Peppermint essential oil has so many uses, it’s no wonder this oil is a staple in many people’s medicine cabinets (including ours!) and It certainly does much more than freshen your breath! It’s used to soothe nausea and other stomach issues, perk the senses up before a long meeting, and cool overworked muscles (thanks to the menthol). Luckily, peppermint also helps to clear congestion, quiet headaches and tackle symptoms from PMS. Lets take a look at how and why it works so well, not to mention should be a part of your medicine cabinet at home!
Peppermint Essential Oil For Hair And Skin:
Peppermint essential oil is used in hair and skin care. Peppermint blends well with other essential oils and is used in massages, steam bath, and mud packs. Peppermint oil is antiseptic in nature, and when massaged on the scalp, it helps to remove dandruff and lice in addition to its usual cooling effect. When applied on the skin, peppermint oil keeps pimples at bay and keeps the skin healthy and blemish-free. Add a drop or two of peppermint oil to your toothpaste and say goodbye to bad breath and toothaches.
Peppermint Essential Oil And Congestion:
When sinuses seem to be clogged, and throats swollen and scratchy, diffuse peppermint essential oil (or apply topically on the chest) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.
Peppermint Essential Oil and Dental Care:
Peppermint essential oil due to its antiseptic properties, is very useful in dental care. It also eliminates bad breath and helps teeth and gums fight off hazardous germs. Unsurprisingly, these attributes mean that peppermint essential oil is added to toothpaste, and it is also been shown to be useful in the treatment of toothaches. At times, the inhalation of peppermint oil vapor can be anti-inflammatory and pain relieving, so it can even be added to postoperative oxygen, particularly after oral surgeries.
Peppermint Essential Oil & Headaches:
Migraines are one type of headaches and are caused by stress, tension, hunger, not drinking enough water, congestion, inflammation, etc. Migraines often come on after a stressful event. Essante Organics peppermint oil is one of the great essential oils for migraines and is the perfect choice for dealing with and sort of headache.
Essential Oil For Stress, Energy And Alertness:
Uses of peppermint oil are plentiful! 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.
For stress relief, the combination of peppermint, lavender and geranium essential oils added to a warm bath help relieve stiffness while absorbed through the skin.
Try aromatherapy by using a candle lamp diffuser with essential oils.
For energy and alertness, peppermint essential 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.
- Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
- Diffuse Peppermint essential oil in the room to improve concentration and accuracy.
- Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly to keep energy levels up
during the day.
- Inhale before and during a workout to help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
If you have a problem with ants in your house, 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! In this same vein, mice do not like the smell of peppermint and other minty oils either. Place some cotton balls soaked in peppermint essential oil wherever mice are congregating in your domicile and you might even hear them scampering away!
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