Peppermint Essential Oil

This is the third oil I am highlighting that comes in the Premium Starter kit.  Had I been more organized I might have saved my first Wellness Wendesday oil (Dorado Azul) for a later date.  Ah well – c’est la vie.

From Young Living:

Fresh, nostalgic, and instantly recognizable, Peppermint essential oil’s scent invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace. Used topically, Peppermint oil creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, making it a favorite for sports massage and an important part of Young Living’s Raindrop Technique®.
When your day is dragging—through a workout, class, or day at work—enjoy some Peppermint oil benefits by applying it to your head and neck. The refreshing aroma will give you a boost of positivity! Peppermint is also a great option for diffusing on its own or with compatible scents such as Lavender, Rosemary, Spearmint, or Sage!

I just love the cooling sensation from this oil.  It was one of the very first essential oils I remember coming into contact with and has held a special place in my cupboard ever since.  I love to mix Peppermint Vitality into chocolate – especially into brownies… one scant drop is more than enough for a whole pan in my opinion.  Additionally, I LOVE to make a tea out of this – one drop in a 12 ounce cup of water with a heaping teaspoon of honey.  It is potent, so be warned.  Did you know that one drop of Young Living’s peppermint oil is equivalent to 26 cups of peppermint tea?  Yes, seriously.  I drink this “tea” when my nose feels stuffy and I want to breath – smelling this oil in your cup will help clear those passages right up.

Peppermint oil is also great for supporting digestion and can be taken as a tea like I mention above or in a gel capsule with some carrier oil or – once diluted can be applied directly to your area of concern.  I really enjoy using a drop of this in some lotion and treating my feet to a cool rub down after a long day of walking a lot.  Speaking of walking a lot – a drop of this on the back of your neck when you are at an amusement park or a state fair in the dead of summer will cool you right down.  Honestly – you will feel like you just got a giant jug of Gatorade poured over your head – but you won’t feel sticky and you will smell all minty fresh.

I like to take toothpicks and put them into the bottle (a stack at a time) and let them absorb all of the oil that I can’t get out of the bottle.  I then put those toothpicks out after meals for a breath freshener and a conversation starter – you can’t miss their smell.  This is a versatile oil and can be used in many different ways – I carry this oil with me a lot when I travel and add a drop to the back of my neck and my temples to help relieve tension from flying or sitting for very long.

I would love to hear how you use Peppermint essential oil in your daily life – comment below!



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