I love the crisp, clean, clear, aroma of beautiful, therapeutic grade peppermint essential oil. Especially this time of the year when we are inside more and I am looking for ways to brighten up our indoor air. My top seven Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil are:
- Diffuse for Calm Energy – peppermint oil in my diffuser is the ultimate pick me up, especially if I add lemon essential oil too. I love diffusing this in the morning and when my kids are working on their schoolwork. It seems to energize us without giving us the jitters.
- Headaches and Mental Clarity – when my head feels achy or fuzzy, I put a drop of peppermint oil in my palm, rub my hands together, and cup my hands near my nose. Then I breath deeply. These peppermint breathes seem to sweep headaches and mental “fuzziness”out of my head. I feel a sense of clarity after practicing 5 or so of these breathes.
- Nausea – whenever my kids or I have a nausea feeling we take a few sniffs of peppermint to ease our tummy trouble.
- Sore Muscles. – a little peppermint oil in a carrier oil can go a long way on sore muscles. The tingling sensation that we feel when applied seems to soothe our muscles and help relieve soreness.
- Stuffy Noses – when we have congestion our go to oils are peppermint or eucalyptus. Both of these, when inhaled, help clear our nasal passages which can feel so good when our nose is stuffy.
- Bug Be-Gone – peppermint essential oil is one of the oils that we often include in our homemade bug sprays. If we don’t have any bug spray with us, but we can find our peppermint oil, we have been known to use a few drops of the oil on our hats to keep bugs away from our head.
- Fresh Breath – although there are mixed opinions of whether essential oils should be ingested, a quick breath freshener that I enjoy is a jar of water with a drop or two of Therapeutic Grade Peppermint Essential Oil in it. I mix it up and use it as a mouthwash when I want that fresh breath feeling.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the medium priced oils. I get a 15ml bottle for around $30. One bottle lasts us many months. I hope you enjoy it too! As a side note, I have heard that peppermint oil does not jive well with homeopathic remedies. So if you are using homeopathic remedies, you might want to store your oils and remedies in separate places and on days that you are using your homeopathic remedies, you might not want to use peppermint, or at least have time between the two. Wishing you an uplifting, clear minded day!