5 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil

by Rebecca on October 18, 2013

Peppermint Essential Oil is AWESOME, it’s one of my “don’t leave home without it” items.  Mostly because it’s replaced Advil for my headaches and it’s great for fighting fatigue.

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Here’s 5 Tips For Using Peppermint Oil
By Rebecca Heriz

1. Migraine / Headache -
Dab a drop of peppermint oil on your temples and the back of your neck, just under the hairline.  You can get little refillable roll on bottles from Amazon .  It’s soothing to rub the roll-on on your temples when you have a headache.. like a mini massage.  For a migraine, put a damp cloth in the freezer for a few minutes, then place a couple drops of peppermint essential oil on the cloth and use as a cold compress. Tell the kids to fend for themselves then lock your bedroom door and take a nap with the compress.

2. Candy Cane Coffee -bigstock Morning Fix 40603600 296x300 5 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil Add 2 drops of food grade peppermint essential oil in your coffee for a tasty holiday (or anytime) treat.  You can do the same in tea or hot cocoa.  Or better yet, a Candy Cane Mocha!  Just add 2 drops of peppermint oil to a hot mug of  Instant Mocha.. YUM!

3. Relieve Stress -
Combine 7 drops lavender oil
3 drops peppermint oil
1 tbs Coconut Oil or other carrier oil
• Massage the temples, forehead, neck and shoulders
• Apply to compress and place on calves and legs before bed

4.  Refreshing Drink -
Forget Vitamin Water and other artificially flavored drinks, add 1 drop of Peppermint Oil to a glass of water on a hot summer day.

 

I saved the BEST for last!

5. Peppermint Candy -
Here’s a healthy, dairy-free recipe for AMAZING peppermint patties.  There’s less sugar in homemade candy, you can avoid corn syrup, GMOs and preservatives.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix 1/4 cup coconut oil, vanilla, honey, salt and peppermint oil.
  2. Line 6 mini muffin tins with papers and divide peppermint mixture among 6 cups. Freeze at least 10 minutes, or overnight if desired.
  3. When you are ready to finish them up, melt the chocolate and another teaspoon coconut oil over a double boiler on medium-low heat. You can also use a pot with water and just put the chocolate in another pot inside of that.
  4. Allow the melted chocolate mixture to come to room temperature and spread a piece of wax paper or foil. Spoon a small amount of chocolate and set mint on top. Spoon more chocolate over the mint and repeat process until all of the mints are covered in chocolate. You may use a spoon to make sure the sides are all covered in chocolate and there are no bare spots.
  5. Put the mints back in the fridge for a few minutes before eating. Store mints in the refrigerator or freezer.

How great is this?  Antioxidant protection from the dark chocolate and increased mental alertness from the peppermint oil!  These are a crowd pleaser at any holiday party… or birthday party… or any random excuse for making peppermint candy!

 

And here’s a bonus one.. for your dog!

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Super Dog Bailey

Dogs get itchy.  Allergies and pests cause irritation.  And it gets worse as your pup scratches.  Soothe the itch and irritation by adding a couple of drops of peppermint oil to a gallon of water, then bathe your dog with it.  Do not use soap, or rinse the solution off, just pour the water over him (or her) and allow to air dry.

 

 

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Susan DeVries October 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Peppermint oil for headaches really works! I discovered this when I went to my hairdresser. I went in with a banging, throbbing headache; she washed my hair with a shampoo that had a peppermint base and that headache was gone, pronto! Thanks for the other wonderful tips for peppermint essential oil use!

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