20 Great Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

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20 Great Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Historical Uses: Peppermint has been very effective as a digestive stimulant, it has also has been used to disinfect and treat respiratory ailments. In more recent years studies have shown peppermint to aid in improvement of taste & smell when inhaled and to create a sense of fullness after meals.

20 Great Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

10 Great Uses:

  1. Tension: Rub a few drops of peppermint (dilute for sensitive skin) to temples to relieve tension.
  2. Digestion Aid: Dilute 2 drops of peppermint in 4 oz. of water to aid in digestion.
  3. Stomach Discomfort: Apply (dilute) drops on abdomen to help with stomach discomfort.
  4. Decongestant: Diffuse to help with decongestant and to improve taste and smell.
  5. Itchy Bug Bite: Rub a drop of peppermint oil directly on bite.
  6. Motivate: Sniff or diffuse Peppermint essential oil to get focused and ready for the day!
  7. Sore Joints: Peppermint essential oil applied directly to the joints can help ease the pain.
  8. Pests in the House: place a cotton ball with 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil at the points of entry into the house, works on ants, roaches, spiders, & mice.
  9. Hot Flashes or Cool Down: Dab a few drops of peppermint on your neck to relieve discomfort.
  10. Sore Feet: Add warm water to a pan with Epson salts and a couple drops of Peppermint EO.

10 Yummy Pepperminty Recipes:

  1. Buttermints: A Healthy Way to Stop Sugar Cravings from Empowered Sustenance
  2. Must Make Mints from Cupcake Vixens
  3. Chocolate Kiss Heart Mints from Cupcake Vixens
  4. Paleo Dark Chocolate Mint Thins from The Healthy Foodie
  5. Healthy Shamrock Shake from Best of this Life
  6. Shamrock Parfaits (Chocolate and Mint Mousse) from The Kitchen McCabe
  7. Candy Cane Fudge from Sophistimom
  8. Dairy Free Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Gratefully Grain Free
  9. Mint Chocolate Popcorn from The Artisan Life
  10. Raw Andes Mint Cheesecake from Purely Twins

Peppermint Essential Oil Application:
Can be use aromatically
Can be consumed
Can be used topically (Dilute for young or sensitive skin)

~Becky

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Sources:

Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy. San Rafael, CA: New World Library, 1991. Print.

Many recipes are from word of mouth and various sources or personal experience or have the web site hyperlinked.

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About beckyhusband

Becky is a Christian homeschool mom blogger that lives on a small farm in Deep East Texas. When she isn't homeschooling her kids, she is busy documenting their life on her blog through photography, video, and slideshows. She has always been talented using the computer and working with digital imagery in an artistic and inspiring way. Her experience includes recording and editing videos for church, capturing and editing digital photos, scanning and digitally "cleaning" paper photos, and creating photo slideshows.

Posted on March 1, 2015, in Homesteading, Oils & Herbs and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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