33 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil


💧Calm an Upset Tummy: Just one drop of peppermint oil, rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion or other internal digestive issues.

💧Get Rid of Morning Breath: Add a drop of peppermint oil (and a drop of lemon oil) to a shot glass of water and swish in your mouth for a cleaner, less furry-feeling mouth.

💧Air Flow: When your sinuses are clogged and your throat is itchy, diffuse peppermint oil or apply topically to your chest to open the airways and get immediate relief.

💧Ease Aching Joints: Peppermint oil with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, while you stay warm and dry, cooling your joints.

💧Feel Full, Faster: Breathing in the scent of peppermint helps you to feel full faster, preventing overeating.

💧Cool Your Heels: Add peppermint oil to a cool compress and use on tired, achy feet after standing all day.

💧Central Perk: The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a great alternative to coffee to wake yourself up on a long drive, a late-night cram session, or during your workday.

💧Energize Your Suds: Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner to stimulate your scalp, energize you, and wake up first thing in the morning. It can also help remove lice and dandruff.

💧Seasonal Threats Beware: Peppermint oil has the ability to relax the muscles in your body, including the ones that line our airways.

💧Chase Away Tension: A few drops of peppermint, dabbed on your neck, temples, and tops of your shoulders can help calm the tension you feel.

💧Help Get Kids Focused: The next time your kiddo needs a little help focusing on their homework, try spritzing a little peppermint oil around his study area or on his shirt.

💧Seep, Soak, Revitalize: Apply a few drops of peppermint to your chest, soak in a warm bath, and breathe deeply to revitalize and relax after a long day.

💧Freshen Your Tea: One drop of peppermint oil will add life to your tea, while calming occasional indigestion.

💧Work Out, Even When You Don’t Want To: Use a drop of peppermint oil in your water to wake you up and get you set in your mind for a great workout.

💧Avoid the Junk: Diffuse peppermint oil to help calm the urge to snack on junk or sweets.

💧Add Another Level to Chocolate: Enhance chocolate in infinite ways: peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint brownies, peppermint bark, peppermint chocolate cake are just a few.

Brisk Confections: Peppermint marshmallows, candy canes, peppermint ice cream, dinner mints, peppermint patties.

💧Wintertime Beverages, Year-Round: Peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint water…

💧Wake Up your Mind: Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain, which controls things like emotions and long-term memory.

💧Fix the Itch: Apply a drop of peppermint and lavender oils to cool, soothe, and stop skin irritation.

💧Theme Park Relief: A few drops rubbed on your stomach can help calm the dizziness from a crazy rollercoaster.

💧Travel to the Arctic: When you add a few drops of peppermint oil to your ice water, it improves the taste and gives you an arctic wind in your airways.

💧Burrow No More: If you find a tick in your skin, put peppermint oil on a cotton swab and bathe the tick in it. It will stop burrowing and remove its head.

💧Pest Removal: Most household bugs don’t like peppermint oil– ants, aphids, beetles, mice, cockroaches, and spiders, too– so add to water in a spray bottle and spritz your baseboards, entryways, and windowsills to help prevent pests.

💧Clean Naturally: Peppermint oil is an antifungal and antibacterial so use it in bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere else you need a cleaner clean.

💧Sleep like a…– I’d say baby, but we all know they don’t sleep. Anyway, peppermint oil helps activate cold-sensitive receptors in the skin. It may help with insomnia when used this way.

💧Quell Apathy: When you need to help someone stop the doom and gloom, ask them to try peppermint oil to stimulate their mental sharpness.

💧It’s a State of Mind: Peppermint oil can help restore feelings of normalcy and balance if someone is shocked, stressed, or nervous.

💧Tame a Toothache: Peppermint oil can act as natural pain relief and relaxant, especially for occasionally painful gums or teeth.

💧Alleviate Internal Strife: When used internally or topically, peppermint is perfect for relief from occasional indigestion or cramping.

💧“Marathon in Clogs:” When you feel like you ran a marathon in clogs, use a little peppermint oil during a massage to cool aching feet, joints, and muscles.

💧Brain Fog: Peppermint oil can improve blood circulation, leaving you with an awake, energized feeling.

💧Go Eight-Leg Free: When you diffuse peppermint in a room, spiders will run. They hate it! It’s safe for pets, babies, and even the spiders themselves!

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