Peppermint oil has been around forever. But, it has gained popularity in the past several years. It can be used for all sorts of reasons, eight of which, are listed below.
Peppermint Oil is one of the oldest remedies for heart burn and digestion issues. But many people do not realize that peppermint oil has several uses from curing an upset stomach to cleaning your home.
Before using oils, you should consult with your physician as they should not be used in lieu of a medical diagnosis. It is also extremely important to read the label, as some are not safe for ingesting. It is also important to use oils in moderation as they are very strong.
USES FOR PEPPERMINT OIL
Rub a couple of drops of peppermint to your tongue and gums. The peppermint will kill the bacteria leave your mouth feeling and smelling fresh.
Stop itching caused by bug bites, hives, poison ivy or minor allergic reactions. Simply apply peppermint oil directly to the affected area.
Rub a drop of peppermint directly onto the stomach and feel relief from upset stomach, bloating, or indigestion.
Apply Peppermint oil to the forehead, temples, behind the ears, and/or the base of the neck. If you can lay down for a few minutes, watch as your headache dissipates.
Put a drop of peppermint oil in the path of the ants and they will go running away!
For sore-aching feet and and joints, add peppermint to a warm compress or into a hot bath with Epson salt and soak.
Mix 5-6 drops of peppermint oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and massage onto your chest. Or add a 1-2 drops of peppermint oil to your tea.
(Make sure you read carefully read the label of your oil as not all are safe for ingestion).
Soak a cloth in warm peppermint infused water and lay over limbs and forehead. Or apply a drop of peppermint essential oil to the bottom of the feet.
You can often clear your clogged sinuses by inhaling difffused peppermint. It can even provide relief for scratchy throats. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and can also provide relief for colds and cough.
Peppermint oil can relieve teething pain. Mix with coconut oil (1:1 ratio) and rub on the gum area. **Please check with your physician before you use this method on your child.
Reduce hunger craavings
A simple whifs of peppermint can help you feel full faster. Just take a few sniffs from the bottle or apply a couple of drops to your temple or chest.
Inhaling the scent of peppermint can give you a boost of energy.
*The above information is not to taken as medical advice. Make sure you read your label and use those labeled for ingestion properly and do not ingest anything that states aromatherapy only. In addition, make sure you consult with a physician before using any oils, to confirm that you do not have any underlying medical conditions which may make them cause you harm.