10 Ways to use Peppermint Essential Oil

10 WAYS TO USE PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

Peppermint

Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the most versatile essential oils in the world. It can be used for medicinal use and can be used topically to ease skin irritation, internally to ease digestion and aromatically to relieve nausea and boost the immune system. Read more to find 10 ways to use Peppermint.

1. Peppermint boosts your respiratory health

The invigorating and antibacterial properties of peppermint essential oil make it ideal in fighting common cold, coughs and sinus problems.

How to use:
Fill up a bowl with hot water, dilute 5 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil and inhale the vapor with slow, deep breaths.

Peppermint Essential Oil acts as an expectorant, helping reduce congestion and breaking up mucus, while unclogging your sinuses and fighting lung infections.

2. Peppermint supports seasonal allergy relief

The cooling and soothing properties of Peppermint Essential Oil help reduce inflammation and improve the health of your sinuses.

How to use:
Mix 3 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil in 5 drops of our Coconut Carrier Essential Oil and massage the blend on your temples, forehead, on the sides of your nose and on the jawline with slow circular motions.

This will help improve blood circulation and relieve your sinuses by slowly breaking up mucus and release your air pathway.

3. Peppermint Eases muscle and joint pains

Using Peppermint Essential Oil after a tense workout can help relax the muscles and joints by stimulating healthy blood circulation and easing muscle tension.

How to use:
Mix 3 drops of our Peppermint with 5 drops of our Jojoba Carrier Oil and massage the blend on the sore spots.     

The anti-inflammatory and cooling properties of Peppermint Essential Oil help soothe the muscles and stimulate muscle cell repair.

4. Peppermint helps promote acne free skin

The toning, calming and antibacterial properties of Peppermint Essential Oil can help control sebum production, prevent pores from clogging and balance acne-prone skin.

How to use:
Dilute 2 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil and 3 drops of organic apple cider vinegar in 5 drops of distilled water and apply the solution on the area of concern with a cotton swab.

This will help disinfect the acne and prevent further skin inflammation.

5. Peppermint naturally cleans your mouth

Peppermint Essential Oil has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties which help in boosting oral health and improve halitosis (bad breath).

How to use:
Make a DIY mouthwash by diluting 6 drops of our Peppermint and Eucalyptus Essential Oil each in 2 cups of distilled water and add a quarter of a tablespoon of sea salt in the solution. Use the solution as a regular mouthwash after brushing your teeth.

6. It’s great for nausea relief

Peppermint Essential Oil can be used in soothing indigestion and nausea due to its natural carminative and soothing properties. Its antispasmodic properties help relieve abdominal tension and ease stomach cramps.

How to use:
Calm your stomach by adding 1-2 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil in a cup of German Chamomile tea.

7. It is a natural stress reliever

Research shows that using Peppermint Essential Oil in your daily routine may boost mental health and improve concentration. The fresh, minty aroma of Peppermint Essential Oil can help quickly uplift and brighten your mood.

How to use:
Diffuse 5 drops of our Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oil each to improve your focus and brighten up your living space.

8. It’s even great for hair 

The anti-inflammatory and cooling properties of Peppermint Essential Oil help stimulate healthy circulation and soothe dry, flaky scalp, improving the health of your hair and scalp.

How to use:
To prevent dandruff, add 15 drops of our Peppermint and Tea Tree Essential Oil each in your regular shampoo. Shake the bottle before each use to help dissolve the oils in the shampoo.

9. It is a natural refreshing mist

The soothing and cooling properties of Peppermint Essential Oil make it an ideal companion in the hot, summer days. The anti-inflammatory properties of this minty oil helps in relaxing the muscles and regulating body temperature.

How to use:
Make a refreshing face and body mist by mixing 20 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil with 50 ml of distilled water in a 1.6-ounce spray bottle. Shake the bottle before each use to help disperse the oil in the water.

10. And last but not least…. it reduces skin inflammation

The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of Peppermint Essential Oil help in cooling down the skin while reducing skin irritation, itching and swelling.

How to use:
Mix 5 drops of our Peppermint Essential Oil in 10 drops of our Grapeseed Carrier Oil and apply the blend on the area of concern.

This will help in reducing inflammation and promote skin regeneration by hydrating and soothing the skin.