Peppermint may be the most versatile essential oil in the world along with lavender. Literally, there are few body, health, and mind issues that it cannot help. Literally, there are only few body health and mind issues that it can not help.
The health benefits of peppermint oil include its ability to treat indigestion, respiratory problems, headache, nausea, fever, stomach, and bowel spasms, as well as for pain relief. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath and soothe digestive issues.
Country of origin: UK
Uses of Therapeutic Peppermint Essential Oil
1. Plant maintenance
Spray peppermint oil mixed with water to kill the aphids on your plants.
2. Stomach pain/menstrual cramps
Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic qualities. Massaging a few drops into your sore muscles will help to relieve pain, reduce bloating, and combat spasms that cause cramps.
Mix 10-12 drops peppermint oil in 30 ml almond oil and rub on the back of your neck will help subdue headache pressure. Avoid eye contact.
4. Flavor booster
Add a drop of peppermint to a homemade chocolate shake or your latte for a yummy twist.
5. Stress reliever
For stress relief, the combination of 5 drops peppermint, 10 drops lavender, 5 drops of frankincense added to a warm bath help relieve stiffness while absorbed through the skin.
Massage 2-3 drops peppermint oil mix with 1 tablespoon olive oil/ carrier oil onto chest or add a few drops into a humidifier to help clear sinus and lung congestion.
7. Ants buster
Leave a peppermint soaked cotton ball in their pathway to get rid of ants. Your home will smell fresher.
Peppermint oil powerfully effects and improves mental clarity and raises energy levels. Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness. Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room to improve concentration and accuracy. Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly to keep energy levels up during the day. Inhale before and during a workout to help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
9. Hair growth
Peppermint oil is used in many high quality hair care products because it can naturally thicken and nourish damaged hair. Simply add some peppermint oil to your current shampoo. It can help stop hair loss and thinning.
10. Improves bloating and indigestion
Add 1 drop of organic peppermint oil to your water before meals. Massage several drops on your abdomen. Inhaling peppermint oil helps curbing the appetite by triggering a sense of fullness.
11. Relieves joint and muscle pain
When your joints get achy, applying 3-5 drops pure peppermint oil mixed with 5 drops lavender oil can cool muscles like an ice bath, but help you to stay warm and dry.
12. Fever reducer
It is an excellent natural treatment to bring down a fever especially in children. Simply mix 5-8 drops peppermint oil with a tablespoon coconut oil and rub it on a child’s neck and on the bottom of their feet to help stabilize a fever instead of aspirin or other drugs.
13. Get rid of ticks
Use 1 drop on the tick and wait for a few minutes. The tick will either back out or fall off easily.
14. Mosquito repellent
To create a anti-bug spray, mix 30mL of a carrier oil such as grape seed oil and a few drops of peppermint oil. Spray on skin that will be exposed to the outdoors. You can also mix a few drops of peppermint to 30mL of your favorite carrier oil based lotion.
This information is presented for informational purposes and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any illness.
Caution: If pregnant, suffering from any medical condition, or taking medication, consult a health care practitioner before use.
- Avoid eyes and mucus membranes
- Dilute properly
- May irritate skin
- Not for internal use
- Keep out of reach of children
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