The beneficial uses of Peppermint oil:
Young Living’s Peppermint oil has a strong, clean, fresh, minty aroma and is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs. Not only does peppermint oil smell good but has some wonderful medicinal properties as well.
Young Living’s Peppermint oil is safe to inhale, apply topically and also to ingest. When applying topically, it is generally advised to dilute as peppermint is considered a “hot oil” although, it can also be applied “neat.” Please take care not to get into the eyes as, trust me from experience, it will burn! 🙂 Let’s get into the some of the many uses of Peppermint oil.
1. Digestive aid – a single drop of peppermint is the equivalent of 25 cups of peppermint tea! Add a drop to a glass of water, tea or directly in your mouth. A drop could also be massaged directly onto the abdomen area as well.
2. Headaches – massage a drop or two diluted or neat onto the temples, forehead and down the back of the neck.
3. Fevers – massage a drop or two to the bottoms of the feet to help bring down a temperature. Additionally, soak a towel in peppermint infused water, wring out and lay the towel across the forehead, taking precaution not to get into the eyes.
4. Swelling, inflammation, bruises – peppermint works with the body to block the transmission of pain signals, while also reducing inflammation.
5. When “layered” with other oils, such as in the Rain Drop technique, it can help our bodies absorb the other oils’ more quickly.
6. Mental clarity and alertness – place 1-2 drops on the tongue and/or rub another drop under the nose. Also, apply to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
7. Diffuse peppermint to help with sinus congestion or improve alertness.
8. Cook or mix in with smoothies.
As you can see, peppermint oil is pretty versatile. The list of uses could go on and on. Please feel free to share any positive experiences that you’ve had with it.