    Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
    Dose: 90 mg of oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day, for indigestion only
    A combination of peppermint, caraway, and fennel has been shown to reduce gas and cramping in people with indigestion(more)
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Dose: 0.2 to 0.4 ml in enteric-coated capsules, three times per day
    Peppermint oil reduces gas production, eases intestinal cramping, and soothes irritation. It has been reported to help relieve IBS symptoms in two analyses of controlled trials.(more)
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    A combination of peppermint, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and wormwood was reported to be an effective treatment for upper abdominal complaints in one trial.(more)
    Gallstones
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    In one study, a mixture of essential oils successfully dissolved gallstones. The most effective herb in that mixture is available only by prescription, but peppermint oil is similar to it.(more)
    Tension Headache
    Dose: Spread a 10% oil solution across the temples three times over a 30-minute period
    Peppermint is a soothing oil that appears to have pain-relieving effects when applied topically.(more)
    Postherpetic Neuralgia
    Dose: 2 to 3 drops to the affected area three or four times per day
    Peppermint oil applied to the affected area may be effective for pain relief.(more)
    Low Back Pain
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    A combination of eucalyptus and peppermint oil applied directly to a painful area may help by decreasing pain and increasing blood flow to afflicted regions.(more)
    Gingivitis
    Dose: 0.5 ml in half a glass of water three times per day swished slowly in the mouth before spitting out
    A mouthwash containing sage oil, peppermint oil, menthol, chamomile tincture, expressed juice from echinacea, myrrh tincture, clove oil, and caraway oil has been used successfully to treat gingivitis.(more)
    Halitosis
    Dose: 0.5 to 8 grams daily
    Volatile oils made from peppermint have antibacterial properties and may be effective in mouthwash or toothpaste form.(more)
    Chronic Candidiasis
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    Volatile oils from peppermint have been shown to have significant antifungal action. Doctors recommend enteric-coated capsules, which break down in the intestines instead of the stomach.(more)
    Colic
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    This gas-relieving herb is usually given to the infant as a tea. Peppermint tea should be used with caution in infants, as they may choke in reaction to the strong menthol.(more)
    Common Cold and Sore Throat
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    Peppermint, a source of small amounts of menthol, is believed to work by acting on receptors in the nasal mucous membranes, leading to a reduction of nasal stuffiness.(more)
    Low Back Pain
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    A combination of eucalyptus and peppermint oil applied directly to a painful area may help by decreasing pain and increasing blood flow to afflicted regions.(more)
    Chronic Candidiasis
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    Volatile oils from peppermint have been shown to have significant antifungal action. Doctors recommend enteric-coated capsules, which break down in the intestines instead of the stomach.(more)
    Poison Oak/Ivy
    Dose: Refer to label instructions
    Cooling essential oils, such as peppermint, have also been used topically to relieve burning pain and itch.(more)
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Dose: 90 mg of peppermint oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day

    The combination of 90 mg of peppermint oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day led to significant reduction in IBS symptoms in a double-blind trial.1 In a similar trial, capsules that were not enteric-coated were as effective as enteric-coated capsules.2 The same combination has compared favorably to the drug cisapride (Propulsid) in reducing symptoms of IBS.3 The purpose of enteric coating is to protect peppermint oil while it is passing through the acid environment of the stomach.

    Whole peppermint leaf is often used either alone or in combination with other herbs to treat abdominal discomfort and mild cramping that accompany IBS. The combination of peppermint, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and wormwood was reported to be an effective treatment for upper abdominal complaints in a double-blind trial.4

    References

    1. May B, Kuntz HD, Kieser M, Kohler S. Efficacy of a fixed peppermint/caraway oil combination in non-ulcer dyspepsia. Arzneimittelforschung 1996;46:1149-53.

    2. Friese J, Kohler S. Peppermint/caraway oil-fixed combination in non-ulcer dyspepsia: equivalent efficacy of the drug combination in an enteric coated or enteric soluble formula. Pharmazie 1999;54:210-5.

