Since having doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil in my toolbox of essential oils, I have truly come to appreciate the wonderful properties and uses of this beautiful oil.
The peppermint plant is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint. Peppermint is renown for having many medicinal properties, including helping to alleviate occasional stomach upsets and promoting a healthy respiratory function.
Peppermint is also used in many of our daily household products, such as toothpaste, mouthwash and chewing gum, as it is assists in oral hygiene.
Personally, I have not always been a huge fan of the scent or taste of peppermint (even in my chocolate!), preferring the citrus scents and flavours of wild orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime.
However, doTERRA’s Peppermint Essential Oil is now used almost daily in my home, and here are some of the many ways I like to use it to support my health and the health and wellbeing of my gorgeous family:
Invigorating Morning Wake Up
Do you sometimes wake up feeling, well, ‘blah’, for use of a better word? Or, do you want the kick of a coffee without actually having to drink coffee?
Place a couple of drops of peppermint essential oil in your hands, rub palms together, cup over your nose and breathe deeply.
Or, put a drop of peppermint oil onto your thumb and then place it on the roof of your mouth. Take a few deep breaths and you will definitely feel awake, energised, and ready to take on your day!
Also, this is a perfect use just before a workout to increase alertness, invigorate the lungs and awaken your senses!
And, diffused with lemon, wild orange and/or frankincense, an uplifting environment is created, which will definitely leave you feeling revitalised.
A Natural Antihistamine
A blend of peppermint, lavender and lemon is a natural alternative to try to deal with hay fever, either diffusing the blend or taking it in a veggie capsule (also available from doTERRA®), as this blend assists with clearer breathing and supporting healthy respiratory function.
Instant Cool Down
On a hot day, a spray bottle of peppermint oil and water is the perfect combination to cool you down and invigorate you.
Also a spritz of peppermint oil and water is amazing before a workout to energise you, or during a workout to cool you down and keep you going!
Ease a Headache
Apply to temples for soothing comfort. Also, applying to the back of the neck will help ease stress and tension.
For a gorgeous blend to relieve headaches, combine with eucalyptus and frankincense essential oils, and apply to the neck, temples and forehead.
A couple of drops in water each morning and/or before each meal is reported to support digestion.
Or, do what I love to do, and add it to my smoothie to not only invigorate me but also support my digestion.
For new mums that are breastfeeding, please be mindful of topical or internal use of peppermint essential oil. Though everyone reacts differently, peppermint oil has been reported to affect milk supply for some women by decreasing or stopping milk production. It is recommended that peppermint essential oil be avoided if you have any sensitivity at all, and only diffused if you would still like to continue with some of the benefits of this beautiful oil.
Emotionally, peppermint is the oil of a buoyant heart. It invigorates the mind and body, and reminds us that life can be happy and there is nothing to fear.
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Disclaimer: All information provided are recommendations & advice only. All individuals should discuss the suitability of their health and exercise requirements with their doctor, exercise professional, physiotherapist, midwife or health professional.
For further advice about your individual health, wellness and fitness needs, speak to a health professional, women’s health physiotherapist and/or pregnancy and post-natal exercise professional.