Monday, January 12, 2015

Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil is also in the list of top 10 essential oils. Although to be honest I was a bit skeptical about this one. I did not see at first why it would be in the top 10 list. That was until I tried it. Now I wouldn't be without it. It also has antibacterial properties, as well as analgesic and antiseptic. It is excellent for oral health and digestive health. And it works wonders for headaches.

I received a bottle of this lemon essential oil in exchanged for my review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As with the lemon oil, I have shared below some of the ways I have used it so far and my results. Note: I am not a health care professional and this is not a replacement for talking to your doctor about any health conditions!

Dental Care: I have recently started trying oil pulling. This is the process of swishing up to a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth for 15 to 20 minutes to remove bacteria and then spitting it out. I use coconut oil and adding a drop of peppermint to it not only makes it taste better but adds the antiseptic properties of the EO as well. To learn more about oil pulling click here.

Stomach: I have a weak stomach and often get bloated or just have an upset tummy after I eat. I mix 2 - 3 drops Peppermint with a tablespoon Coconut oil and rub it on my stomach and it settles it down.

Body Scrub: So easy and so revitalizing. Simply add 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Coconut oil and 10 drops Peppermint EO. Mix well and store in an airtight container. This is great to use after you shave to leave your legs feeling silky smooth. I found this recipe on Pinterest here: Peppermint Sugar Scrub - Pinterest

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

I will add to this list as I find new great uses for Peppermint Essential Oil.

Below are the oils I used and a link to where they can be purchased. **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

The Pure Body Naturals Peppermint Oil
Tropical Traditions coconut Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil Properties

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anticarcinogenic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • Invigorating

Application guidelines for Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Aromatically - Can be diffused or inhaled directly.
  • Topically - Can be applied directly to the skin or within a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, for young or sensitive skin. Start with 1 drop to 1-3 tsp of carrier and increase the EO as needed.
  • Internally - Can be used in cooking, adding a drop to purified water or taken as a dietary supplement, diluting 1 drop in 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz of non-acidic, non-dairy beverage (not for children under 6 years old and in greater dilution for older children). 
  • NEAT - Can usually apply the oil without dilution, directly to the skin. However, it's always a good idea to test your own skin first, as sensitive skin types may react. 
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