    3. Madisch A, Heydenreich CJ, Wieland V, et al. Treatment of functional dyspepsia with a fixed peppermint oil and caraway oil combination preparation as compared to cisapride. Arneimittlforschung 1999;49:925-32.

    4. Westphal J, Horning M, Leonhardt K. Phytotherapy in functional upper abdominal complaints. Results of a clinical study with a preparation of several plants. Phytomedicine 1996;2:285-91.

    Indigestion, Heartburn, and Low Stomach Acidity
    Dose: 90 mg of oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day, for indigestion only

    Carminatives (also called aromatic digestive tonics or aromatic bitters) may be used to relieve symptoms of indigestion, particularly when there is excessive gas. It is believed that carminative agents work, at least in part, by relieving spasms in the intestinal tract.1

    Among the most notable and well-studied carminatives are peppermint, fennel, and caraway. Double-blind trials have shown that combinations of peppermint and caraway oil and a combination of peppermint, fennel, caraway, and wormwood have been found to reduce gas and cramping in people with indigestion.2, 3, 4 Generally, 3-5 drops of natural essential oils or 3-5 ml of tincture of any of these herbs, taken in water two to three times per day before meals, can be helpful. Alternately, a tea can be made by grinding 2-3 teaspoons of the seeds of fennel or caraway or the leaves of peppermint, and then simmering them in a cup of water (covered) for ten minutes. Drink three or more cups per day just after meals.

    References

    1. Forster HB, Niklas H, Lutz S. Antispasmodic effects of some medicinal plants. Planta Med 1980;40:303-19.

    2. May B, Kuntz HD, Kieser M, Kohler S. Efficacy of a fixed peppermint/caraway oil combination in non-ulcer dyspepsia. Arzneimittelforschung 1996;46:1149-53.

    3. Westphal J, Horning M, Leonhardt K. Phytotherapy in functional upper abdominal complaints. Results of a clinical study with a preparation of several plants. Phytomedicine 1996;2:285-91.

    4. Madisch A, Heydenreich CJ, Wieland V, et al. Treatment of functional dyspepsia with a fixed peppermint oil and caraway oil combination preparation as compared to cisapride. Arneimittlforschung 1999;49:925-32.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Dose: 0.2 to 0.4 ml in enteric-coated capsules, three times per day

    In the intestinal tract, peppermint oil reduces gas production, eases intestinal cramping, and soothes irritation.1 Peppermint oil has been reported to help relieve symptoms of IBS in two analyses of controlled trials.2, 3 Evidence supporting the use of peppermint oil has come from double-blind trials that typically have used enteric-coated capsules that supply 0.2-0.4 ml of peppermint oil taken two to three times per day.4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Some trials have found peppermint oil ineffective.9, 10 However, a pooled analysis (meta-analysis) of 9 randomized controlled trials (with a total of 726 patients) found that enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules are a safe and effective treatment for IBS.11

    The combination of 90 mg of peppermint oil plus 50 mg of caraway oil in enteric-coated capsules taken three times per day led to significant reduction in IBS symptoms in a double-blind trial.12 In a similar trial, capsules that were not enteric-coated were as effective as enteric-coated capsules.13 The same combination has compared favorably to the drug cisapride (Propulsid) in reducing symptoms of IBS.14 The purpose of enteric coating is to protect peppermint oil while it is passing through the acid environment of the stomach.

    Whole peppermint leaf is often used either alone or in combination with other herbs to treat abdominal discomfort and mild cramping that accompany IBS. The combination of peppermint, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and wormwood was reported to be an effective treatment for upper abdominal complaints in a double-blind trial.15

    References

    1. Leicester RJ, Hunt RH. Peppermint oil to reduce colonic spasm during endoscopy. Lancet 1982;ii:989 [letter].

    2. Pittler MH, Ernst E. Peppermint oil for irritable bowel syndrome: a critical review and metaanalysis. Am J Gastroenterol 1998;93:1131-5.

