If someone asked my what my favorite Young Living Essential Oil was, I honestly don’t think I could pick just 1. I can say that Peppermint Essential Oil would be in my top 10. It can be used in so many different ways from flavoring things to wellness!
Uses of Peppermint Oil
What is Peppermint used for you may be asking? Let’s see what Young Living has to say about it:
- Help support normal digestion. If I ate something that didn’t quite agree with me, I pull out peppermint oil. Usage: Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea or warm water.
- Soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel. If you are like my family & suffer from stomach discomfort while driving, you don’t want to leave home without this!! I always carry this with me in my pocketbook- just in case! Usage: Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale.
- Help relieve head pressure. This cooling sensation really helps with discomfort. Especially useful if I’m driving a car full of teenagers! Usage: carefully rub one drop of Young Living peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over sinuses and on the back of the neck (dilute with carrier oil to desired potency). Be careful to avoid skin too close to the eyes.
- To help improve concentration and alertness. If my son has been studying hard for a test or really concentrating on something, he takes a drop or 2 of peppermint oil to help “revitalize” him. Usage: Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose (Dilute drop under nose with a carrier oil.)
- Help kick up energy level up a notch I use take a sniff of Peppermint or put it in my water bottle before I hit the gym. Usage: Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to water.
- Jump start your morning routine. If I need an “extra” boost in the morning I will take a sniff of Peppermint. It really kicks me into gear. Usage: Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue.
- Curb the desire to snack. To help with me stick with my 2015 goals I will diffuse Peppermint Oil in the afternoon when I am feeling like a sugary snack. Usage: Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning.
- Soothe minor stomach discomfort. To help with that occasional stomach discomfort. Usage: Inhale peppermint essential oil or rub a drop on to your abdomen
Much research has been done on the beneficial uses of Peppermint Oil. Dr. Jean Valnet studied the supportive effects on liver and respiratory systems. Dr. William Dember from The University of Cincinnati studied mental concentration and sharpness using Peppermint. Dr. Alan Hirsch studied the effect of Peppermint to satisfy hunger sensations. A recent study found in The Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition showed that Peppermint may have a positive effect on exercise performance. To read about these studies click here.
A Bit About Peppermint- Just Because….
First described in England in 1696, peppermint and its oil have been used in Eastern and Western traditional medicine for its aroma, and infections and a wide variety of ailments. Today, the oil is used widely as a flavoring in various products such as chewing gum, mouthwash, pharmaceuticals, and toothpaste. It also is used as an ingredient in cough and cold preparations. As a menthol component, it is also found in numerous antipruritic, antiseptic, and local anesthetic preparations. To learn more about Peppermint click here
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