Peppermint essential oil can relive my stuffy nose in about 15 minutes and that is enough to make it a must have in my household! Peppermint possesses anti-inflammatory effects, can be used for respiratory issues, digestive problems, and can be a successful stimulant. Remember that peppermint oil is a “hot oil” and should always be diluted with carrier oil! Here are some great peppermint essential oil uses:
Have you ever eaten a peppermint to soothe your upset stomach? Peppermint oil is a carminative which aids in relaxing the muscles in your intestinal tract and expelling gas. Massage several drops of oil on your abdomen or inhale scent to relieve stomach pains.
Peppermint oil can be inhaled throughout the day to increase energy or while working to improve focus. Diffuse the oil in a room or inhale scent straight from the bottle.
Peppermint is my go to headache reliever. I inhale the scent and rub the oil on my temples (diluted in coconut oil), over my sinuses, under my nose, and at the base of my neck to get rid of headaches.
During the springtime I diffuse an allergy essential oil recipe that contains peppermint, lemon, and lavender for allergy relief and within 15 minutes my sniffles are gone. Peppermint contains menthol which clears the respiratory tract.
Ants and other little critters don’t like peppermint oil so putting a few drops around your house will keep the ants away. Peppermint oil is also a great component for homemade bug spray; mosquitos are repelled by it!
I put drops of peppermint oil throughout my garden to repel rodents. The smell stings their noses and keeps them away from my vegetables. I will also put a couple drops on a paper towel and hide it in our closets and under our beds to repel rodents in the house.
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