The Health Wonders of Peppermint Essential Oils
Did you mom or grandma always gave you peppermint when you had an upset stomach? well that was the go to remedy for my grandma and we had the tea leaves that we would pick fresh and just boil. For my grandma, some peppermint tea was the remedy to fix all.
In my last blog, I talked about toxins and how they are everywhere you turn and I provided some ways in which you can reduce the impact or eliminate them as much as possible from your life so that they don't wreak havoc on your health. One of the ways I described is to incorporate essential oils into your daily routine by using them to replace most conventional products. Today, I am featuring one of my favorite oils so you can learn about its powerful benefits.
Peppermint essential oil is anti-inflammatory and helps with a multitude of symptoms such as alleviating occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function when taken internally. Here are some of the top benefits and uses.
If you are currently not an essential oil user, be very mindful when purchasing essential oils, many of them in your local stores may be adulterated (fillers) and therefore, you will not experience the full health benefit. Find out how you can get access to high quality essential oils.
Top Benefits & Uses of Peppermint Essential Oils
Allergies & Cough - opens airways especially when combined with lavender and lemon; apply behind the ears.
Headaches or Migraines - massage one to two drops into temples or areas of discomfort to alleviate the pain
Oral hygiene - add one to two drops to toothpaste or mouthwash and also use as a breath freshener
Breathing troubles - apply one to two drops directly to the chest or add 1-2 drops in palms, rub and inhale from cupped hands
Hot flashes - apply one to two drops to back of neck and wrist to focus and ground your body during periods of hot flashes
Fevers - apply one to two drops to the bottom of the feet or down the spine every 15-30 minutes to bring down the fevers. Can also be used with over the counter meds
Gas and bloating - apply one to two drops in a circle around the belly button or directly to the abdomen
Always dilute with a carrier oil (fractionated coconut oils, extra virgin olive oil, jojoba oil,avocado oil, grape seed oil, etc.) to minimize any skin sensitivity.
In Good Health,