Ten Uses for Peppermint Oil

Ten Uses for Peppermint Oil

I have been falling in love with essential oils and the more I use them, the better I feel.  At first it was overwhelming to figure out which oils to purchase (they are not cheap) and how to use them.  I thought I would break them down one at a time here.

Today I’m starting with Peppermint.  Peppermint oil is derived from the peppermint plant — a cross between water mint and spearmint — that thrives in Europe and North America.

Here are ten uses for Peppermint oil: 

1. Rub on stomach or feet to prevent an upset stomach.

2. Spread on child’s shirt before homework to create alertness.

3. Add to water to eliminate bad breath and help teeth and gums fight off hazardous germs.

4. Add to shampoo for a stimulating scalp massage.

5. Rub on sore body parts for a natural painkiller and muscle relaxant.

6. Add to a cold compress when overheated.

7.  Inhale for a non-stimulant pick me up.

8. Put a few drops in a glass of water and drink it after a meal for its beneficial digestive properties.

9. Inhale to unclog your sinuses and offer relief to scratchy throats.

10. Dilute with water and clean with it to keep bugs away.


What do use Peppermint oil for?  Have you used essential oils?  Which is your favorite?  I would love to hear your uses for oils. 

You also might want to read about a relaxing epsom salt bath, yoga in airports and how to have your house smell like Pottery Barn. 

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