    3. Poynard T, Naveau S, Mory B, Chaput JC. Meta-analysis of smooth muscle relaxants in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 1994;8:499-510.

    4. Rees WD, Evans BK, Rhodes J. Treating irritable bowel syndrome with peppermint oil. Br Med J 1979;2(6194):835-6.

    5. Liu J-H, Chen G-H, Yeh H-Z, et al. Enteric-coated peppermint-oil capsules in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective, randomized trial. J Gastroenterol 1997;32:765-8.

    6. Dew MJ, Evans BK, Rhodes J. Peppermint oil for the irritable bowel syndrome: A multi-center trial. Br J Clin Pract 1984;38:394-8.

    7. Cappello G, Spezzaferro M, Grossi L, et al. Peppermint oil (Mintoil) in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective double blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. Dig Liver Dis 2007;39:530-6.

    8. Merat S, Khalili S, Mostajabi P, et al. The effect of enteric-coated, delayed-release peppermint oil on irritable bowel syndrome. Dig Dis Sci 2010;55:1385-90.

    9. Nash P, Gould SR, Barnardo DE. Peppermint oil does not relieve the pain of irritable bowel syndrome. Br J Clin Pract 1986;40:292-3.

    10. Rogers J, Tay HH, Misiewicz JJ. Peppermint oil. Lancet 1988;ii:98-9 [letter].

    11. Khanna R, MacDonald JK, Levesque BG. Peppermint oil for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Gastroenterol 2014;48:505?12.

    12. May B, Kuntz HD, Kieser M, Kohler S. Efficacy of a fixed peppermint/caraway oil combination in non-ulcer dyspepsia. Arzneimittelforschung 1996;46:1149-53.

    13. Friese J, Kohler S. Peppermint/caraway oil-fixed combination in non-ulcer dyspepsia: equivalent efficacy of the drug combination in an enteric coated or enteric soluble formula. Pharmazie 1999;54:210-5.

    14. Madisch A, Heydenreich CJ, Wieland V, et al. Treatment of functional dyspepsia with a fixed peppermint oil and caraway oil combination preparation as compared to cisapride. Arneimittlforschung 1999;49:925-32.

    15. Westphal J, Horning M, Leonhardt K. Phytotherapy in functional upper abdominal complaints. Results of a clinical study with a preparation of several plants. Phytomedicine 1996;2:285-91.

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    Whole peppermint leaf is often used either alone or in combination with other herbs to treat abdominal discomfort and mild cramping that accompany IBS. The combination of peppermint, caraway seeds, fennel seeds, and wormwood was reported to be an effective treatment for upper abdominal complaints in a double-blind trial.1

    References

    1. Westphal J, Horning M, Leonhardt K. Phytotherapy in functional upper abdominal complaints. Results of a clinical study with a preparation of several plants. Phytomedicine 1996;2:285-91.

    Gallstones
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    According to preliminary research, a mixture of essential oils dissolved some gallstones when taken for several months.1 The greatest benefits occurred when the oils were combined with chenodeoxycholic acid, which is available by prescription.2 However, only about 10% of people with gallstones have shown significant dissolution as a result of taking essential oils. Peppermint oil is the closest available product to that used in the research described above. Use of peppermint or any other essential oil to dissolve gallstones should only be attempted with the close supervision of a doctor.

    References

    1. Somerville KW, Ellis WR, Whitten BH, et al. Stones in the common bile duct: Experience with medical dissolution therapy Postgrad Med J 1985;61:313-6.

    2. Werbach MR, Murray MT. Botanical Influences on Illness: A Sourcebook of Clinical Research. Tarzana, CA: Third Line Press, 1994, 166-8 [review].

