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Top 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

10 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil that you probably don’t know. Snag a bottle and give these a try today!

I am to be learning all about essential oils.  There is always something more to learn when it comes to finding natural ways to stay healthy. I have told you about the Top 10 uses for Lemon Essential Oil and the Top 10 Uses for Lavender Oil.  Here is another popular oil: Peppermint. Check out these 10 Uses of Peppermint oil.

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.

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 to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension). Amazing for heartburn, It is also great to help with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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 tension 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. Place a drop on your temples to help lessen the symptoms.

Stress

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.

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

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. It helps improve blood circulation which aids in bringing blood to help heal your muscles faster.

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 pleasant aroma lingering in your home! This is perfect to repel many bugs and spiders!

Tick Removal

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.

Fever

Peppermint’s unique properties have 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.

Hives

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.

Hair

Another bonus of peppermint oil is it is great for your scalp! Not only does it aid in hair growth, but it helps prevent dandruff and helps strengthen your hair follicles.

Pure peppermint oil can be used for so many things with little to no side effects. As always talk to your doctor before trying any over-the-counter medications.

The advice shared on this site has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 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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  1. I love essential oils!! I have a rub of different essential oils mixed with a carrier oil for chest congestion. Youngest son kept getting sick with bronchitis and was put on strong medication(by doctor) that made him act crazy. Read up on essential oils and never been happier.

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