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10 Benefits and How to Use dōTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint in essential oil format integrates the wonder trio of aromatherapy, Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint. Any good essential oil introduction kit must include this oil for both its benefits and its versatility.
But unlike Lavender and Lemon oils, which can be used very freely when it comes to applying topically, Peppermint needs more care and experimentation when applied to the skin.
The origin and production of oil
This essential oil is mainly produced in the USA but also in other regions of the planet in partnership with the farming communities that work together with dōTERRA. See more about his production in the following video. This video talks about the agricultural production, extraction and distillation of the plant to create a 100% pure and potent oil.
So let's get to know the 10 Benefits and how to use Peppermint Essential Oil.
1 - Helps improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms
For people dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (Irritable Bowel Syndrome that brings abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and other problems) and according to the medical follow-up they receive, Peppermint Essential Oil is a product to definitely try. Some studies indicate that capsules with Peppermint essential oil capable of reaching the small intestine, ie, enteric coated capsules, can greatly contribute to an improvement in symptoms.
The explanation is that menthol, one of the most important compounds in the oil, helps to reduce abdominal spasms by blocking the movement of calcium in the intestinal membrane. Another product that can help a lot is ZenGest, a blend of essential oils created with the digestive system in mind that includes Peppermint in its formulation.
Hint: Put 1 drop of Peppermint in a Vegetable Capsule and drink with water. Try ZenGest in capsule format, learn more here.
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2 - Helps to relieve nausea
For those who suffer from nausea, vomiting and other disturbances of the digestive balance, Peppermint essential oil has proven to be useful except for treating nausea resulting from states of pregnancy. In this case, consult your doctor.
Except pregnant women...
Suggestion: When you feel nauseous, place 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil in the palm of your hands, rub them well, then form a cup around the nose and mouth. Take 4 deep inhalations through your nose and exhale through your mouth. If necessary, repeat more than once.
3 - Promotes well-being and productivity when used in a diffuser
For when you want to create a productive environment in your home, nothing better than creating your essential oil blends. In this article we leave you here a perfect combination of oils to have an energetically and aromatically ready space to create and produce, whatever you want.
Hint: Put 2 drops of Peppermint, 2 drops of Wild Orange and 2 drops of Frankincense in your diffuser.
4 - Relieves muscle pain
Topical application of Peppermint essential oil to muscles worn out by exercise appears to help relieve pain and promote muscle relaxation. The topical application of Peppermint should be done as a general rule by diluting in Fractionated Coconut Oil or other carrier vegetable oil.
Suggestion: Mix 3 drops of Peppermint in 10 ml of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
5 - Use in your after-sun DIY
Make your own natural after-sun and include Peppermint in this recipe we suggest below.
Suggestion: Follow the recipe and create your own natural After-sun.
6 - Use in recipes, especially desserts
Essential oils can be great allies when preparing appetizing creations in the kitchen, if you're not sure where to start we've left you an article to read and get inspired. Peppermint works great in cold dessert recipes where we want to create a menthol explosion. Think for example about the combination of mint flavor with chocolate!
Suggestion: Discover the possibilities of using essential oils in the kitchen reading this article.
7 - Works as an insect repellent
Many of the fruit mosquitoes and flies do not like the intense aroma of Peppermint, if by chance you have any part of the house with this type of regular visitor, try using a few drops of this oil.
Hint: Put 10 drops in a spray bottle with water and spray. Shake well before using.
8 - Reduces headaches
If you have headaches on a regular basis, know that Peppermint may very well help reduce these episodes or at least reduce the pain. While headaches often have, many more times than it seems, to do with the type of energy that is in space, it is certain that not all of us are aware of how to do or what to do with this energy.
So when you have mild headaches apply this oil as suggested.
Hint: Apply in a clockwise circular motion 1 drop of Peppermint to each of your temples. The temples are the sides of your forehead. You can see more about where to apply oils in this article. Before applying the pure oil to the skin, first test on the elbow and see if your skin tolerates the oil well. If you have sensitive skin you may need to dilute it before applying.
9 - Need to be alert?
If you are looking for something to give you motivation and keep your attention, Peppermint is one of the best essential oils. Whether doing deep inhalations between study moments, or passively using in your diffuser, Peppermint allows you to transform your space into the right atmosphere to focus on the task at hand.
Suggestion: Put 4-5 drops in the essential oil diffuser and place it nearby to receive the positive effects of Peppermint.
10 - Helps to decongest the airways
It is present in the form of the main compound Menthol, in several products we use, from toothpaste for its freshness or for its decongestant effects in formulations such as VICKS.
Having access to essential oils can help you make your own formulations. However always seek professional advice!
Suggestion: Put 3 drops of Peppermint in a bowl with very hot water and add 1 drop of Eucalyptus essential oil. Place a towel around your head to direct the fumes towards your face. Keep your eyes closed at all times! Take deep inhalations to relieve nasal congestion and help with mucus clearance. When finished, first clean the eye area before opening them to remove excess condensed water that may later irritate your eyesight.
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