Friday, January 2, 2015

31 Essential Oils in 31 Days Series: Day 2 Spotlight Peppermint!

Introducing Our Second Essential Oil Spotlight--Day 2 of 31 Essential Oils In 31 Days: Peppermint! 

Even if you have not used oils before you are sure to have heard of the benefits of peppermint.

One of the oldest flavors of mint, peppermint is actually a hybrid of watermint and spearmint.

Peppermint is the go to oil for my family.  We started using it to overcome my daughter’s issues with car sickness. Just a dab of oil on her wrists and she handled the time in the car much better even on those windy canyon roads. Peppermint can help with occasional stomach discomfort. Apply a small amount of peppermint oil with a carrier oil topically to your abdomen.

STRESS! We have all been there. There are times when we have too much on our plate and not enough hours in a day. (Combine with lavender in a diffuser or warm bath).

The aroma is uplifting and can refresh your mood and even your memory. Its vibrant scent is known for assisting in supporting healthy respiratory function and bringing down temperatures. (Combine a few drops with a carrier oil to make your own chest rub).

What about those occasional muscle discomfort we all experience? Whether it is from an over the top workout, a day skiing the deep powder or even just the day to day strains put on our bodies.  A bit of peppermint essential oil rubbed on an area, can help relax and ease minor discomfort.

There are so many uses for peppermint and this is why it is my go to oil.  It is the one I started using first and the one I will always have around.

To experience the benefits of peppermint oil please email us at with any questions!

A few ways to use the oil (always use a carrier oil for young children and those with sensitive skin when applied topically)

Topically -Massage a few drops on stomach, behind ears, on neck, wrists or feet.

 Aromatherapy - Diffuse 5 drops of oil (mixed with Invigorating Blend) is my favorite

Internally - Add a few drops to tea or water. You can also substitute a much smaller dose of essential peppermint oil for the mint extract in recipes.

** I would suggest using a carrier oil for very small children or those with sensitive skin.

The information on this website is for informational purposes only, and you should never rely solely on the information here, if you have any serious healthcare needs (i.e.: find a trained professional).  You remain responsible for what you do with this information, determining for yourself what is right or wrong for you.

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