I am a big fan of peppermint. I like growing it, I like putting it in mojitos, I like making tea from it. I also like peppermint essential oil. I’ve found it to be very useful for helping with any kind of tummy troubles. I find if I smell peppermint essential oil it really takes down my feelings of nausea. I found this article over on Fulfilled Wellness that talks all about peppermint and ways it can be used.
15 Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is a popular essential oil on the market today and has a minty, fresh and sweet aroma and produces a tingly, cool feeling to the touch. It is used in many products such as toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, candy, soap and cosmetics. The peppermint plant is a hybrid between the spearmint and water mint plants.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the best essential oils to own. It can invigorates the mind and spirit as well as provides a sense of peace and helps to clear the mind. Here is a list of many ways you can use peppermint essential oil:
- Uplifts and refreshes
- Helps with digestion
- Use on achy muscles
- Use in massage
- Helps to soothe, awaken and perk up
- Relieves headache and migraines
- Use to help open nasal passages
- Use as a natural mouthwash
- Provides a cool sensation that soothes sunburn
- Use in lotion to address dry, rough heels
- Make an invigorating salt or sugar scrub
- Use with Epsom salt to make a foot soak
- Sniff from the bottle or diffuse for a queasy stomache
- Use in the car to help with motion sickness
- Use to promote self confidence
What do I need to consider when using Peppermint essential oil?
Some companies produce Peppermint hydrosols, which are great for children, pets and adults. This product can be used as a refreshing body spray on hot days or during hormonal fluctuations. Or use as a foot spray to refresh and soothe after a long day. It is also soothing to skin that has been over exposed to the sun. Also, using this instead of distilled water in DIY recipe is a great way to use the benefits of a peppermint hydrosol.
Avoid peppermint essential oil if you have cardiac fibrillation or G6PD deficiency. Use caution if you use internally, especially if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or cholestasis. Some essential oil brands say to avoid if you have epilepsy or are taking homeopathic remedies.
Do not apply peppermint essential oil on or near the face of an infant or child. Some brands list that peppermint essential oil is not intended for use on infants or children.
Peppermint essential oil can cause possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply near eyes or on or around mucous membranes.
Do you like the smell of mint? What ways do you use peppermint essential oil? Leave us a comment to tell us.