Peppermint

peppermint-lifestyle-2-200x300Peppermint (Mentha piperita) has a wonderful, clean, fresh, minty aroma. It is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded herbs. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied peppermint’s value to add to comfort and satiety after meals. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati studied peppermint’s effects on concentration and mental activity.

Product Tips:

  •  Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea that may help aid normal digestion.
  • Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale, which may help minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
  • Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck. Doing this may relieve head pressure.
  • Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose that may help clear your nose, improve concentration and alertness.
  • Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
  • Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
  • Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning that may help curb the desire to snack.

 

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According to a recent study in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, peppermint oil may have a positive effect on exercise performance.

peppermint_feat_image_1200x627Peppermint may also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water. We suggest diluting this essential oil with Young Living’s V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex before topical application.

Peppermint Tips from Young Living Facebook Fans:
“I keep a small spray bottle on my desk at work with peppermint oil and water. When I’m feeling foggy or tired, I spritz a little around my head and in the air over my desk. It’s a good perk up and better than soda or candy!” – Teresa T., Distributor
“Put a drop on your tongue for fresh breath.” – Lou B., Star
“I found out by accident that it is great to remove spruce gum from hair and clothing. The spruce gum just brushes right out.” – Julie L., Distributor
“I love peppermint oil and so do my cats. I put one drop on a cat toy, and one of the cats starts licking it right away.” – Jeannette S., Star
I personally love using peppermint oil as a boost to my focus and attention. I just drop one to two drops on my tongue and it wakes me right up, additionally, it unblocks my nose if I feel stuffy, and gives me a good breath.  Also, I personally rub some Peppermint Oil, in addition with Lavender oil,  on my lower back when it feels sore, and I personally find it brings relief.  Try it for yourself, it truly is an amazing oil.
Do you have any tips to share on how to use Peppermint essential oil? If so, please send me a message.

 * This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.