Peppermint is a fantastic essential oil that provides many medicinal and natural home remedies.
Peppermint is known for its calming and numbing properties which make it great for people who suffer from migraines. Apply peppermint oil to the forehead and temples when you feel a migraine coming on.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) –
Several studies have shown peppermint essential oil to help treat symptoms of IBS. 75% of people who had IBS showed a reduction of symptoms after taking a peppermint capsule after 2 weeks.
Rub a drop of peppermint oil on the stomach and place a drop in a cup of hot water and sip it.
Focus and Alertness–
Rub peppermint on the back of the neck to wake up and focus when you are tired.
Rub peppermint onto the stomach, place a drop on the tongue, and even your wrist to help with motion sickness.
Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for centuries to relieve nasal congestion. You can apply one drop to the base of your neck 2 times daily or dilute the oil and apply it around your nostrils. You can also place one to two drops in your hand, rub them together and cup them over your nose.
Apply peppermint to bug bites up to four times a day. The peppermint oil minimizes itchiness and reduces chance of infection.
Rub the tick with a q-tip soaked with peppermint essential oil. Once the tick removes its head remove the tick.
Diffusing peppermint oil can help ease a queasy stomach.
Peppermint oil can be used to help relieve hot and achy joints. Mix peppermint with lavender oil that cools like an ice bath but you stay dry!
Peppermint smells great and has antibacterial properties. Making your own cleaning wipes are very easy. For directions click here.
There are so many wonderful benefits of peppermint essential oil that it will be a mainstay in your family’s cupboard for years.