The peppermint plant is one of nature’s most powerful and plentiful resource for pain management. One of its’ basic ingredients is menthol. Its’ local anesthetic properties provide a soothing sensation while dissipating pain. The oil of the peppermint plan has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic characteristics. Peppermint is a cross between spearmint and water mint and commonly found throughout Europe. Peppermint oil is very strong and is commonly diluted with other essential oils. The peppermint in the Holipatch Pain Relief Patch is combined with only 3 other 100% organic ingredients. Orange Peel Powder, Lavendin Leaf Powder, and Chamomile Flower Powder. These ingredients have been used safely for centuries by holistic practitioners. Besides the pain relief qualities of peppermint there are a plethora of other health benefits. Some of these include: digestion aid, nasal decongestant, appetite suppressant, increase in energy, and is a core essential oil used in aromatherapy. Inhaling peppermint oil opens up blood vessels and increases blood flow and aids in headache relief. Using peppermint oil on insect bites aid in the itch relief and even dripping a few drops around your home will keep ants away while making your home smell a bit more pleasant than traditionally toxic bug sprays. If you aren’t using peppermint in some fashion in your life, then you are probably missing out on some really easy and safe remedies for common and recurring inconveniences.