- Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing
- Alleviates occasional stomach upset and discomfort
- Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health
- Promotes oral and respiratory health
Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion. A must-have when traveling!
When your breath is sharp and your mouth feels furry, peppermint oil with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling.
When breathing seems to be clogged, and throats swollen and scratchy, diffuse peppermint oil (or apply topically on the chest) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow.
When the ravages of time wreak havoc on your joints, leaving that hot and achy feeling, peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry.
Satiety. It's about feeling full, and not overeating. The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to make you feel full, faster...especially if you breathe it in during a meal!
If you've been on your feel all day or religiously wear hard soled shoes, just add peppermint oil to a cold water compress to cool your overworked, over heated tootsies.
The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a wonderful, non-stimulating way to perk up on long drives, in school, during late night homework or any other time you need to "burn the midnight oil."
Some shampoo and conditioner combos can make you want to go back to sleep. No energy. No pep. No fun. Not good. Add peppermint to your potions to stimulate the scalp, energize and wake up! The oil is antiseptic in nature, and can also help remove dandruff and lice.
Got a mind numbing pain in the head? A few drops of peppermint dabbed on your temples, neck and sinuses can quickly spring into action and chase that tension away!
The next time Junior is a little unresponsive to all that is going on with school and homework, try homework, try spritzing a little peppermint on his shirt before study time, placing drop on the tongue or under the nose for improved concentration and alertness.
After a long day, apply peppermint, let it seep in and then soak in a warm bath or shower. The refreshing peppermint vapor will make you feel cool, relaxed and energized again.
Just one drop of peppermint oil can add life to any herbal tea (without having to add lots of sugar) while also aiding in normal digestion or to relieve stomach upset.
You ask yourself this question. It's OK. Using peppermint oil prior to exercise immediately awakens your senses and gets you in your right mind so you can crank.
When you get that mid-morning craving, diffuse peppermint oil to reign in the urge to snack on junk food, or anything else that might appear before you.
Cooking & Food
Enhance your chocolate in a gazillion ways: gourmet hot chocolate, mint brownie frosting, peppermint bark, peppermint patties, peppermint brownies, peppermint chocolate Bundt cake, red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese, yum!
Peppermint chiffon cake, homemade candy canes, butter mints, peppermint ice cream, peppermint glaze over pastries and cookies, homemade peppermint patties.
Peppermint water on ice, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint hot chocolate, that's right ... it's all de-lish.
Body & Mind
Peppermint oil has been shown to activate the limbic function in your brain. The limbic function helps control things like emotions and long-term memory and is related to olfactory structures in your nose.
If you have the after effects of a sunburn where skin is a little warm and itchy, apply a drop of peppermint oil (mixed with lavender) to cool, soothe and stop itching.
If you've got that "I my gosh, I can't believe I just went on a spinning ride" feeling, four or five drops of peppermint rubbed on the stomach can calm, smooth stomach muscles and help dispel discomfort.
When you add a few drops of peppermint to your ice water, it not only improves the taste, but also leaves you with a feeling of cool, refreshing arctic wind in your airways!
If you find a tick has decided to make your skin its home, just give that tick a nice bath of peppermint oil with a cotton swab. The tick will stop burrowing, remove its head and then he's yours.
Many household bugs do not like peppermint oil - ants, aphids, beetles, plant lice, mice and cockroaches try to steer clear of peppermint. Just add to water in a spray bottle and spray where you think pests grace you with their presence!
Peppermint oil is a wonderful natural cleaning agent. Spray on countertops and bathroom surfaces, scrub, and enjoy cleaner clean.
If you find you are having a hard time sleeping, peppermint oil helps activate cold sensitive receptors in the skin and mucosal tissues. When used this way, it may help with sleeplessness.
When you're with someone who feels gloomy or like they "just don't care", ask them to try peppermint oil (aromatically, topically, or internally) to stimulate their mental sharpness and focus.
Someone's mental outlook can be a game changer. If they are shocked, stressed out or nervous, peppermint oil may help restore feelings of normalcy and balance.
Peppermint oil can act as a concentrated natural discomfort killer and muscle relaxant, especially with painful gums, teething or recent dental work.
When used topically or internally, peppermint is a favorite for fresh relief from cramping, indigestion to diarrhea. Skip the antacids and go with peppermint oil!
When you feel like you've just run a marathon in clogs, and your feet are a hot mess of ouch, massage peppermint oil onto aching feet, joints, and strained muscles.
Feeling lethargic or in a brain fog? Peppermint has been known to improve blood circulation and awareness, leaving you with an energized, awake feeling.
When you diffuse peppermint into the room, you'll notice fewer spiders. Why? They don't like it. It's safe, contains no harsh chemicals or pesticides. It doesn't kill the spiders, but forces them out.