Peppermint essential oil is one of the most versatile oils that can be used for a multitude of therapeutic benefits.
For example, did you know that peppermint promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing?
When diluted and applied to the skin peppermint oil can help naturally repel insects.
Peppermint oil can be added to a cup of tea or water or even to baked goods or other recipes for a minty flavour. A drop of peppermint oil can also be added to toothpaste for a fresh minty breath.
Peppermint oil can be used as a cooling effect on sore, achy muscles. It also has analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties and can help provide pain relief and relaxation when combined with a carrier oil for massage.
Peppermint Oil is also a great reliever of tension headaches.
If you are feeling a little fatigued in the middle of the day a drop of Peppermint oil in the palm of your hand, rubbed together and inhaled can quickly wake you up and get you energised for the rest of the day. However, special precaution does need to be taken with undiluted peppermint oil on infants or young children to avoid inhalation as this may negatively affect their delicate breathing system.
Which ever way you like to use your Peppermint Oil, when used correctly, Peppermint Oil along with other essential oils can literally be an essential part of your routine.
Try our Essential Beginnings just breathe roller blend or shower steamers for a Peppermint mood booster or pick-me-up.