Peppermint is one of the most useful essential oils you can have in your home. With so many facets and uses, it is no surprise that it continues to be one of doTERRA’s best-selling and highly-favored essential oils. From alleviating occasional upset stomach to promoting healthy respiratory function, peppermint is going to do you a world of favors!
20 Very Useful Ways to Use Peppermint Oil
1. Head Tension
Apply 1-2 drops of peppermint oil over your temples, neck, and sinuses to help ease the tightness and discomfort
2. Seasonal Relief
Peppermint and lemon essential oil can help open up your airways during a time of seasonal threats. Add a few drops of both oils to a diffuser and breathe deeply to help relieve seasonal discomforts naturally. Or add 1 drops of each to a glass of water and drink.
3. Boost Productivity
Need an energy boost to help you get stuff done at work or around the house? Just add some peppermint essential oil to your favorite diffuser or place 1 drop in a glass of water.
4. Quick Pick-Me-Up
Peppermint can improve blood circulation and mental awareness, leaving you feeling more energized and alert. You can even inhale it right out of the bottle or place a drop in the palm of your hand and breathe in!
5. Driving Alert!
It’s important to stay alert while you’re driving, especially on long drives when it’s easy to zone out. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a cotton ball and clip it to your air vents or just take the cap off the bottle and let it the aroma come slowly out. The energizing scent will keep you alert and freshen the air in your car too!
6. Toothache Discomfort
Peppermint oil contains menthol, which is well known for its ability to dull discomfort and relax muscles. Apply a few drops around your jawline after dental work, or to help relieve tooth discomfort.
7. Control Trash Odor
Put a few drops of peppermint oil in the bottom of your garbage can. The minty fresh scent will control odors in your trash, while also helping to deter pests like ants and mice!
8. Ease Digestive Discomfort
Massage peppermint oil over the lower abdomen to relieve troubles bowels and help get things moving again. Apply with a few drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
9. Cool the Body
When someone has high body temperature, grab your bottle of peppermint oil for a quick cooling sensation. Rub several drops on the soles of the feet and along the back of the spine. Place is a damp cloth and cover forehead.
10. Deter Spiders
You don’t need chemicals to keep spiders at bay if you have peppermint oil on hand! Spiders hate peppermint oil, and and will avoid areas where you apply it.
11. Appetite Control
Peppermint oil can help you naturally curb cravings and feel more full. Drink 1 drop in a glass of water or take a peppermint beadlet. You'll feel the difference immediately.
12. Motion Uneasiness
Peppermint oil is great for settling feelings of uneasiness. After a roller coaster ride, bumpy plane landing, or other similar event, rub a few drops of peppermint on your stomach to ease discomfort or just open the bottle and breath it in.
13. Tummy Troubles
Rub a few drops of peppermint oil on your stomach for quick digestive support. Makes it a great traveling companion!
14. Cool Tired Feet
Spending the day on your feet can leave them feeling hot and tired, but peppermint oil can help! Add a few drops to a foot bath or bucket of cold water, then soak your feet for cooling relief.
15. Stimulate Your Scalp
The energizing effect of peppermint can help stimulate and cleanse your scalp. Even promote hair growth. Add a few drops of peppermint to your shampoo and conditioner when you wash your hair or massage into scalp after you dry off.
16. Open Up Airways
Inhale peppermint oil anytime you feel short of breath or need respiratory support.
17. Clean Naturally
Peppermint oil has properties that make it excellent for cleaning. Add it to your favorite cleaning products, or use it alone to clean countertops and bathroom surfaces!
18. Workout Recovery
Muscles tired after a strenuous workout? Add 5 drops of peppermint oil to a teaspoon of your Fractionated Coconut Oil and use it as a massage oil to areas of your body needing TLC.
19. Joint & Bone Support
Thanks to its menthol content, peppermint essential oil can be just as helpful for joint and bone discomfort as any of those store-bought creams! Apply it to areas affected with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Try doTERRA Deep Blue Rub, designed just for this occasion. (Contains peppermint oil and others)
20. Ticky Ticks
Use peppermint oil on a cotton swab, or place one drop directly on them, to suffocate the pesky critters. They will remove their heads to come up for air, then you’ll be able to pick them off with a pair of tweezers.
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