Let’s talk about peppermint! Most everyone is familiar with the wonderful smell of peppermint, and we promise it’s about way more than candy canes and mints. Our Young Living peppermint comes to you from the beautiful state of Utah. It’s a stimulating and familiar scent that fills you with warm emotions and happy memories.
We are not morning people at all, and often need a little extra encouragement in the morning. We often start our day by adding a couple of drops of peppermint combined with a couple of drops of eucalyptus, and putting them on a washcloth in the bottom of the shower. The peppermint helps wake you up, and the eucalyptus is great for clearing the morning sniffles that many people wake up with. It is like suddenly being transported to a day spa, and it’s the perfect way to wake up in the morning. If the entire family has a hard time waking up, you can diffuse peppermint throughout your home. Put a small amount in a kitchen diffuser to get the kids going before school in the morning, or to help everyone wake up if you have an early morning trip on the agenda. A more extreme trick if you’re really not a morning person, is to add a drop to your shampoo. That’s sure to get you moving in the morning, plus it gives your scalp a nice little tingle.
One of our favorite uses for peppermint is for nausea and other stomach concerns. Adding a couple of drops of peppermint to a diffuser piece of jewelry will help those of you that suffer from car sickness or morning sickness. It’s a nice natural remedy for travel. If someone in your home is nauseous diffuse a little in the room that they are in. This may help them overcome those unpleasant feelings. Peppermint is also an oil that you can apply topically, however it is considered a hot oil. You do not want to apply it directly to your skin, and always want to use a carrier oil. We recommend 4 drops carrier oil to one drop of peppermint. Once you’ve blended your peppermint and carrier oil you are ready to apply topically. Rub the blend directly on your stomach, and it can help with nausea, menstrual cramps, abdominal pains, and symptoms associated with IBS and other intestinal disorders.
Are you or your kids athletic? Do you recognize the smell of a used gym back, dirty locker, or athletic clothes? Peppermint can be used to help with that. Add a few drops of peppermint to your water bottle and spray in that gym bag, locker, or clothes basked. It will help to kill those smells that horrify you. Peppermint oil has a wide range of uses from cleaning out musky orders, to refreshing your carpet.
We promise this is one oil that you always want to have on hand. To convince you we are including a couple of our favorite peppermint “recipes” below.
Let us know what you think, and until next time enjoy!