When I first began using essential oils I was immediately drawn to peppermint. It is both refreshing and uplifting and to this day it is still my firm favourite. Peppermint is a universally loved essential oil, well-known for its medicinal benefits. Along with Lavender it is probably one of the most versatile and commonly used oils globally.
The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described in 1753 by Carl Linnaeus. Peppermint can also be found in Greek mythology and the ancient Romans would bind the plant to their crowns to stimulate the mind. A good quality peppermint oil will have a high menthol content and can be used to help alleviate stomach upset and to clear sinuses.
How do I use peppermint essential oil? My top 10 uses
- Relieves headaches
Rub a little on your temples for pain relief
- Improves mental focus
Mix peppermint with wild orange & inhale deeply to feel more focused and alert
- Soothes digestive complaints
Rub some on your tummy or take a drop internally if feeling bloated or unwell.
- Natural breath freshener
Who needs chewing gum when you have peppermint to freshen bad breath
- Energy booster
Before a workout, inhale peppermint or add it to water to feel energised and refreshed.
- Sinus aid
When congested or struggling with allergies, inhale peppermint to clear sinuses
- Cool down
Peppermint has a wonderful cooling effect so when dealing with a fever or feeling overheated; apply peppermint topically to reduce a temperature.
Add a drop or two of peppermint to water or place a drop in your mouth if feeling nauseous. Great for when you feel car sick!
- Muscle Pain
Peppermint can help relax muscles so mix it with coconut oil and rub into calf muscles after a workout or a long day on your feet.
Stop the munchies by inhaling peppermint or placing a drop under your tongue
*Beat the afternoon slump with this*
-15 drops peppermint
– 20 drops wild orange
Combine in a 15ml glass roller bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with a carrier oil such as coconut or almond oil. Apply the mixture to the back of your neck, base of your skull, forehead & temples for an energising boost!
When selecting essential oils it’s important to choose 100% pure essential oils for the safest and most effective health benefits. Only certified pure therapeutic grade oils should be taken internally or used neat on the skin. Essential oils can be used aromatically to affect mood and open airways; topically for quick absorption into the body through the skin, and internally for immune & digestive support.
Essential oils are a great way to improve your health easily and quickly. Drop me a line if you’d like to learn more about using essential oils or where to purchase 100% pure oils.…