Peppermint is my first pick for my favorite essential oils you should have around the house.
Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint is useful for more than just tea or hard candies, it just may be one of the most versatile of the essential oils. You can massage your tummy with a blend of peppermint essential oil and coconut, or other carrier oil, to relieve nausea and stomach cramps. Calm a cough and help to relieve chest congestion with a blend of peppermint and eucalyptus oils added to coconut oil and rub into your chest. You can even add a drop to cool water for a soothing foot soak.
Peppermint essential oil is refreshing and energizing especially when used in a diffuser or even diluted and sprayed in your stinky gym shoes to eliminate odors. It is cooling, can sharpen focus, and combat redness.
Peppermint also has antibacterial properties and works well as a spider and rodent deterrent.
Other great uses are in massage oils, lotions, mouthwash, toothpaste, aromatherapy, and wonderful in the bath.
Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil
- Relieves itching
Favorite Way to use Peppermint Essential Oil
I used to suffer from chronic tension headaches. I found that peppermint was the most soothing and effective help to relieve them. This not only helps with headaches, but is also refreshing and energizing.
1 TBSP coconut oil (or other carrier oil)
4 to 5 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix together and rub a little on your temples, your forehead to relieve headaches. Or you can rub on your sinuses to relieve pressure. Be careful to avoid contact with your eyes.
Disclaimer: The purpose of this series is to convey information. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, or cure your condition. I is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your healthcare provider for any advice on medications.