    Tension Headache
    Dose: Spread a 10% oil solution across the temples three times over a 30-minute period

    A preliminary report suggested that peppermint oil has relaxing and pain relieving effects, and may be useful as a topical remedy for tension-type headache.1 In a double-blind study, spreading a 10% peppermint oil solution across the temples three times over a 30-minute period was significantly better than placebo and as effective as acetaminophen in reducing headache pain.2 Similar use of an ointment combining menthol and other oils related to peppermint oil was also as effective as pain relieving medication and superior to placebo in another double-blind study.3

    References

    1. Gobel H, Schmidt G, Soyka DS. Effect of peppermint and eucalyptus oil preparations on neurophysiological and experimental algesimetric headache parameters. Cephalalgia 1994;14:228-34.

    2. Gobel H, Fresenius J, Heinze A, et al. Effectiveness of Oleum menthae piperitae and paracetamol in therapy of headache of the tension type. Nervenarzt 1996;67:672-81 [in German].

    3. Schattner P, Randerson D. Tiger Balm as a treatment of tension headache. A clinical trial in general practice. Aust Fam Physician 1996;25(2):216, 218, 220.

    Postherpetic Neuralgia
    Dose: 2 to 3 drops to the affected area three or four times per day

    One case report has been published concerning an elderly woman with postherpetic neuralgia who experienced dramatic pain relief from topical application of 2 to 3 drops of peppermint oil to the affected area 3 or 4 times per day.1Each application produced almost complete pain relief, lasting approximately 6 hours. The woman began to experience redness at the site of application after four weeks of use. The oil was therefore diluted by 80% with almond oil; the diluted preparation did not cause redness, and continued to produce "adequate" though somewhat less-pronounced pain relief.

    References

    1. Davies SJ, Harding LM, Baranowski AP. A novel treatment of postherpetic neuralgia using peppermint oil. Clin J Pain 2002;18:200-2.

    Low Back Pain
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    A combination of eucalyptus and peppermint oil applied directly to a painful area may help. Preliminary research indicates that the counter-irritant quality of these essential oils may decrease pain and increase blood flow to afflicted regions.1 Peppermint and eucalyptus, diluted in an oil base, are usually applied several times per day, or as needed, to control pain. Plant oils that may have similar properties are rosemary, juniper, and wintergreen.

    References

    1. Hong CZ, Shellock FG. Effects of a topically applied counterirritant (Eucalyptamint) on cutaneous blood flow and on skin and muscle temperatures. A placebo-controlled study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1991;70:29-33.

    Gingivitis
    Dose: 0.5 ml in half a glass of water three times per day swished slowly in the mouth before spitting out

    A mouthwash combination that includes sage oil, peppermint oil, menthol, chamomile tincture, expressed juice from echinacea, myrrh tincture, clove oil, and caraway oil has been used successfully to treat gingivitis.1 In cases of acute gum inflammation, 0.5 ml of the herbal mixture in half a glass of water three times daily is recommended by some herbalists. This herbal preparation should be swished slowly in the mouth before spitting out. To prevent recurrences, slightly less of the mixture can be used less frequently.

    A toothpaste containing sage oil, peppermint oil, chamomile tincture, expressed juice from Echinacea purpurea, myrrh tincture, and rhatany tincture has been used to accompany this mouthwash in managing gingivitis.2

    Of the many herbs listed above, chamomile, echinacea, and myrrh should be priorities. These three herbs can provide anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial actions critical to successfully treating gingivitis.

    References

    1. Serfaty R, Itic J. Comparative trial with natural herbal mouthwash versus chlorhexidine in gingivitis. J Clin Dent 1988;1:A34-7.

    2. Yamnkell S, Emling RC. Two-month evaluation of Parodontax dentifrice. J Clin Dentistry 1988;1:A41.

    Halitosis
    Dose: 0.5 to 8 grams daily

    The potent effects of some commercial mouthwashes may be due to the inclusion of thymol (from thyme) and eukalyptol (from eucalyptus)-volatile oils that have proven activity against bacteria. One report showed bacterial counts plummet in as little as 30 seconds following a mouthrinse with the commercial mouthwash ListerineTM, which contains thymol and eukalyptol.1 Thymol alone has been shown in research to inhibit the growth of bacteria found in the mouth.2, 3 Because of their antibacterial properties, other volatile oils made from tea tree,4 clove, caraway, peppermint, and sage,5 as well as the herbs myrrh6 and bloodroot,7 might be considered in a mouthwash or toothpaste. Due to potential allergic reactions and potential side effects if some of these oils are swallowed, it is best to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before pursuing self-treatment with volatile oils that are not in approved over-the-counter products for halitosis.

