Peppermint is another powerful oil in a simple package. It’s extremely versatile — one of those oils you should always have on hand.
Here are my personal favorite uses for peppermint:
Rub a drop of peppermint across the forehead, temples and the back of the neck anytime you need to improve concentration or focus. I do this whenever I’m feeling sluggish or foggy-brained.
2. Muscle Rub
Peppermint is my go-to for muscles that need a break! It’s actually considered a “driver” — layer it on top of other oils for muscles (like PanAway or wintergreen) to “drive” them in and increase their effectiveness. Dilute 50/50 with aloe or carrier oil and massage into muscles for relief.
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3. Digestive System Support
Need a little support for your digestive system? Peppermint to the rescue! Rub a few drops into the stomach and abdomen to soothe the digestive system (dilute if needed).
Yep, that’s right — cooking! A few drops of peppermint in your brownie recipe and YUM — everyone will be pleased. I also make a yummy stomach-soothing peppermint tea like this: add a drop of peppermint oil into some honey, add warm water and enjoy!
5. Fresh Breath
For fresh breath and a clean-feeling mouth, put one drop of peppermint oil on the tongue. (Hint: this is handy for keeping in your purse instead of breath mints — plus no artificial sweeteners or additives!)
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