*Disclaimer: I am not a health professional and essential oils are not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.*
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most common and basic oils that comes with every kit (with lavender and lemon usually). It’s great for beginners because it has tons of benefits and very few precautions.
It’s definitely my husband’s favorite oil to use as an insect repellent. We’ll fill up a spray bottle with water and a few drops and give it to our 2 year old to spray around the house. It’s a win for everyone because toddlers love spray bottles and we hate spiders! I actually have tons growing around my storm shelter precisely because of spiders.
It’s energizing and also notorious for it’s headache relieving, stomach easing, weight loss aiding abilities!
- Analgesic (pain relieving)
- Anti inflammatory
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- Aids digestion
- Insect repellent
- Soothes sore muscles
- Appetite suppressant
- Sunburn Relief
- Acid Reflux/ Heartburn
- Focus and Concentration
- Itch Relief
- Calms upset stomach
- Breath freshener
- Sinus relief
- Add in diy products
- Joint pain
- Weight loss
- Respiratory aid
- Stress Relieving
- Cold symptoms
- Throat Chakra healing
Oils that compliment Peppermint:
- Wild Orange
- Citrus Bliss
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Topically – Apply to skin either directly or by diluting with a carrier oil first.
Inhalation – Diffuse in a diffuser with water or smell directly.
Ingestion – Take drops by mouth or in a supplement capsule.
Peppermint essential oil can be used in all three ways.
To diffuse: add 3 drops to water in diffuser.
To ingest: add 1 drop to 4 fl oz of water (or tea) or add 2 drops to a veggie capsule.
For topical purposes add 2 drops to skin. Dilute with DoTERRA fractionated coconut oil.
Peppermint Essential oil is the straight undiluted oil.
Peppermint Touch is already diluted for you with fractionated coconut oil! In a convenient roller ball which can be applied directly to your skin!
Peppermint Beadlets are the oil in capsule form for easy and simple ingestion!
Also be aware that not all oils are safe for children. Always dilute oils when applying to children regardless to their safety status. Children’s body’s can be very sensitive. Peppermint is considered to be safe on children.
Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
It’s also been suggested that peppermint interferes with milk supply for breastfeeding moms so be weary of that.
Why Brand Matters
Essential oils are neither a drug nor a supplement. This means they fall into an unregulated limbo open to many scammers. There are tons of “essential oils” out there that aren’t what they say they are. ‘Essentially’ they’re producing these little bottles of synthetic chemicals and fragrances and labeling them “Lavender essential oil” or whichever one their trying to pass it off as.
These fake ones don’t carry the benefits or properties of the actual oil and can cause irritation or other unforeseeable and unwanted side effects. Never opt for the cheap ones at your local grocery store. When it comes to your health, always go with a traceable, reliable source.
After doing tons of research when I first decided to invest in some oils, I chose DoTERRA. Not only are they trustable and pure in their products, but they also ethically and responsibly source all of their herbs and materials and do lots of humanitarian work. All things wonderful in my book.
Do you have another way you use Peppermint Essential oil? Share with us in the comments!
If you have any questions, drop them in the comments or message me!
Best Vibes Always, S.S.Blake