35 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is one of the most versitile essential oils on the market today. Here is a list that I have compiled of 35 uses! Keep a copy of this list nearby your essential oil collection. If you haven’t tried essential oils yet, peppermint is where you should start. Come join the Peppermint Campaign today!
  1.  Use 1 drop of Peppermint oil in a mug of hot water instead of tea. 1 drop equals 24 bags of peppermint tea!
  2.  Inhale Peppermint oil or from the palms of your hands to help with nausea.
  3. Rub 1-2 drops of Peppermint oil on tummy to help with stomachache.
  4.  Mix  3-4 drops of Peppermint  with water in a spray bottle and spray the back of your neck while working outside for a great cooling effect.
  5.  Leave your aspirin at home.  Peppermint helps with headaches and migraines!
  6.  Pain from bumps can be alleviated with a drop of Peppermint.
  7. #Bumped your leg? A drop or two of Peppermint oil can keep bruises at bay.
  8. Mom’s add a drop or two of Peppermint oil to your child’s shampoo and protect them from lice!
  9.  Dandruff? Use some Peppermint on your scalp!
  10. Sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, cold and cough can be treated with peppermint.
  11.  Use Peppermint oil instead of breath freshener before you kiss your hubby!
  12. A drop or two of Peppermint oil on a cold wet cloth used over the eyes can help reduce your stress level.
  13.  Use Peppermint on cotton balls to deter mice.
  14. Spray Peppermint mixed with water to prevent ants and beetles.
  15. Spray diluted Peppermint on your clothing to deter Mosquitoes!
  16. Use Peppermint diluted on the skin to reduce itching from hives.
  17. Need to concentrate? Inhale Peppermint oil from your palms or use a diffuser! Great for classrooms!
  18.  Pain from arthritis? Use a drop of Peppermint on those aching joints.
  19. Keep Peppermint oil in the car on your commute to stay alert. Add a drop to a napkin, and place in the a/c vent.
  20.  Use Peppermint Oil on your scalp to help regulate the PH to combat both dry scalp and oily hair!
  21.  I put I few drops around the garage door and back door to eradicate the shrews here in Alaska.  – Gayle
  22. Snoring problems?? A friend of mine puts a drop of peppermint in an 8 oz. glass of water every night for her husband who snores LOUDLY. He drinks a couple of swallows just before bed time and it works like a charm. When she occasionally forgets to do this, those are the nights he snores like a bear
  23. I have had several occasions when ants thought that a place in my home was a wonderful place to move into. I simply watch and determine where their entry point into the house is and put a few drops of peppermint oil around the area where they are coming in. Apparently ants really dislike peppermint oil because they abruptly stop coming in and don’t return. I very seldom have to do repeat applications for the same spot. Works like a charm and the ants stay outdoors where they belong.
  24. Helps with inflammation and pain from carpel tunnel.
  25. Teachers, diffuse in classroom during tests to help students attention span and concentration.
  26. Mix Peppermint and Lavender to deter mosquitoes from babies and small children
  27. Woke up this morning with a junk food hang over, rubbed pepperment oil around my naval for my upset stomach and above my eyebrow for my headache….I’m feeling much better now. – Sandy
  28. Woke up with a terrible crick in my neck this morning. I have 6 horses to massage today and that’s no time for me to be sore! Rubbed some peppermint oil directly on the crick and further down where the muscles were sore about 10 minutes ago and it’s already relaxed! – Lisa
  29. Use in a compress for  hemorrhoids.
  30. A drop of peppermint oil on the jawline used after tooth extraction helps with pain and swelling.
  31. Massage 2-3 drops onto the chest or drop into a humidifier to clear sinus and lung congestion and support normal breathing
  32. Massage several drops on your abdomen, place a drop on the tip of the tongue or wrists, or inhale to soothe motion sickness or general nausea
  33. Research by Alan Hirsch, MD, shows that inhaling peppermint essential oil helps trigger a sense of fullness. Inhale 5-10 times a day to curb appetite
  34. Rub a drop or two of peppermint into legs for restless leg syndrome.
  35. Peppermint oil can help reduce fungal infections

 

Come join the Peppermint Campaign today!

3 Oils to Keep on Hand This Summer

 

Its that time of year where its hot! Here in the south we are use to hot weather, but I’ve been seeing triple digit temps in the states north of us!

So what’s a girl supposed to keep in her purse this summer in all this icky hot weather? Essential Oils of course!

#1 Peppermint

Peppermint is the #1 most important oil to keep in your purse at all times, but the usefulness of this oil during the summer is multiplied by how many digits are on that thermometer!

  • Barbecue giving you heartburn or indigestion? Here we add a couple drops to our water or iced tea and sip.
  •  Sweating in all this heat? A few drops of peppermint in about a cup of water added to a spray bottle. Spray the back of your neck and instant cooling sensation! Ahh!
  • Traveling at night and need to stay alert? Add a drop of peppermint to a napkin and stick it in your a/c vent. Better than coffee!
  • Headache from being out in the sun? Add a drop of peppermint to your temples! Cooling and pain relief are almost instant!

#2 Lavender

Lavender oil is the 2nd most important oil that I keep in my purse. The uses for Lavender are almost as numerous as Peppermint. This is such a versatile oil, that I keep more than one!

  • Sunburn from all the time by the pool? Fill a spritz bottle with water and 20 drops of lavender oil. Spray onto sunburned area for cooling and healing.
  • Did that firework just burn you? Young Living lavender oil can be put directly on burns or open wounds! It promotes healing and kills bacteria.
  • Cranky kids from playing in the pool too much? A drop of lavender on the bottom of the feet helps promote naps!

#3 Purification

Purification is an oil that I don’t use as much during winter months, but it is certainly within arms reach during the warmer months of the year. That’s why purification is the 3rd most important oil to keep in your purse this summer.

  • Mosquitoes swarming your family? Take 20 drops of Purification oil plus 10 drops of Peppermint oil in a small spray bottle and fill with water. Spray this bottle liberally on your person and around where mosquitoes are swarming to deter the little buggers.
  • Bug bites really….bite! A drop of Purification oil helps take the sting, swelling and itching out of bug bites! This oil works amazingly fast!
  • Fleas on your dog? Add a drop of purification to your hands and rub over their coats while you are outside. You don’t want the fleas to invade your home! (note: Purification is not to be used on cats because it contains Melaleuca oil which is not safe for felines.)

These are only a few uses of each of these three very important oils that you should keep on hand this summer. To learn more about how to use essential oils be sure to get this free report!