Used as a popular ingredient to flavor food and candy all over the world, Peppermint essential oil is also a favorite among many for its ability to soothe digestive discomfort, freshen breath, ease headaches, calm nausea, and much more.peppermint
Peppermint’s invigorating and energizing aroma can be used to replace morning coffee as a way to wake up, or as an extra boost to waning energy throughout the day.
In one study, the aroma of Peppermint was found to enhance memory, increase alertness, and impact human behavior. Read the complete study here.
Peppermint essential oil has an endless list of possible uses, below are just a few of my favorite!
- Calm a Tempest. Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion. A must-have when traveling!
- Restore Vitality in the Mouth. When your breath is sharp and your mouth feels furry, peppermint oil with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling.
- It’s About Air Flow. When sinuses seem to be clogged, and throats swollen and scratchy, diffuse peppermint oil (or apply topically on the chest) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.
- Cool the Joints. When the ravages of time wreak havoc on your joints, leaving that hot and achy feeling, peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry
Through a unique and exclusive process, dōTERRA has captured the therapeutic benefits of Peppermint essential oil in the convenience of a soft vegetarian beadlet. Each tiny beadlet delivers a refreshing burst of Peppermint as it dissolved in your mouth, while invigorating your senses as you breathe in the cooling aroma of pure Peppermint essential oil. More than a breath mint, dōTERRA’s Peppermint Beadlets can be used for oral care, respiratory health, digestive comfort, and all other situation in which Peppermint essential oil is used internally.
- Dissolve one beadlet in mouth to freshen breath.
- Take after meals to promote oral health and digestion
- Have a bottle on hand when traveling to ease stomach upset, nausea, and motion sickness
Cooking & Food
- Add Zip to All Things Chocolate. Enhance your chocolate in a gazillion ways: gourmet hot chocolate, mint brownie frosting, peppermint bark, peppermint patties, peppermint brownies, peppermint chocolate Bundt cake, red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese, yum!
- Brisk, Delightful Confections. Peppermint chiffon cake, homemade candy canes, butter mints, peppermint ice cream, peppermint glaze over pastries and cookies, homemade peppermint patties.
- Unforgettable Beverages. Peppermint water on ice, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint hot chocolate, that’s right … it’s all delish.
Mind & Body
- Wake Up Your Mind. Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain. The limbic function helps control things like emotions and long-term memory and is related to olfactory structures in your nose.
- An Itch Fix. If you have the after effects of a sunburn where skin is a little warm and itchy, apply a drop of peppermint oil (mixed with lavender) to cool, soothe and stop itching.
- Theme Park Relief. If you’ve got that “I my gosh, I can’t believe I just went on a spinning ride” feeling, four or five drops of peppermint rubbed on the stomach can calm smooth stomach muscles and help dispel discomfort.
Click here to read about how to use Peppermint Essential Oil with pesky bugs this summer!
Tips for Pest Control with Peppermint!
- Bring a spray bottle with Peppermint Essential Oil to a picnic or other outdoor events to help keep ants away from your food
- A great way to help deter pests is to diffuse essential oils! Just diffuse the essential oils that naturally deters your pest to see if it helps
- Rub Peppermint Essential Oils around your door and window seals for extra protection
A little goes a long way! Essential oils are powerful, so apply to plants sparingly. Several applications, every few days, may be necessary!