Peppermint Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
November 22, 2017

Peppermint essential oil helps support normal digestion and has often been used to promote healthy respiratory function and ease tension headaches. Its fresh minty fragrance combats physical and mental fatigue. Peppermint essential oil is very robust and should not be used topically without a carrier oil to dilute it so it will not harm your skin.

Topical Uses

  • rub one drop of peppermint essential oil (diluted in a small amount of almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil) on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses, (avoiding contact with the eyes) and on the back of the neck to help soothe head and headache pressure
  • apply peppermint oil to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly throughout the workday to keep your energy levels up

Inhalation Uses

  • diffuse for energy and mental clarity
  • inhale peppermint oil before and/or during a workout to help boost your mood and prevent fatigue

Internal Uses

  • add a drop to herbal tea to enhance the flavor and help aid digestion
  • add a drop to a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of baking soda¬† to sooth an upset stomach due to overeating

 


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