All through history, peppermint essential oil has been used to soothe tummy troubles, cure bad breath and relieve headaches, colic, gas and heartburn. Emotionally, peppermint helps to ease depression, eliminate fatigue and soften anger.
By making a peppermint tea, you can soothe sore throat and alleviate indigestion. Simply add 1 drop of peppermint to a 1/2 cup of hot water, add 1 teaspoon of honey to it, stir and drink. Are you nauseous or experiencing stomach troubles? Add 3-4 drops of Peppermint essential oil to 1 tbsp of carrier oil and rub gently round the tummy.
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Do you have a fever? Just add 1 to 2 drops of peppermint to a bowl of cool water. Get a clean cloth, dip it in and then sponge down (keep away from the eyes). Alternatively, apply a few drops gently to the bottoms of your feet.
Peppermint oil is highly effective for headaches. Combine 1to 2 peppermint essential oil and carrier oil and then applying to your temples (again, avoid the eyes! ) and along the back of your neck. Finally, cup your hands and inhale. This helps to cleanse the sinuses as well.
To keep your energy up, apply a few drops to your shoulders and back of neck throughout the day and inhale to boost your mood and reduce fatigue, especially before and after workouts. Diffuse to enhance focus while studying in your room.
Give yourself a pedicure and add to your beauty routine. If your feet are tired from a long day, this stuff is amazing for the bottoms of your feet.
If you get sunburned, treat it like you will do for the fever. However, if your skin is too sensitive for the cloth, get a small spritzer bottle and then spray the Peppermint water on your skin, avoiding the eyes.
Are your muscles aching from overwork or exercises? Mix 2 drops peppermint in carrier oil. Rub it down on those aching muscles.
Get rid of those mice and ants in your pantry by doing this: put some peppermint in cotton balls and stuff them where the rodents and insects are coming in. A natural spider repellent, peppermint oil diffused into the air will send those spiders running. To kill aphids, mix 4 to 5 drops in a bottle of water and spray on plants.
However, peppermint isnt safe for children under 5 years of age. Also, it should always be diluted.