We are supper excited about the recent launch of Thursday Plantation peppermint oil, and to celebrate we are going to share some of our favourite uses for this amazingly versatile liquid! From natural bug repellant to appetite suppressant, fever reducer to muscle pain reliever, peppermint oil is a great essential oil to keep on hand!
As one of the oldest European herbs used for medicinal purposes, peppermint oil is well known for its cooling, calming sensations. Derived by steam distillation of the leaves, peppermint is actually a hybrid of spearmint and water mint, with the most active ingredients being menthol and menthone.
The benefits of peppermint oil are numerous. Often used in aromatherapy, it also serves as an effective topical and oral treatment. Common uses include relief of stomach aches, headaches, muscle tension, respiratory congestion relief, as well as improved mental focus and boosted energy levels.
Want to learn about how to use it? Here’s a quick reference guide to help you discover the many ways you can use peppermint oil everyday! Thanks Dr. Axe!
Whether you are looking for an alternative to chemical treatments for these various ailments or just love the scent of peppermint, it makes sense to include it in your medicine cabinet.
At Thursday Plantation, we know how valuable this little oil is.
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We’ve recently added peppermint essential oil to our growing list of essential oil products and we could not be more excited. To help celebrate, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s blog to filling you in on the top peppermint oil uses and benefits so you can learn more about taking advantage! Peppermint essential oil is almost as versatile as lavender oil, and that means a laundry lists of ways you can use it every day! Let’s get started.
Top 10 peppermint oil uses and benefits
- Get energized. The cooling aroma of peppermint oil will perk you up like nothing else. A few whiffs are an effective pick me up for late night study sessions or the early morning commute.
- Heal a headache. Peppermint oil has the ability to improve circulation and relax tense muscles, making it the perfect treatment for tension and migraine headaches. Apply a few drops to your forehead and temples for pain relief.
- Pep up your shampoo. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to your regular morning shampoo and conditioner to stimulate the scalp. It’s powerful soothing scent will also help wake up your mind. Because it is a powerful antiseptic, peppermint is also effective at removing dandruff.
- Beat the bloat. Because it relaxes the muscles of your intestines, peppermint oil is effective at reducing bloating and gas. Try drinking a glass of peppermint tea when you’re feeling uncomfortable or adding a drop of peppermint oil to your water before eating.
- Cool down the burn. Peppermint oil is great for hydrating sunburnt skin and relieving the pain from too much time outside without sunscreen. Blend peppermint oil with coconut oil and apply it directly to the affected area.
- Fight a fever. Thanks to its natural cooling effects, peppermint oil is an excellent natural alternative treatment to bring down a fever, especially in children. Simply mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and rub it on the neck and on the bottom of the feet to help stabilize a fever instead of using aspirin or other drugs.
- Sooth inflammation. Peppermint oil has calming effects on skin inflammation and mixing peppermint and lavender oil together can improve eczema and psoriasis when applied topically.
- Combat a cold. Like eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil’s soothing, cooling aroma can help to relieve the symptoms of a cold, such as nasal and chest congestion. Add a few drops to your diffuser and relax.
- Manage muscle pain. Peppermint oil is a very effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant, so if you’ve had an especially difficult workout or pulled a muscle in your back, combine some peppermint oil with a carrier oil and massage it in or add some to a hot bath and soak.
- No more nausea. When you’re feeling nauseous and nothing seems to be helping, try adding a drop of peppermint oil to water and drinking it, or rubbing 1-2 drops behind your ears. This can start to settle your stomach almost instantly.
See? We told you it was versatile. See the peppermint oil uses and benefits for yourself.
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