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7 Amazing Uses of Ricqles Peppermint Oil

Ricqles Peppermint Oil is a tincture that is made of peppermint leaf, alcohol, and water. It normally has a sharp, cool, and refreshing smell and taste. This dietary supplement is believed to support good digestion, ease stomach conditions, help with temporary feelings of nausea and minor travel discomforts, and work great as a breath freshener.* Ricqles is a multipurpose supplement with numerous benefits and is handy when your nutritional needs cause mild symptoms. This article will highlight the history, benefits, and common uses of Ricqles.

The History of Ricqles Peppermint Oil

In 1824, Henri de Ricqles arrived in Lyon extremely curious about botany. He was intrigued by the peppermint plant and believed it had unique beneficial properties. He studied the plant vicariously through experimentation until 1838 when he obtained a fresh peppermint leaf extract by distilling fresh mint. This is how Alcool de Menthe de Ricqles came to be. It was originally created to be a medicinal mint spirit before introducing the soft drink version later in 1954.

Since 1838, the process of extracting peppermint oil has been the same, giving the product a consistent universal taste and smell. Fresh peppermint leaves are gathered and distilled in a unique steaming process. The distillate is then cooled to separate the peppermint oil from the water and then packaged. This process has been the same since 1838, giving the product a consistent universal taste and smell that hasn't changed.

Benefits of Ricqles Peppermint Oil

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) is the main beneficial dietary ingredient in Ricqles. It is an aromatic herb that belongs to the mint family and is a hybrid between spearmint and watermint. The medicinal use of peppermint can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and Greece, where it was used for stomach health. 

Peppermint has numerous potential benefits, many of which are based on personal anecdotes. Moreover, there are several studies that have been done to understand the benefits of peppermint. Let’s explore some benefits of peppermint!

  1. Peppermint Supports Healthy Digestion and Intestinal Comfort 

Peppermint is believed to help with food digestion and other gastrointestinal conditions such as minor bloating and temporary stomach discomforts*. It may calm the stomach muscles and help bile flow which is used in the digestion of fats. This helps food to be digested efficiently and easily. Healthy digestion also allows digestive gasses to pass unobstructed. 

Two studies explored the mechanisms behind these benefits. The first was a limited 2017 systematic review studying the effect of herbal medicine on gastrointestinal function in children and adolescents that reported that peppermint oil might be beneficial.* [1]

The second was a 2014 review on peppermint oil to help with bowel function. This study had inconclusive results but suggested that peppermint may potentially help some people with healthy bowel function.* [2]

In an inconclusive 2019 study analyzing the impact of peppermint oil on bowel function, researchers reported that peppermint oil is safe and supports healthy management of bowel function.* [3] In another study, researchers reported that peppermint oil has gastrointestinal benefits that might be helpful with the management of bowel function.* [4]

  1. Peppermint Is Used for Feelings of Nausea and Minor Travel Sickness

In France, Ricqles is mainly used to help with car sickness, sea sickness, and feelings of motion nausea. Many people have also given personal accounts of how Ricqles helps them with minor travel-related digestion functions.* 

A limited 2016 study investigating the use of inhaled peppermint oil on postoperative nausea reported that inhaling peppermint oil may have helped surgical patients with their comfort level.* [3]

A more recent 2021 inhalation study investigated the effects of topical peppermint oil on nausea and vomiting in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and reported that it possibly helped with the frequency and severity of patients’ nausea and vomiting.* Results of this study were inconclusive but may explain how Ricqles supplementation might help with temporary and minor nausea symptoms.*  [4]

  1. Peppermint Helps Freshen Bad Breath

Peppermint has a pleasant, cool, and refreshing smell which makes it potentially beneficial in freshening breath.* That’s why it is commonly used in chewing gum and toothpaste. A limited 2013 study evaluating the use of a peppermint mouth rinse for halitosis reported that the group which used peppermint mouthwash had improved breath compared to the group that didn’t.* [5]

In addition to the pleasant smell, peppermint oil has properties that help rinse away germs in the mouth, which may contribute to improved breath.* [6]

  1. Peppermint Helps With Headaches

Peppermint is reported to help the body manage headache symptoms naturally.* Two inconclusive studies in 2019 have examined how peppermint oil may help. The first study looked at the effects of intranasal lidocaine and peppermint oil on migraine attacks and reported that peppermint might help with headaches and frequency.* [7] The second study examined the impact of peppermint oil on dysphagia and non-cardiac chest pain and reported that it helped some patients.* [8]

  1. Peppermint Helps with Symptoms of Cold and Flu

One of the main nutrients in the peppermint plant is menthol. Menthol, a recognized OTC-drug active ingredient, is an effective decongestant and expectorant.* It helps by thinning mucus and reducing phlegm and coughs. It can also help soothe a sore throat, making it a good cold and flu solution in sufficient doses.*

Menthol, as an OTC-drug active ingredient, gives a sensation of airflow by acting on nasal sensory nerve endings. This can help you feel as though your breathing is easier when you have restricted sinuses. [9]

  1. Peppermint Helps With Fatigue 

Ricqles Peppermint Oil may be an effective tool in beating the afternoon energy slump.* It's potentially beneficial in temporary energy and refreshing the body during heat waves. This effect might be attributed to menthol that is present in peppermint and the combination of water and alcohol in Ricqles.*

A few studies have attempted to understand how peppermint may provide energy. A limited 2018 study reported that peppermint might be beneficial for fatigue, mental alertness, and concentration.* [10]

Another study investigated peppermint oil on daytime sleepiness. [11] While they could not find the mechanisms behind this phenomenon, they reported that peppermint might help with drowsiness.* 

  1. Peppermint Helps With Skin Health

When applied to the skin, peppermint has a soothing and cooling effect which can help healthy skin look and feel its best.*

How to Use Ricqles Peppermint Oil

As a dietary supplement, take Ricqles peppermint oil orally. As a cosmetic, apply Ricqles peppermint oil topically on the skin.* 

  • Oral administration: Take seven drops (approximately 0.4 mL) up to three (3) times daily.* Alternatively, add a serving to some sugar and consume. This is the best method to support stomach health, digestion and combat feelings of fatigue.*

You can also add Ricqles in a glass of water or a hot drink like tea or milk to help with minor seasonal discomforts and freshen your breath.* 

  • External application: In case you have a headache, you can rub some Riqclès on your forehead or your temples.* You can also apply it to the skin to cool or soothe the affected skin areas.*
  • Aromatherapy: Add a few drops to your diffuser. You can also boil some water, add a few drops when it starts steaming, and breathe in the steam to help with your nasal passages.

Where to Buy Ricqles Peppermint Oil

The original Ricqles Peppermint Oil is available on our website now. Simply click the button below if you wish to purchase some today!


Ricqles is one of those products that you always want to have at home, at the office, and in your bag during travel. It is a go-to for many people and a quality product you can count on. Its small size also comes in handy because you can take it with you wherever you want. 

For the amazing benefits Ricqles Peppermint Oil offers, it truly is a must-have in your health and supplement kit. Remember, it’s vital to consult a healthcare professional before using any dietary supplement and essential oils and do a patch test before trying new oils.

In case of any symptoms, stop use and consult with a medical doctor.


*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.



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