It is always important to understand how potent essential oils are. For example, if you take one drop of Peppermint oil, it is as strong as 26 cups of peppermint tea. That is why with essential oils, we talk about drops and saving money, because of it. Less is really more.
As you might have guessed, I wanted to talk about Peppermint oil. I love the scent of this oil. It gives energy and focus. When I smell it, it gives me clarity in my brain. It is a nice oil to combine with citrus oils, for an even stronger clarity effect. So here are some experiences of Peppermint oil in our home. There are so many uses, here are a few of them.
As most oils Peppermint has a lot of benefits. It has been used for many years for adding by digestive difficulties, freshen breath, relief of gas and headaches and reducing fever. It also supports the respiratory system. It has a relaxing and soothing effect on muscles. That is why I gave it to a grandmother picking up her granddaughter in my son’s class, who had an asthma attack. She had no inhaler on her, but I had my oil ready. Just a drop in her palm, make a fist and inhale deeply. Her muscles in her lungs relaxed right away and she could breathe again normally.
Since we are not alike, there is a funny thing with this oil Most people use Lavender to calm down and go to sleep. If you get all active when using Lavender, you should try Peppermint. It has the opposite effect on the body, isn’t amazing how nature and our bodies work sometimes?
When it is really hot in the summer, I like to do some drops of Peppermint oil in a spray bottle with water. I just spray it on me, and my body temperature levels out. Also a nice tip when hot flashes are occur.
I know chocolate and mint is a favorite combination for a lot of people (not me), but you can make nice after dinner mints yourself. Just melt some chocolate (72% or higher) and add 1 drop of oil to one bar. Put in on baking paper and in the fridge. Really tasty. I like to add like 3 or 4 drops when I bake my brownies. Really yummy.
But Peppermint also benefits with candida, diarrhea, heartburn, motion sickness, nausea, throat infections, varicose veins, colic, depression, rheumatism, nerves, anger, arthritis and toothache.
I always have a small bottle in my car, to use as a little pick me up or to help people who might have troubles with motion sickness. Or after lunch before meeting my new appointment.
Please be aware, that Peppermint increases blood pressure. So when you suffer from high blood pressure, please use with caution. When you have a sensitive skin, you might need to dilute it, before using it topical. Peppermint can be used safely with children and animals. How smaller the child, the more you need to dilute.
This is really a must have oil, for some freshness and mental clarity and improving memory. Wishing you a very refreshed and energetic day!
To your health,
PS I only use the doTerra oils in my home. I know these oils are safe and 100% pure. Since I don’t know the quality of any other oil company, everything I write only apply to doTerra oils.
PS2 when your kids are smaller or you have sensitive skin, please dilute the oil more. For the use of oils on animals: the smaller the animal, the more you need to dilute the oil.
PS3 Yes you can use Peppermint on dogs and cats. Just as with children, keep out of eyes and ears.
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Credit: My own household experience, Modern Essentials
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