Do you suffer from occasional coffee breath? Peppermint essential oil is a powerful odor eliminator. A hybrid of spearmint and watermint, peppermint oil offers a number of health benefits. For instance, the oil possesses natural digestion supportive properties that help relieve minor upsets, like indigestion and nausea. In fact, the oil is also an effective respiratory fortifier, helping clear the airways. Peppermint, too, can be used for oral hygiene, ridding of bad breath and supporting dental health. This is largely due to its high menthol content. The oil’s strong and versatile properties, along with its natural ability to support clear breathing, make it one powerful agent to have on hand when you’re short of breath.
To support oral health, add 1-2 drops peppermint to a glass of drinking water and take internally. You can also flavor teas, shakes, or baked goods with a single drop of the oil.
For energy or to relieve cravings, inhale peppermint directly. Lastly, you can apply peppermint topically to the stomach or chest to support digestive or respiratory health. Simply dilute 1-2 drops and rub softly over the affected area.
General Methods of Application
Apply diluted for sensitive skin. Aromatically. Topically. Internally.
Those with sensitive skin should dilute the oil with a carrier oil. Avoid touching the eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas with the oil. People who are nursing, pregnant, or are receiving medical attention should consult their physician before use. Additionally, make sure to store the oil away from children.
Blend Recipe: Tired Feet Footbath
- 1 Tbsp Carrier Oil
- 1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil
- 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
For tired and aching feet, treat yourself to an aromatic footbath. Blend all ingredients in a small bowl and add to a basin of hot water. Soak your tired feet for 10-15 minutes.