10 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil that you probably don’t know. Snag a bottle and give these a try today!
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.
PS: You don’t have to buy from an MLM to get Peppermint Essential Oil. I love the Plant Therapy Peppermint Essential Oil that is available on Amazon.
Top 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil
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 to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension).
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.
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.
Like many other essential oils, peppermint can provide relief from anxiety, depression, and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless.
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.
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.
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 pleasant aroma lingering in your home!
Ok, this is one of the coolest uses. Remove a 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.
Peppermint’s unique properties have some many great benefits when you smell them aromatically or take them internally. The cooling effect of this oil may also help keep a fever from climbing too high.
Can decrease itching when applied topically to the site. I recommend diluting one 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 appropriate treatments for you and your family.
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Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.