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5 uses of Pepermint

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Peppermint essential oil is a must have for your medicine cabinet. It is versatile and can help to treat a variety of symptoms and is packed full of healthy benefits.

If you look in your medicine cabinet right now, you can probably see a variety of products that contain peppermint. The difference between your drug store products and essential oil is that the drug store products contain chemicals and fillers where peppermint oil does not. Peppermint oil is all natural and will work with your body to make you feel good. Below we will explore the five most common uses of peppermint oil.

Stomach pain, including: indigestion, nausea, and gas. Peppermint oil contains a natural, organic compound called menthol. The menthol in peppermint is what will help alleviate your stomach discomfort. To apply the oil, place 3-4 drops on your abdomen and rub until the oil is absorbed into your skin. You can also place a few drops on your wrists and inhale deeply.

 Another remedy for stomach pain is a peppermint tea. Boil a cup of water and then add a drop of peppermint oil (add more if you want it stronger). The oil in your tea will separate from the water naturally but the flavor will be dispersed.

Expectorant for coughs, colds, asthma, or bronchitis. The menthol contained in the peppermint helps to relieve these respiratory symptoms. To help feel relief, massage a couple drops of oil straight onto your chest. You can also create a peppermint steam by placing a couple drops of oil in a pot of boiling water, place your face close to the water and cover your head with a towel. Breathe in the moisture for thirty seconds and repeat if desired.

Improves concentration, perks you up. Peppermint oil helps if you are looking to replace caffeine. During the day if you are unable to concentrate or you are feeling tired; rub some peppermint oil on your neck and shoulders, or directly under your nose. You will get a burst of energy to help you through the day.

Headache and stress relief.Massage a drop of peppermint oil onto your neck and temples. This will help alleviate your headache, or help you calm down when feeling stressed. You can also add a couple of drops to a hot bath and breathe in deeply as you soak in the water.

Tooth and muscle pain.If you have a painful toothache or have a baby that is teething, applying peppermint oil can relieve some, if not all of that pain. Place a drop of oil directly on the pain or rub over the gums of your baby’s mouth. Repeat as many times as necessary. Peppermint oil is an anti-inflammatory, meaning that if your muscles are sore or inflamed, the oil will ease, relax, and make them feel better. If you are sore from exercise or from working in the yard, peppermint oil can help to cool some off that soreness.


As you can see, you can use this one oil to replace not just one item in your medicine cabinet but several products that you regularly buy chemical jammed, over the counter.




I have been using lavender oil for several years to relax and rest at night. I put it on my pulse points and on my neck just before bedtime. However, this is the first time I have used this brand. I love it and find, as others have, that it is superior to other brands.

J. Eshleman
Nov 29, 2015