Peppermint oil has a refreshing taste and a pleasant, sweet smell. It is cooling and soothing on the skin and offers a variety of benefits for the digestion. It also aids in memory, boosts energy, relieves headaches, reduces fever, heals hangovers relaxes sore muscles and muscle spasms. Peppermint oil is also known to improve self-esteem, stimulate hair growth, freshen bad breath, clear the respiratory tract and sinuses, relieve allergies and nausea, balance hormones and heal the prostate. It also has anti-itch, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It makes a natural insecticide. Peppermint oil also treats acne and herpes and minimizes scars.