30 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

*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!


  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antibacterial
  • Analgesic (pain relieving)
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Antimicrobial
  • Cooling
  • Calming


  1. Aids digestion
  2. Insect repellent
  3. Soothes sore muscles
  4. Appetite suppressant
  5. Energizing
  6. Headache
  7. Sunburn Relief
  8. Nausea
  9. Teething
  10. Fever
  11. Acid Reflux/ Heartburn
  12. Focus and Concentration
  13. Allergies
  14. Toothache
  15. Itch Relief
  16. Calms upset stomach
  17. Breath freshener
  18. Sinus relief
  19. Add in diy products
  20. Headache
  21. Cooking
  22. Cleaning
  23. Cooling
  24. Joint pain
  25. Weight loss
  26. Shock
  27. Respiratory aid
  28. Stress Relieving
  29. Cold symptoms
  30. Throat Chakra healing

30 uses for energizing Peppermint Essential Oil Click To Tweet

Oils that compliment Peppermint:

  • Wild Orange
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Citrus Bliss
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary

For details or questions regarding essential oils email me at Savannah@Earthandwater.co or just hit the green “message me” button on the side of the page!


Aside from mixing oils into fun diy products for your home and body, there are several ways to get essential oils straight from their bottles into our systems: Topically, inhalation and ingestion. Not all oils can be used in all of these ways. Some are toxic when ingested, some may irritate the skin or respiratory system. It’s best to know which oils do what to who so that you and your family may use them as safely as possible.

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

More about Savannah

I help ambitious soul seekers balance and uplift their energy so that they can conquer all that stands in their way of the life they desire. Some would call me a Life Coach but I'm so much more than that. I change lives by supporting, helping and connecting great people so that together we can all make the world a better place.