    References

    1. Kato T, Iijima H, Ishihara K, et al. Antibacterial effects of Listerine on oral bacteria. Bull Tokyo Dent Coll 1990;31:301-7.

    2. Cosentino S, Tuberoso CI, Pisano B, et al. In-vitro antimicrobial activity and chemical composition of Sardinian Thymus essential oils. Lett Appl Microbiol 1999;29:130-5.

    3. Petersson LG, Edwardsson S, Arends J. Antimicrobial effect of a dental varnish, in vitro. Swed Dent J 1992;16:183-9.

    4. Cox SD, Mann CM, Markham JL, et al. The mode of antimicrobial action of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil). J Appl Microbiol 2000;88:170-5.

    5. Serfaty R, Itic J. Comparative trial with natural herbal mouthwash versus chlorhexidine in gingivitis. J Clin Dent 1988;1:A34-7.

    6. Dolara P, Corte B, Ghelardini C, et al. Local anaesthetic, antibacterial and antifungal properties of sesquiterpenes from myrrh. Planta Med 2000;66:356-8.

    7. Hannah JJ, Johnson JD, Kuftinec MM. Long-term clinical evaluation of toothpaste and oral rinse containing sanguinaria extract in controlling plaque, gingival inflammation, and sulcular bleeding during orthodontic treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1989;96:199-207.

    Chronic Candidiasis
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    Volatile oils from oregano, thyme, peppermint, tea tree, and rosemary have all demonstrated antifungal action in test tube studies.1 A recent study compared the anti-Candida effect of oregano oil to that of caprylic acid.2 The results indicated that oregano oil is over 100 times more potent than caprylic acid, against Candida. Since the volatile oils are quickly absorbed and associated with inducing heartburn, they must be taken in coated capsules, so they do not break down in the stomach but instead are delivered to the small and large intestine. This process is known as "enteric coating." Some doctors recommend using 0.2 to 0.4 ml of enteric-coated peppermint and/or oregano oil supplements three times per day 20 minutes before meals. However, none of these volatile oils has been studied for their anti-Candida effect in humans.

    References

    1. Hammer KA, Carson CF, Riley TV. In-vitro activity of essential oils, in particular Melaleuca alternafolia (tea tree) oil and tea tree oil products, against Candida albicans. J Antimicrobial Chemother 1998;42:591-5.

    2. Stiles JC, Sparks W, Ronzio RA. The inhibition of Candida albicans by oregano. J Applied Nutr 1995;47:96-102.

    Colic
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    Several gas-relieving herbs used in traditional medicine for colic are approved in Germany for intestinal spasms.1 These include yarrow, garden angelica (Angelica archangelica),peppermint, cinnamon, and fumitory (Fumaria officinalis). These herbs are generally given by healthcare professionals as teas or decoctions to the infant. Peppermint tea should be used with caution in infants and young children, as they may choke in reaction to the strong menthol.

    References

    1. Schilcher H. Phytotherapy in Paediatrics. Stuttgart: Medpharm Scientific Publishers, 1997, 80.

    Common Cold and Sore Throat
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    Eucalyptus oil is often used in a steam inhalation to help clear nasal and sinus congestion. It is said to work similarly to menthol, by acting on receptors in the nasal mucous membranes, leading to a reduction of nasal stuffiness.1Peppermint may have a similar action and is a source of small amounts of menthol.

    References

    1. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VE. Rational Phytotherapy, 3rd ed. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 1998, 146-7.

