Today, our Contributing Writer Kerri Zaluski talks about the benefits and uses of Peppermint essential oil.
Historically Peppermint is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Peppermint Essential Oil is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Research indicates that the peppermint aroma, inhaled during mental tasks, may help attention, performance, and focus. Peppermint may also be an effective appetite suppressant when inhaled. Researchers have also found that peppermint lessened headache pain .
Pleasantly suitable for an abundance of oral and topical uses and antimicrobial properties, peppermint may be the most versatile essential in the world along with lavender. Literally, there are few body, health, and mind issues that it cannot help.
The health benefits of peppermint oil as well as peppermint oil uses have been documented back to 1,000 BC and have been found in several Egyptian pyramids.
Muscle Pain Relief – It is very effective as a natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles, and relieving tension headaches.
Sinus Problems –Inhaling peppermint oil can immediately unclog your sinuses and offer relief to scratchy throats. Peppermint may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, allergies, asthma, and bronchitis.
Fever Reducer –Because of peppermint oil’s cooling effects, it is an excellent natural treatment to bring down a fever especially in children. Simply mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and rub it on a child’s neck and on the bottom of their feet to help stabilize a fever instead of aspirin or other drugs.
Reduce Nausea –A medical study found that peppermint oil uses reduces nausea. Simply adding a drop of peppermint oil to water, or rubbing 1-2 drops behind your ears, or even diffusing it can help to reduce nausea.
Quick Peppermint Essential Oil Uses:
Reduces stomach aches
Soothes digestive issues
Freshens bad breath
Improves mental focus
Relieves tight muscles
Natural bug repellant
Great for Teething
How to Use
Apply 1 – 2 drops where needed, full strength or diluted in a carrior oil. Remember when using with children you need to dilute the oils depending on their age.
Kerri is also a Young Living Distributor #2871977.