PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Peppermint Essential Oil is obtained by the steam distillation of the leaves of the peppermint plant.
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils amongst both new and experienced users for its multiple uses. It is most commonly used for alleviating many digestive issues and to freshen breath (it’s found in both toothpaste and chewing gum). Additionally, it promotes healthy respiratory function, relaxes sore muscles and soothes headaches. It helps to relieve fever in young children (when applied to the soles of the feet) and can reduce sugar cravings (when taken internally between meals).
What do you use peppermint essential oil for and how?
Peppermint essential oil is great when used before, during and after exercise to help clear your airways and at any time of the day for a jolt of energy (a fresh wake-up call!). Just add a drop to the palm of your hand and cup it around your nose. Be sure to close your eyes though as it can be quite strong.
You can also add a drop or two of peppermint essential oil to water for some freshness or take a drop under your tongue to help with hunger and sugar cravings, and freshen breath. To help relieve digestive discomfort, take 3-4 drops internally in a capsule or in a glass of water or apply topically over your abdomen.
For headache relief, massage peppermint essential oil onto your temples (stay away from the eyes!)
How do you use peppermint essential oil to enhance emotions?
Peppermint essential oil is known as the “Oil of a Buoyant Heart” as it assists in invigorating the body, mind, and spirit.
Peppermint diffuses really well with citrus oils like lemon and grapefruit as well as lavender to promote clarity, optimism and renewed strength to deal with emotional issues.
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