Peppermint. This essential oil will awaken your senses, curb your appetite, keep your digestive system in alignment, and minimize minor headaches. It also has antimicrobial properties to help freshen bad breath and soothe a queasy stomach. It’s a true essential oil gem that you will fall in love with! Literally, there are few body, health, and mind issues that it cannot help.
Here is what Young Living has to say about Peppermint essential oil:
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma. One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion, it may also restore digestive efficiency.* Jean Valnet MD studied peppermint’s supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Other scientists have also researched peppermint’s role in improving taste and smell when inhaled. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s ability to improve concentration and mental sharpness. Alan Hirsch MD studied peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, which triggers a sensation of fullness after meals. This powerful essential oil is often diluted before topical application. Peppermint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water.
Here are just a few ways to use Peppermint essential oil:
- Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to help aid normal digestion.
- Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
- Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.
- Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
- Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
- Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil or rub a drop on to your abdomen to soothe minor stomach discomfort.
- Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to your regular morning shampoo and conditioner to stimulate the scalp, energize your mind, and wake up! Because it is a powerful antiseptic, peppermint can also help remove dandruff and lice.
- Peppermint oil is highly effective at relaxing muscles in your nasal passages and can help support a clear respiratory system during allergy season.
- Use peppermint to create your own homemade bug repellant to keep ticks, ants, spiders, cockroaches, mosquitos, mice, and even lice repelled.
- Apply peppermint essential oil to back of neck and shoulders relief from stress, mental exhaustion and restlessness.
- Use 2-3 drops of peppermint oil with coconut oil and apply directly to sunburns to relieve pain and support healthy skin renewal.