Here are some more uses for Peppermint essential oil that are easy, cheap to make, and beneficial to your family and your home. You may have landed on this page after reading my introduction to peppermint essential oils.
Why should I include peppermint oil into my daily habits?
Peppermint essential oil is one the basic essential oils that should become a part of your daily routine because of its many beneficial uses. The following ideas are easy to implement and, as a wellness advocate for doTerra, I hope to make your life healthier and your home less toxic by passing on some information that is easy to implement. Habits form gradually with consistency!
New Habits using Peppermint Essential Oil
Cooking– see my post Delicious Chocolate Protein Brownies with Black Beans
This recipe is protein based and has alternatives you can use to experiment with. It is quick to make, and easy to throw together when unexpected company rocks up.
A drop in an old recipe will work wonders. Revamping!
Aches and Pains– the active ingredient in peppermint is menthol which is cooling and relieve aches and pains. It is an active ingredient in many chemist lotions for muscular and joint pain.
As mentioned in an earlier post, my partner and I have discarded all lotions and replaced it with Ice Blue, which has peppermint oil in it. We absolutely love Ice Blue because it gives us immediate relief ( minutes ) and the pain does not return after a few hours, as it stays effective for a long time.
If you want to use peppermint oil for aches and strains, dilute one drop in a carrier oil, like fractionated coconut oil, and rub it in. Or make a lotion with a preferred lotion or solid coconut oil, which can be found in any supermarket and very cheap.
Hair– one drop in your shampoo makes your hair smell nice, helps rid dandruff and itchy skin and promotes healthy growth.
Soothing qualities– it soothes painful pimples, sunburnt skin and rashes. Once again, dilute it before you use it.
Headaches-rub diluted peppermint oil onto your temples and keep it away from the eyes. I used to have severe headaches and found this worked well. You can also put a drop on your thumb and push your thumb up against your palate. This will also freshen your breath.
Note: I have seen the peppermint rollers on sale but it is just not worth it. You can make countless bottles for yourself from one bottle of pure peppermint essential oil, and still have oil left over for other things at home.
Coughs, congestion and sinus problems: put some peppermint oil drops in a diffuser to ease the problems.
Another idea you may like to try for sinus problems, congestion and a stuffy nose is to make your own chest rub by buying a tub of lotion or gel that you like, such as Petroleum Gel, and using a combination of eucalyptus and peppermint oil drops. I do this when I have a stuffy nose and I swipe some under my nose and on my chest, and it enables me to sleep through the night.
A sinus clearer is:
3 drops peppermint
3 drops lemon
3 drops eucalyptus in the diffuser.
For the common cold, diffuse the following:
5 drops rosemary
4 drops eucalyptus
4 drops peppermint
3 drops cypress
2 drops lemon
For children, you can try some on the chest and some on the soles of their feet, preferable, especially if they are very young.
If you are wanting to mix it with other oils to get the ultimate benefits for these problems, then you might be interested in these products Breathe blend, Breathe Respiratory Drop and Breathe Vapour Stick.
Focus and Energy– as mentioned in an earlier post, peppermint oil is great when you are listless, tired, have brain fog and are unwell to focus.
Simple ways to use it:
-diffuse it in your diffuser at home
-use it in your car diffuser and be alert by the time you get to work. You can also mix other oils that benefit you, mixed with peppermint oil I mix it with lemon essential oil as it is uplifting. You will be amazed how quickly it works.
Insect and bug repellant-when we moved into our current home, we had all sorts of creepy crawlies as our tenant was not very clean and left a lot of cat food lying around too.
I tipped sachets of peppermint tea around the cupboards before I bought the oil and, later. wiped peppermint oil onto surfaces (especially the pantry and under the fridge where they like to hide). This was very successful. Mice also hate peppermint!
Bad breath-as mentioned in passing earlier, just dab a drop onto your thumb and press onto your palate. DoTerra also has a terrific Natural Whitening Toothpaste and 10 toothpaste sachets, if you are interested in having a look.
Nausea-mum used to make peppermint tea for me and I still do this when I am feeling queasy. However, gently inhaling peppermint oil or diffusing it works wonders.
Home cleaning-as peppermint tea has an invigorating effect, I use it in an oil (I use olive oil!) to polish my furniture. Sometimes, I mix it with other essential oils to increase this invigorating effect e.g. lemon or lime essential oil.
3 drops tea tree
2 drops lavender
2 drops peppermint in a diffuser
If you are cleaning the fridge, you can mix 2-3 drops in a cup of baking soda to get a clean smell and disinfect the fridge. I use this on surfaces, as well.I hope to make your life healthier and your home less toxic by passing on some information that is easy to implement. Habits form gradually with consistency!Click To Tweet
I hope you find this post useful and can find the time to incorporate some of these ideas into your daily routine.
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