Peppermint is my go-to oil for when I’m having tummy problems! It is sooo soothing when your stomach is out of control upset. I love that about peppermint. I also love the smell! It is a piece of the common allergy combo of LLP lavender, lemon and peppermint! You can use peppermint oil for so many different things! Check it out.
(Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Scientists have researched its effect on the liver and respiratory, improving concentration and mental accuracy. This plant is grown and distilled at the Young Living Farms.
Peppermint essential oil has unique weight loss benefits. It is great for reducing appetite and helps suppress cravings. We feel full because of a special mechanism in our brain and peppermint works on that part of the brain which triggers the feeling of fullness when you eat. It is found to be more effective than any other scent in creating serotonin in the brain that is linked with cravings for sweets. A study on the effects of peppermint scent on appetite control confirms that participants inhaling peppermint essential oil were less likely to feel hungry and had fewer cravings than the ones who didn’t inhale peppermint essential oil.
Plus, it is great for huge array of digestive issues that can sooth stomach upset. It also helps with candida that often influences weight management and weight gain. Peppermint essential oil is packed with nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C and minerals like potassium, iron and magnesium. So it helps not only in weight loss maintenance but also nourishes the body and promotes the feeling of well being.
Indigestion / Flatulence / Diarrhea – Rub 4-6 drops if Peppermint oil in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the naval to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
Heartburn~ Add a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn.
Inflammation (unbroken skin) – Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on an area of injury or chronic inflammation.
Injuries Bruise (unbroken skin) – Apply Peppermint oil immediately to an injured area (not broken skin) to relieve pain. If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around but not on the open wound.
Fever – Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever slowly so the body can fight infection or place a drop at the navel.
Itching – Apply a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.
Poison Ivy / Poison Oak – Apply Peppermint oil on location or dilute with vegetable mixing oil.
Exercising – Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
Nausea – Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen to relieve nausea.
Headache – To relieve a headache, rub a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes) and on the back of the neck.
Hiccups – To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at the base of the neck).
Alertness/Concentration – Place 2 drops of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose to improve alertness and concentration.
Concentration / Recall – Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint oil while taking a test to improve recall.
Travel Sickness – Rub 4 drops of Peppermint oil on the chest and stomach to relieve travel sickness.
Congestion – Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold.
Flavoring / Preservative – Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavoring and preservative.
Rodents / Ants / Cockroaches / Spiders – To deter rodents, ants or cockroaches, place two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests.
Paint Fumes – Mix a 15 ml. bottle of Peppermint oil into a 5 gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes.
Tea as Coffee Substitute – Place a drop of Peppermint oil in a cup of hot water and enjoy in place of coffee.
Aphids – Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 oz. of water and spray plants to kill aphids.
Summer Refresher – Drink a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day.
Arthritis / Tendonitis – Rub Peppermint oil on joints to relieve arthritis or tendonitis pain.
Bad Breath – Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue to stop bad breath.
Curb Appetite – Inhale the fragrance of Peppermint oil to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.
Ticks – Remove tick by applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to withdraw its head from the skin and remove it.
Sore Feet – Mix Peppermint oil in a footbath to relieve sore feet. Keep water agitated while soaking feet.
Appetite Reducer – Peppermint essential oil smells refreshing. You can diffuse few drops of oils before meals to reduce the appetite.
Appetite Reducing Drink – Peppermint tastes great and gives an extra little energy as an added benefit so you can even add 1 to 2 drops of oil to your glass of water and drink before the meals to have the same effect of reducing appetite.
Appetite Reducing Bath – You can also add few drops to your warm bath in the morning to suppress cravings and have energizing start of the day.
Mental Clarity – Diffuse or rub a drop under your nose to help concentration, mental focus, and motivation.
Dandruff – Add some to your shampoo to help fight dandruff.
Hot Flashes – Apply to the back of the neck when you are feeling too hot.
Household Cleaner – Combine vinegar, water and peppermint for an all-purpose cleaner.
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