Essential Oils: Part 4: Peppermint

Some of my favorite topics to post about are related to health. Today, I’m sharing about another essential oil, Peppermint. If you missed my other posts related to essential oils, this might make more sense if you read them first:

I love my starter kit which I talked about in the general overview, because it comes with so many great oils. One of those is peppermint. Not only is it great by itself, but can also make great recipes with other oils (ie. with lavender + lemon for allergies).

There are so many benefits to peppermint. Two of my favorites are using it for headaches and motion sickness, but below are several ways to use peppermint and while this list isn’t exhaustive, it should give you an idea of some of the benefits:

  • Fever – Put 1 drop in belly button every hour until fever reduces
  • Headache – Apply 1-2 drops to temples and back of neck
  • Boost Energy and Alertness – Apply 1-2 drops to wrists or diffuse to smell
  • Nausea/Motion Sickness – Apply 1-2 drops on abdomen and/or inhale/diffuse
  • Heartburn/Acid Reflux – Add 1-2 drops to water and drink
  • Sinus/Congestion – Apply 1-2 drops to chest
  • Bad Breath – Put 1 drop on tongue
  • Inflammation – Apply 1 drop and massage into area.

The thing I love about essential oils is that they are pure and contain no chemicals. The reason you only need a drop or 2 is because in one 15 ml bottle there is one pound of raw peppermint – it is so potent! Everyone I have talked to who has tried them loves them. I have never heard one bad comment, so I promise you won’t be disappointed. If you have any questions about how to purchase or want to use my discount for 24% off the retail price please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Peppermint Young Living Essential Oil

  • Allison
    Posted at 07:21h, 12 December Reply

    Ok.. you are starting to catch my attention with these essential oils 🙂 I get sinus infections at least four times a year – the kind that last a good 3 to 4 weeks. Do you think the peppermint would help? Also, Hudson will be on the verge of teething any day. Do you suggest any specific oil for that as well?

    Thank you!

  • Robyn B
    Posted at 07:49h, 12 December Reply

    i’ve been using peppermint for headaches & it is almost instant!! love that i don’t have to take medicine!!
    i’ve only got lavendar, peppermint, and tea tree oil right now but want to learn more about some other oils too!

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 09:12h, 12 December Reply

    It really is potent… it opened up my sinuses throughout my last sinus infection

  • Sarah J
    Posted at 09:37h, 12 December Reply

    I’m just starting to get more into oils and love reading more about them so thanks! 🙂

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 09:55h, 12 December Reply

    i finally bought my first oil! they have them out at yoga, and so we’re suppose to experiment/play with them before class. i fell in love with the lemon, and now i use it my bath and in place of lotion whenever necessary. up next? more oils – slowly but surely i’ll learn them all 🙂

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 10:30h, 12 December Reply

    Yes! I use peppermint EVERY day. I use it mostly for headaches, digestion issues, heartburn and mental alertness! 🙂

  • Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    Posted at 11:10h, 12 December Reply

    LOVE my peppermint! I use it all the time for headaches and in combo with other oils for pain.

    Have a great weekend Caroline!

  • angela
    Posted at 11:51h, 12 December Reply

    I love reading about all the benefits of essential oils!! I haven’t tried any yet… but I’m definitely intrigued.

  • Rachel
    Posted at 12:27h, 12 December Reply

    I love peppermint! I have been using it for years and it’s one of my favs! Thanks for sharing!

  • Dawn
    Posted at 14:15h, 12 December Reply

    Peppermint is probably my most used oil…it is terrific for cramps which I get for about a week after ovulation and then again when AF shows up. Rarely do I ever take tylenol anymore!

  • Sheryl
    Posted at 21:37h, 12 December Reply

    Peppermint is my favorite!

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 10:27h, 13 December Reply

    Peppermint is one of my favourite essential oils. It does miracles for my headaches – it even fixes headaches that Tylenol won’t cure.

    I have to remember the nausea one – I get nauseous periodically (I have a sensitive digestive system).

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Tanya @ the sky and back
    Posted at 19:52h, 13 December Reply

    It’s funny, I somehow have not one, but two bottles of peppermint oil in my cabinet. I’m not sure when or why I bought them, and I have no idea what to do with them. So this post was very informative, thank you!

  • dspence
    Posted at 13:02h, 14 December Reply

    I love learning about how to use my YL starter oils. Thank you for sharing!

  • Sara
    Posted at 11:29h, 15 December Reply

    A few years ago I started getting spells of Vertigo. At first I only got like 2 per year, but they were very intense and I would basically have to lay down for the rest of the day even after the majority of the dizzy feeling went away. About a year ago I started getting them much more frequently. More than one time this year I had to lower myself to the floor under my desk at work and just lay there for at least an hour before I could even lift my head. It was so embarrassing. A few months ago I tried inhaling peppermint oil as soon as I felt the vertigo coming on (which typically happens very quickly) and in less than 5 minutes it completely went away. I was amazed. There is literally no medication that I could take that would help at all and just inhaling this stuff made me feel 100% normal in minutes! I have a bottle at home, in my purse, and at my desk. I also use it for motion sickness, cramps, stomach pains, Muscle aches (soreness from working out) and headaches! I would be lost without this oil!

  • Cindy Hasko
    Posted at 01:05h, 31 January Reply

    I have a feeling Peppermint will be one of my favorites, as I get headaches sometimes. Keep posting this helpful info. Thanks. ‘Love it!!

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