[edit: We’ve moved our Essential Oils posts to our new website devoted to essential oils, God’s Scent-sational Apothecary’s Chest]
Today were looking at yet another essential oil that I believe should be in EVERY home .
If you’re just starting with 100% natural and pure, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, I highly recommend a Kit that includes Peppermint.
Peppermint is another scent that is familiar to many. And probably the herbal property that has been used by more than any other, since many people that don’t even think of using herbs drink peppermint tea or have used some sort of menthol OTC remedy, such as Vick’s Vaporub, Hall’s Mentho-lyptus Cough Drops, or Mentholatum ointment. (Whether those OTCs still contain any natural peppermint oil in them or not, I don’t know. And I don’t recommend them.)
In our home Peppermint is used in many ways. It is great for digestion, so used for tummy aches, nausea, indigestion, and other digestive ailments. We both rub it on ailing tummies, and drink it in water – even when we aren’t sick – as a mint tea.
It’s also cooling, so we rub it on our foreheads or the back of our necks for fevers. As a pain reliever, it’s also great in those places for headaches (and in other places for other pains).
It is stimulating to the mind, so diffusing it can help with alertness, concentration and memory. Good one to diffuse while studying. 🙂
As an anti-bacterial it is great for bad breath, just put a drop on your tongue or make a natural breath spray with it.
It’s also a decongestant and expectorant, so will clear the sinuses and help you breath easy and loosen congestion (as it’s use in those OTCs indicates.) For this, we use an Essential Oil respiratory blend that includes Peppermint.
There are so many more uses for Peppermint. To name just a few “asthma, bronchitis, candida, diarrhea, digestive aid, reduces fever, halitosis, heartburn, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, indigestion, menstrual irregularity, headaches, motion sickness nausea, tumor growth, respiratory infections, shock, itchy skin, throat infections, and varicose veins.”*
*Quotes from Essential Oils Desk Reference
Interested in getting these benefits for your family? Contact me. I’d love to chat with you to help you get started. You can also order Peppermint essential oil (or one of the Collections that has Peppermint in it).
My disclaimers: Neither the FDA nor any other entity has endorsed any of my content. I make no claims for healing, and do not advise, diagnose, prescribe or any other such thing. I only share our own personal experiences and those relayed by others. It is your right and responsibility to educate yourself and make decisions for yourself in matters of health.