Pure peppermint essential oil has a plethora of uses. Aromatically, topically, and internally, it is a holistic remedy for all kinds of health concerns. My family has enjoyed using it on toothaches, adding it to our oils and black soaps to treat itchy skin or dandruff scalps, relieve muscle and foot aches, aiding in breathing betterduring seasonal allergies and sports, and using to calm my allergic reactionsto my dogs I love so much.
Also use to:
- Energy increase from increased oxygen intake
- Alleviate headaches
- Freshen Breath and keep your mouth clean
- Promote hair growth by increasing blood flow to the roots of your hair
- Stops itchiness (instantly!)
- Natural Insect repellent
- Aid in relief of sunburns
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How to use:
Muscles and Joint pain relief: put a few drops directly on sore area 2 or 3 times per day.
Lung and Nose health: add to a diffuser with eucalyptus or rub peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil on your neck and chest to clear mucus and increase oxygen intake.
Headaches: Rub on temples, foreheads and back of head and neck to relieve headache pain.
Irritable Bowels Syndrome relief (IBS): drink 2 drops with 16 ounces of water or rub 2 or 3 drops on abdomen.
Freshen Breath: add a drop under your tongue and swish water around in your mouth before swallowing to freshen breath.
Hair growth and treatment for dandruff: half teaspoon (48 drops) per 4 ounces of shampoo or conditioner or 2-3 drops directly to scalp (carrier oil recommended).
For the Nerds…
Peppermint is a hybrid (a cross) between watermint and spearmint and indigenous to Europe and the Middle East according to Wikipedia.
The essential oil is created usually from distilling the plant and extracting the oil of the plant. In this state it’s highly concentrated and easy to store for later use. An excellent way of preserving a plant. The main ingredient of peppermint oil is menthol, 40.7%.