How to Use Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has long been praised for its many benefits. However, it’s hard to find a good peppermint oil since most manufacturers dilute the menthol content. Fortunately, doTERRA came to the rescue by creating a high-menthol peppermint essential oil that surpasses most other oils in quality and effectiveness. It’s no wonder that Peppermint is one of the top-selling oils in doTERRA’s lineup.

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Diffusing Peppermint 

 Diffusing peppermint oil can help you if you’re struggling with a cold, bronchitis, or any kind of respiratory upset.  Peppermint essential oil has been used for centuries to stimulate proper respiratory function, so it can help you breathe easier when diffused.  Don’t have a diffuser?  No problem.  You can apply it to your chest on a damp washcloth, too, and it will do its magic there.

Around the House

 Bugs are the worst.  Fortunately, most bugs think peppermint oil is the worst, so they won’t go near it.  Put a few drops of peppermint oil in some water in a spray bottle and spray the perimeter of your home.  This should help thwart the pests.

Peppermint For Your Health

 Whether you diffuse it, ingest it, or apply it, Peppermint offers many health benefits.  It can help with tension headaches and migraines, boost your mood, freshen your breath, and even combat motion sickness.

Peppermint and Children

 One thing to note is that peppermint oil is extremely potent.  As such, it shouldn’t be used around very young children and shouldn’t be ingested by children younger than six.  If you’re trying to cure ailments in your little ones, try putting a drop of peppermint oil with some water on a washrag and holding it on the base of the neck or on the stomach.  It’s a safer way to use the oil around children.

No matter how you use it, Peppermint is sure to bring you relief and improved wellness.  Get creative, mix it with oils like lemon and frankincense, and see what it can do for you.

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