Peppermint oil is the essential oil derived from the peppermint plant. It is commonly used in many home remedies, home and personal skincare products, and has many soothing and even medicinal properties. It’s also a pest repellent, so you can use it in your home and garden to get rid of the “unwanted.” Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically and help give relief from cold and cough symptoms. It also has antimicrobial properties thus works as an immunity booster. It is often included as an ingredient in natural chest rubs to help with congestion due to the high content of Menthol & Menthone.