Peppermint 101

Like Lavender, this was one of the first oils I purchased. After trying an elimination diet and medicine, I was still getting headaches 1-3 times a week. A friend recommended peppermint oil, and – despite my hesitation towards the “oil craze” – I literally left the coffee shop where we were meeting and drove down to the local vitamin shop to purchase a bottle of peppermint. Sweet relief.

Once I learned that not all oils are created equally and purchased the highest grade peppermint, I found even more headache relief. Here are some more uses for peppermint essential oil.

  • Headaches. Depending the intensity of your headache and your personal tolerance, you can either mix 1-2 drops with Coconut Oil or apply directly to the skin. I personally applied the peppermint directly to the skin. Apply to temples, back of neck, and under your nose.
  • Nausea. I also used peppermint a LOT when I was pregnant. You can inhale the oil or apply it to your abdomen.
  • Focus. You’ve heard to suck on a peppermint during a test? Well, that’s because peppermint aids in concentration.
  • Energy Boost. Apply 1-2 drops to your wrist and/or inhale. Instant coffee without the caffeine dependency.
  • Heartburn. I so wish I knew this during pregnancy. Add 1-2 drops to your water and drink after a big meal – or every night of the third trimester.

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Oils mentioned in this post: Peppermint.


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