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Peppermint oil is probably one of the most versatile oils you can use in your home. It is used for a number of things, whether it be aromatically, topically, or internally. A lot of people use it to address body aches, allergy symptoms, and as a energy booster. It is also great for skin and hair health.
Peppermint oil has also been lab tested to be one of the most effective oils to use in your home for a number of different health problems. It works as a antioxidant, and has shown to have anti-tumor actions in lab studies. It has also shown to be a natural pain killer. It has been known to kill body aches and sore muscles.
Relieve pain with peppermint oil.
Peppermint essential oil is a great painkiller and muscle relaxant. It also has cooling and antispasmodic properties. Peppermint oil is especially helpful for relieving tension due to headaches.
Studies have shown that peppermint oil applied topically has pain relief benefits associated with Fibromyalgia pain syndrome. Researchers found that peppermint oil, menthol, eucalyptus, and other herbal preparations can also be helpful because they work as topical analgesics.
In order to use peppermint oil as a pain reliever, apply two to three drops topically to the area three times daily, you can also add five drops to a warm bath with Epsom salt for a more relaxing way to use it, and relieve pain. One of my favorite ways to use peppermint oil is to combine it with lavender oil, and lemon to help my your body relax, and reduce pain.
Increase your energy with peppermint oil.
Instead of putting harmful things into your body to give you energy, such as energy drinks, try taking a few sniffs of peppermint oil. It will boost your energy levels to help you get through during work, cleaning the house, going to school, or anytime you need a boost to get through your day. Peppermint oil has also been shown to possibly help with memory and alertness when inhaled.
When doing a study, researchers found that taking a small inhale of peppermint oil before a performance by athletes gave them a increase in airflow when exhaling from the lungs. It also showed to give the athletes an energy boost.
If you would like to try to boost your energy levels, and help your focus with peppermint oil, take one or two drops internally with a glass of water, or apply two to three drops topically to your temple and back of your neck.
Here are a few other top ways to use peppermint oil.
1. Relief or Protection from Sunburn
Mix two to three drops of peppermint oil with half a teaspoon of coconut oil, and apply to burnt skin or before going out into the sun. When applied the substance should feel like a lotion.
2. Improve your skin health.
If you have any spots of skin that are needing some TLC such as Psoriasis or Eczema, try mixing two to three drops of peppermint oil with two to three drops of lavender oil, and apply to the area needed. Its also works very well for dry skin.
3. Reduce nausea and morning sickness.
A lot of the time pregnancy can cause nausea and morning sickness. And most of the time, there isn't much for women to do besides deal with issue or talk to their doctor to get some morning sickness medicine to help them. Well there are three different ways to naturally deal with the issue that I could help.
- Inhale peppermint oil directly from the bottle.
- Add one drop to a glass or bottle of distilled water.
- Rub two to three drops behind the ears.
4. Bug Repellant
If you hate using those harsh chemicals on your children, or on your own skin. Try a more natural way to repel those annoying bugs. Rub two to three drops on areas such as the legs, wrists, and neck, to repel bugs for up to two and a half hours.
5. Reduce dandruff and improve hair growth.
If you're having issues with an itchy scalp, or feel like your losing your hair, try applying two to three drops to your shampoo or conditioner and massage it into your scalp for three to four minutes, while using warm water to rinse.
6. Itchy Skin Relief
If you have itchy dry skin, and you're looking for a natural lotion to use, try applying two to three drops to the areas desired three times a day for best results. If you have sensitive skin, mix two to three drops of peppermint oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply it to skin as a lotion. You can also try adding two to three drops to a warm bath.
7. Fresh Breath
Need to freshen your breath? Try adding a drop to your toothpaste or a drop under the tongue before drinking a glass of water.
8. Relieve allergy symptoms.
Looking for natural ways to relieve a clogged nose or scratchy throat? Try applying two to three drops to the chest, back of neck, and temples. Another good way is to add two to three drops of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil to a diffuser and run it in your home.
9. Muscle and Joint Pain
If you have tired muscles from working out, try applying two to three drops to the affected areas three times a day. Another way for relief and relaxation at the same time is to add five drops to a warm bath with epsom salt.
10. Improve IBS symptoms.
To relieve and help with these types of symptoms, mix one to two drops with a glass of water. You can also apply two to three drops of peppermint oil to the abdomen area three times a day.