Uses for peppermint essential oil is varied and wonderful. This gem of an oil belongs in every home. I recently let a friend borrow my last bottle and am itching to get a new one in my home… I feel a little loss without it. But if you’re new to essential oils, you may not realize just how amazing peppermint essential oil is.
10 Fantastic Uses for Peppermint Essential Oils
1. Support a healthy digestive system
Rub 4 – 6 drops of peppermint essential oil in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the navel to make your tummy happy. I like to add this to a small amount of coconut oil to really massage it into the skin.
2. Cool Down!
Rub several drops of peppermint on the bottoms of the feet or to the wrists to cool off. It’s very refreshing!
3. Motion Sickness
Massage several drops of peppermint on the abdomen (I like to use a carrier oil) or diffuse.
4. Invigorate the mind
Rub a drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid the eyes!), and on the back of the neck. Cup your hands over your nose and breathe deeply.
5. Freshen breath
Another good reason to carry Peppermint essential oil in your purse: One drop of it on your tongue is the perfect substitute for a breath mint.
6. Repel Ants and other Pests
Bugs do not like Peppermint! Put a few drops in problem areas and they will stop coming!
7. Amp up the flavor in recipes!
Peppermint tastes great with chocolate! Or what about making some Peppermint Tea!
8. Happy Tummy!
Rub 4 – 6 drops of peppermint essential oil in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the navel to make your stomach happy. We like to add this to a small amount of coconut oil to really massage it into the skin.
9. Healthy Respiratory System
Place a drop of peppermint on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to support your airways. (Note: I only recommend Young Living, especially when it comes to ingesting certain oils.)
10. Energize Your Morning
Peppermint is a great oil to lift your spirits and provide a dose of energy. Simply diffuse and go, go, go!
There you go! These are just 10 of the MANY uses for peppermint essential oil. Peppermint comes in the Premium Starter Kit (along with 10 other awesome oils) and it a super cost effective way to support a healthy body with essential oils. Learn more about getting started here.