Peppermint, as an herb and as an essential oil, has been used for centuries. It’s perhaps best-known for its use with digestive difficulties, but has also been shown to be antimicrobial, antiviral, antispasmodic and analgesic. A 1979 clinical trial showed that it can be helpful with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
With peppermint essential oil you can also:
- Relieve pain to bumps & bruises by applying Peppermint essential oil immediately to the injured area.
- Reduce fever by rubbing a few drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet.
- Ease nausea, morning sickness or motion sickness by massaging several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen and soles of the feet.
- Relieve a headache by rubbing a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, and back of the neck. Caution: keep peppermint oil away from the eyes and never, ever put an essential oil in the eyes!
- Improve alertness and concentration by placing one drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose. Keep a bottle in your car for long drives; in your desk drawer at work for that mid-afternoon slump!
- Enhance concentration and improve recall by diffusing Peppermint oil in the room while studying.
- Relieve nasal and sinus congestion by placing a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhaling into the nose.
- Flavor food with peppermint oil! See great naturally-sweetened Peppermint Brownie recipe below!
- Kill aphids on houseplants by adding 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 ounces of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray the plants.
- Curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat by inhaling peppermint oil.
Quality is key, make sure to only use organic therapeutic grade Essential Oils