10 Incredible Ways to Use Peppermint Oil!
Did you know that peppermint oil is one of the world’s most versatile oils?
If you’ve been thinking about introducing essential oils into your everyday life, peppermint oil is a great place to start – with the ability to help with everything from bad breath to pain relief, digestion and mental stimulation.
It’s no secret that we are huge advocates for natural remedies, and we love using peppermint oil both around the home and on the go. Keep reading as we feature 10 of our favourite ways to use peppermint oil for health and wellness below!
Peppermint oil as a mental stimulant
Instead of turning to caffeine or energy drinks, peppermint oil is one of the best natural alternatives for mental stimulation.
With its fresh and invigorating scent, peppermint oil is widely renowned for boosting clarity and focus.
How to use: simply add a few drops of peppermint oil to your diffuser, or mix with a carrier oil and massage into the wrists.
Peppermint oil for pain relief
If you suffer from sore, aching muscles or frequent headaches, peppermint oil can be used as a natural painkiller to help alleviate your symptoms.
How to use: create your own natural muscle rub by mixing ½ cup of coconut oil with 20 drops of peppermint oil, and massage gently into the affected areas.
Peppermint oil for digestion
Peppermint oil is incredibly helpful when it comes to digestive issues like gas, cramps or bloating. The natural cooling sensation of peppermint oil is known to soothe stomach pain and relieve discomfort.
How to use: place a drop of peppermint oil on your wrists and inhale, or mix a few drops with a carrier oil and massage into the abdomen.
Peppermint oil for bad breath
Peppermint oil is naturally antibacterial, making it a great remedy to combat bad breath caused by bacteria buildup.
How to use: put a single drop of peppermint oil on your tongue, or add a drop to your morning glass of water.
Peppermint oil for sunburn relief
The soothing, cooling and antimicrobial properties of peppermint oil make it perfect for relieving symptoms of sunburn. Peppermint oil can help to reduce redness and speed up the healing process naturally.
How to use: mix a few drops of peppermint oil and lavender oil with coconut oil and massage into the affected areas.
Peppermint oil for body scrubs
A peppermint oil scrub is a great way to fight dryness and invigorate tired skin. Creating a simple salt scrub with the addition of peppermint oil can help you exfoliate and stimulate your skin easily at home.
How to use: mix 3 cups of Himalayan salt with 1 cup of coconut oil and a 2-3 drops of peppermint oil. Store in an airtight container and use as a natural exfoliant in the shower.
Peppermint oil for insect repellant
Peppermint oil is actually a natural repellant for some of the most common creepy crawlies around the home – including ants, mice, spiders and mosquitoes.
How to use: simply add a few drops of peppermint oil to a cotton ball, and place in the corner of any rooms with pest issues to keep insects at bay.
Peppermint oil for natural fragrance
Peppermint oil has such a refreshing and invigorating scent, making it an ideal oil to use as a natural, uplifting fragrance.
How to use: Add a few drops of peppermint oil to your aromatherapy jewellery, to experience the benefits of aromatherapy on the go.
Peppermint oil for desserts
For an authentic peppermint taste to take your desserts to the next level, peppermint oil can easily be added to many recipes for a flavour explosion.
How to use: add a small drop of peppermint oil to enhance the flavour of icecreams, brownies, fudge and other desserts (a little goes a long way, so use sparingly!).
Peppermint oil for hair
Peppermint oil has been known to stimulate hair growth, nourish and moisturise hair, and even help to prevent hair loss.
How to use: add a drop of peppermint oil to your everyday shampoo, or create a natural hair mask by mixing 2 drops of peppermint oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
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