Saturday, October 19, 2013

The wonders of Peppermint oil!

Known as a digestive stimulant, decongestant, and muscle relaxant, Peppermint oil is one of the most versatile of essential oils to be incorporated in your daily life. One drop of Young Living's therapeutic grade Peppermint Oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea! This is one of the reasons that makes Peppermint Oil so popular! It is highly concentrated and extremely powerful and effective.

 Studies have shown that inhaling peppermint oil increases mental accuracy. It is a powerful pick-me-up and improves clarity. This is a refreshing oil to diffuse in the morning or place 1 drop in a cup of a hot tea. 

Some of the things that Peppermint is best known for helping are stomach aches, nausea, fever, and headaches. For digestive complaints, we usually drink 1 to 2 drops of Peppermint in a tall glass of water, as well as dilute several drops with some Coconut or Olive oil and rub it gently over our stomach. I find it incredibly calming when I am experiencing something uncomfortable like nausea or digestive pain. It is also known for helping with certain headaches by diluting with Coconut or Olive oil (one drop of Peppermint to 4 drops of carrier oil of choice) and rubbing over your left and right temples, over sinuses (away from the eyes),behind the neck and at the base, and the crown of the head. Sometimes, drinking a drop of this oil in a glass of water also helps ease headache discomforts.

For fever, you can dilute this oil with a carrier oil and rub it on the bottoms of feet and over chest and back. 

It can also be uses to deter rodents, ants, and cockroaches by placing a couple drops of Peppermint on a cotton ball and putting the cotton ball at entry points for these pests. 

For arthritis and tendinitis pain, mix 4 drops of Peppermint in a teaspoon of carrier oil and rub on the joints of discomfort.

Peppermint oil is also helpful for bad breath and dental health. You can create your own mouth wash with distilled or purified water in a 32 oz glass bottle and 15 drops of Peppermint oil. This is something I love doing in my home because I never liked those store bought mouth wash blends. They didn't leave a natural taste in my mouth the way that this homemade mouthwash with Peppermint does.

It also can be uses to relieve sore feet by mixing 5 drops of Peppermint oil in a 1/2 cups of dead sea salts or epsom salts and placing them in a foot-bath. 

 You can use Young Living essential oil as flavoring in baking, cooking, and in drinks. 

Remember, purity is everything. I only recommend that one take Peppermint internally if it is from Young Living. Many essential oils are on the market today are adulterated and cut with solvents and synthetics. Young Living carefully monitors their essential oil process from the moment they plant the seed, to the harvesting, distillery, the lab, and to the moment it is sealed and packaged for shipping. Their integrity in essential oil quality is out-matched in the industry.

For a complete list of Peppermint oil uses, refer to the list of 29 uses below. 

Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil Uses:

  1. Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to help aid normal digestion and to relieve heartburn.
  2. Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
  3. Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure/headache.
  4. Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
  5. Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
  6. Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine. Excellent to do prior to working out!
  7. Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.
  8. Inhale peppermint essential oil or rub a drop on to your abdomen to soothe minor stomach discomfort.
  9. Rub 4-6 drops of Peppermint oil in the palm and rub over the stomach and around the naval to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
  10. Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on an area of injury or chronic inflammation.
  11. Apply Peppermint oil immediately to an injured area (not broken skin) to relieve pain. If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around but not on the open wound.
  12. Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever.
  13. Apply a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.
  14. For poison ivy or poison oak, apply Peppermint oil on location neat or dilute with V-6 vegetable mixing oil.
  15. Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
  16. To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at the base of the neck).
  17. Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhale Peppermint oil while taking a test to improve recall.
  18. Rub 4 drops of Peppermint oil on the chest and stomach to relieve travel sickness.
  19. Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold.
  20. Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavoring (many love to use it in recipes with chocolate).
  21. To deter rodents, ants or cockroaches, place two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests.
  22. Mix a 15 ml. bottle of Peppermint oil into a 5 gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes.
  23. Place a drop of Peppermint oil in a cup of coffee to create your own peppermint mocha.
  24. Add 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 oz. of water and spray plants to kill aphids.
  25. Drink a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day.
  26. Rub Peppermint oil on joints to relieve arthritis or tendonitis pain.
  27. Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue to stop bad breath.
  28. Remove tick by applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to withdraw its head from the skin and remove it.
  29. Mix Peppermint oil in a foot bath to relieve sore feet.

To get started, I recommend the Premium Starter Kit, which includes 10 of Young Living's most popular blends and single oils, a Home Diffuser, essential oil samples for sharing, 2 Ningxia Red packets, AND I will personally send you a FREE Young Living essential oil-infused product, as well information on how to use the oils in the Premium Starter Kit. 
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This information is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any illness or disease.  If you are seeking professional help, please do so under the care of your healthcare provider.

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