The Versatile Power of Peppermint

The Versatile Power of Peppermint

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Peppermint essential oil has been known to be one of the most versatile oils in the world. Abundant in its uses and properties, there are many reasons why it is beneficial, promoting the wellness of body, mind, and overall health. It has been traced back to Chinese and Japanese medicine practices and even popular in Ancient Egyptian times. It has been used for culinary purposes and as herbal medicine since 1500 BC. The most active elements of Peppermint essential oil are Menthol and Menthone, which are known to support cartilage and joint function, invigorate and energize your body, and prevent the growth of harmful environmental threats. They also can relieve head and neck tension, muscle aches and body discomfort.

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Aromatic description: Intensely minty, fresh, herbaceous

The Versatile Power of Peppermint

Atanaska Adams about Peppermint

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Key Benefits of Peppermint essential oil:

 

  • It can eliminate environmental threats, support functions of the musculo-skeletal system, relieve occasional constipation and nausea, alleviate gas or bloating, disinfect and soothe skin, support the respiratory system, and help restore alertness. 
  • When used cosmetically/ topically, it acts as an astringent that closes pores and tightens the skin. Its cooling and warming sensations make it an effective natural anesthetic that gently soothes the skin and calms redness.
  • When diffused, it clears the nasal passageway to promote the relief of congestion and to encourage easy breathing. It is believed to stimulate circulation, reduce feelings of nervous tension, soothe feelings of irritability, boost energy, support hormone balance gently and naturally, and enhance mental focus. 

Directions for use of Peppermint

Peppermint Diffusion:
Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice. Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to the desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to lessen  any skin sensitivity. 

Because of its ability to eliminate environmental threats, Peppermint essential oil can also be used as a cleaning agent to sanitize and deodorize the environment, leaving behind a fresh, cheerful scent. Not only will it sanitize, but it will also function as an effective natural insect repellent. The scent of this soothing oil is believed to help relieve head tension, and its stomachic properties are known to help subdue the appetite and promote the feeling of being full. When diluted and inhaled, or rubbed in a small amount behind the ear, it can reduce the feeling of nausea.

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Key Benefits of Peppermint essential oil:

  • It can eliminate environmental threats, support functions of the musculo-skeletal system, relieve occasional constipation and nausea, alleviate gas or bloating, disinfect and soothe skin, support the respiratory system, and help restore alertness. 
  • When used cosmetically/ topically, it acts as an astringent that closes pores and tightens the skin. Its cooling and warming sensations make it an effective natural anesthetic that gently soothes the skin and calms redness.
  • When diffused, it clears the nasal passageway to promote the relief of congestion and to encourage easy breathing. It is believed to stimulate circulation, reduce feelings of nervous tension, soothe feelings of irritability, boost energy, support hormone balance gently and naturally, and enhance mental focus. 

Other uses of Peppermint Oil:

  • Place a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse
  • Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset
  • Add two to three drops to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
  • Place one drop in the palm of your hand with one drop of Wild Orange, and one drop of Frankincense, and inhale for a midday energizer

My personal favorite way to use it is applying a drop of it and a drop of wild orange essential oils to my palms, then rubbing my hands together, inhaling the aroma and then applying the residue to the back of my neck, scalp and shoulders. I also love putting a drop in my smoothie or in water together with lemon or wild orange.

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Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils. It’s high methanol content makes Peppermint set apart from others when it comes to quality.

Some other great peppermint essential oil products are Peppermint touch (rollon), great for topical use for children and adults, Peppermint beadlets, a wonderful mouth-refreshing and stomach-soothing alternative and Peppermint softgels, great for supporting the lower digestive tract. The button/link below gives you a list of these products with the opportunity to purchase at a discount and to start enjoying these products. I also suggest adding the Healthy Start kit to your initial purchase which waives you the $35 fee. With this initial order and any other future orders you will get a substantial discount for these products which I and many others around the world believe are the highest quality and most effective.

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