Why Peppermint is So Dang Popular
You may already have peppermint oil in your collection, one of the first essential oils you got. It smells so good in the diffuser, but there is SO MUCH MORE you can use it for. Or maybe, you are just starting out and want an oil that can be used for a lot of different things. If that is the case, then you definitely want to get peppermint oil!
Peppermint is one of the most popular essential oils. It smells so good - like the white and red candies.
What makes peppermint oil so popular? It is one of the most versatile essential oils, with endless uses.
Peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is very old. Like 1700s old. :) It can even be traced back to its use in Chinese and Japanese folk medicine. Again - people have been using essential oils for a VERY LONG TIME.
Essential oils aren't a fad, or a trend that is going to fizz out anytime soon.
Ok, back to peppermint. To make peppermint oil, the entire plant is used and quality oils have a high menthol content. Remember, quality oils are more potent and contain more of the properties that make them so great.
Peppermint has a cooling, soothing, calming effect and can be used for a lot of things. It's anti-microbial properties make it perfect for soothing digestive issues and to freshen your breath. After all, it is an ingredient in toothpaste! It is also great in promoting healthy respiratory function, which is key here in South Georgia where pollen attacks almost on a monthly basis!
This minty fresh smelling oil is good for the following things:
- Muscle Pain Relief
- Sinus Care
- Scratchy Throat
- Allergy Relief
- Reduce Cravings
- Improve Mental Focus
- Release Tight Muscles
- Help Relieve Headaches
Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy peppermint oil.
- Peppermint + Wild Orange - Diffuse it to stay energized and focused at work.
- Spider Spray - A few drops in a travel sized spray bottle (like these), spray it in the corners and doorways to keep spiders (and mice) away.
- Minty Drinks - Coffee, Water, Smoothie; a drop in your cup gives a minty punch and a fresh drink morning, noon or night.
- Headache Relief - Mix peppermint and lavender in a roll-on bottle (these are the kind I love) and apply to your temples to help provide relief when you get a headache.
I hope this has convinced you to add peppermint oil to your collection or to try using it in some of the ways I mentioned above. I hope you will share with me some of your favorite ways to use peppermint or your experience trying it for the first time.
See ya around!