    Low Back Pain
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    A combination of eucalyptus and peppermint oil applied directly to a painful area may help. Preliminary research indicates that the counter-irritant quality of these essential oils may decrease pain and increase blood flow to afflicted regions.1 Peppermint and eucalyptus, diluted in an oil base, are usually applied several times per day, or as needed, to control pain. Plant oils that may have similar properties are rosemary, juniper, and wintergreen.

    References

    1. Hong CZ, Shellock FG. Effects of a topically applied counterirritant (Eucalyptamint) on cutaneous blood flow and on skin and muscle temperatures. A placebo-controlled study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1991;70:29-33.

    Chronic Candidiasis
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    Volatile oils from oregano, thyme, peppermint, tea tree, and rosemary have all demonstrated antifungal action in test tube studies.1 A recent study compared the anti-Candida effect of oregano oil to that of caprylic acid.2 The results indicated that oregano oil is over 100 times more potent than caprylic acid, against Candida. Since the volatile oils are quickly absorbed and associated with inducing heartburn, they must be taken in coated capsules, so they do not break down in the stomach but instead are delivered to the small and large intestine. This process is known as "enteric coating." Some doctors recommend using 0.2 to 0.4 ml of enteric-coated peppermint and/or oregano oil supplements three times per day 20 minutes before meals. However, none of these volatile oils has been studied for their anti-Candida effect in humans.

    References

    1. Hammer KA, Carson CF, Riley TV. In-vitro activity of essential oils, in particular Melaleuca alternafolia (tea tree) oil and tea tree oil products, against Candida albicans. J Antimicrobial Chemother 1998;42:591-5.

    2. Stiles JC, Sparks W, Ronzio RA. The inhibition of Candida albicans by oregano. J Applied Nutr 1995;47:96-102.

    Poison Oak/Ivy
    Dose: Refer to label instructions

    Cooling essential oils, such as peppermint and menthol, have been used topically to relieve burning pain and itch. Such oils should not be applied full-strength, but should rather be diluted (for example in lotion or gel) to avoid further skin irritation.



    A great many plants have been used historically to treat skin inflammations like poison oak and poison ivy dermatitis. Examples include calendula (Calendula officinalis), blood root (Sanguinaria canadensis), Virginia snakeroot (Aristolachia serpentaria), holy basil (Ocimum tenuifolium), and chickweed (Stellaria media). None of these remedies has been subjected to controlled clinical studies to determine if they are safe and effective for this use.

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    Peppermint is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint and was first cultivated near London in 1750. Peppermint is now cultivated widely, particularly in the U.S. and Europe. The two main cultivated forms are the black mint, which has violet-colored leaves and stems and a relatively high oil content, and the white mint, which has pure green leaves and a milder taste. The leaves are used medicinally.

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    5.0

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        5.0

        I LOVE IT

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          Comments about Dr. Bronners Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps PEPPERMINT 18-in-1 PURE CASTILE SOAP:

          I AM AS CHEAP AS THEY COME, NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS DID I THINK I WOULD BUY SOAP FOR MORE 3 DOLLARS THIS SOAP IS SO GOOD THAT I NOT ONLY BUY THE BIG BOTTLE AT [$] PLUS IM NOW SENDING IT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ITS LAST A LONG TIME AND CAN BE DILUTED FOR KID USE. I USE IT EVERYDAY FROM HEAD TO TOE.

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          5.0

          GREAT SOAP

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              Comments about Dr. Bronners Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps PEPPERMINT 18-in-1 PURE CASTILE SOAP:

              I found out about this product in the Wall Street Journal from an article about the makeup artist, Bobbie Brown. She stated that it was one product that she couldn't live without and after I tried it, neither can I. It's a fresh and envigorating wash. I highly recommend it and worth every penny.

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              5.0

              the Greatest Product I've Ever Used

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                Comments about Dr. Bronners Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps PEPPERMINT 18-in-1 PURE CASTILE SOAP:

                Keeps fleas off animals. Gets rid of ants & roaches. Smells great. Shower with it in Summer. Keeps the flies ad other bugs away & is gentle to the skin. Great shampoo

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