I told you guys how excited I am to be learning all about essential oils. I am all for treating my families ailments naturally. I have told you about the Top 10 uses for Lemon Essential Oil and the Top 10 Uses for Lavender essential Oil. Here is another popular oil: Peppermint.
Top 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil
Indigestion: One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion is peppermint. Peppermint oil is very helpful in digestion and aids in expelling gas (from the stomach or intestines so as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension).
Colds/Congestion: Menthol provides effective relief from many respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and the common cold and cough. It is often included as an ingredient in natural chest rubs to help with congestion.
Headache: Peppermint oil is terrific to keep on hand at your desk or in your purse, especially if you are prone to headaches. The use of this oil has also been known to effectively lessen tandem symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to noise and sensitivity to light.
Stress: Like many other essential oils, peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless.
Energy/Alertness: Peppermint oil powerfully affects and improves mental clarity and raises energy levels. If you’re trying to cut back on caffeine, this may be a blessing to your mid-afternoon lull.
Sore Muscles: Because peppermint oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, it not only can relieve pain and inflammation but can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps.
Pest Control: Ants and Rodents do not like the smell of peppermint, leave a peppermint soaked cotton ball in their pathway. They’re not big fans of mint and you’ll have the nice aroma lingering in your home!
Tick Removal: Ok, this is one of the coolest uses. 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.
Fever: Because of its antiviral, antibacterial and more properties, using this oil aromatically and internally is beneficial. The cooling affect it has may also help keep the fever from climbing too high.
Hives: Can decrease itching when applied topically to the site. I recommend diluting 1 drop of oil in 1-2 tsp of coconut oil to soothe the skin.
As you can see essential oils can be used for so many things. There is almost always a natural cure for ailments.
The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. Please talk to your physician if these are proper treatments for you and your family.