Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint oil is incredible, and this is one of those oils where one drop truly goes a long way. We use it for afternoon pick-me-ups (trying not to be dependent on coffee!), to repel bugs, to cool and regulate our body temperature, eliminate headaches, remove that coffee breath ;), and so much more. Here are 30 awesome ways to use this oil.

30 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Brain Boost: Peppermint oil can improve blood circulation, leaving you with an awake, energized feeling.
  • Toothache Relief: Peppermint oil can act as natural pain relief and relaxant, especially for occasionally painful gums or teeth.
  • Clear Your Sinuses: Diffusing peppermint oil or applying topically to your chest when your sinuses are clogged or your throat is sore is perfect to help open the airways for immediate relief.
  • Soothe Your Aching Joints: Peppermint oil and lavender oil together will cool your joints like an ice bath (without you having to take a bath!).
  • Appetite Suppression: Just breathe in peppermint oil to help you feel full faster.
  • Relief for Achy Feet: Add peppermint oil to a cool compress and use on tired, achy feet. Perfect for those on their feet all day.
  • Coffee Alternative: The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a great alternative to your "afternoon coffee break". Additionally, use it early in the morning as a pick-me-up, or late at night if you need to stay up!
  • Enhance your Shampoo: Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner to refresh and energize your scalp. Additionally, it can also help remove lice and dandruff.
  • Muscle Relaxer: Peppermint oil has the ability to relax the muscles in your body, including the ones that line our airways.
  • Head Tension Cure-all: Rub a few drops of peppermint on your temples and neck to help calm head and stress tension.
  • Increase Your Focus: When you need more focus at work, or your kids need more focus on their homework, spray a little peppermint oil around your work areas or clothing.
  • Seep, Soak, Revitalize: Apply a few drops of peppermint to your chest, soak in a warm bath, and breathe deeply to revitalize and relax after a long day.
  • Freshen Your Tea: One drop of peppermint oil will add life to your tea, while calming occasional indigestion.
  • Exercise Boost: Use a drop of peppermint oil in your water to wake you up and get you set in your mind for a great workout.
  • Avoid the Junk: Diffuse peppermint oil to help calm the urge to snack on junk or sweets.
  • Chocolate Galore: Enhance chocolate in infinite ways: peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint brownies, peppermint bark, peppermint chocolate cake are just a few.
  • Brisk Confections: Peppermint marshmallows, candy canes, peppermint ice cream, dinner mints, peppermint patties.
  • Delicious Beverages: Peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint water…
  • Brain Pick-Me-Up: Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain, which controls things like emotions and long-term memory.
  • Stop the Itch: Apply a drop of peppermint and lavender oils to cool, soothe, and stop skin irritation.
  • Cool as Ice: When you add a few drops of peppermint oil to your ice water, it improves the taste and gives you an arctic wind in your airways.
  • Tick Repellent: If you find a tick in your skin, put peppermint oil on a cotton swab and bathe the tick in it. It will stop burrowing and remove its head.
  • Pest Removal: Most household bugs don’t like peppermint oil– ants, aphids, beetles, mice, cockroaches, and spiders, too– so add to water in a spray bottle and spritz your baseboards, entryways, and windowsills to help prevent pests.
  • Clean Naturally: Peppermint oil is an antifungal and antibacterial so use it in bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere else you need a cleaner clean.
  • Sleep Aid: Peppermint oil helps activate cold-sensitive receptors in the skin. It may help with insomnia when used this way.
  • It’s a State of Mind: Peppermint oil can help restore feelings of normalcy and balance if someone is shocked, stressed, or nervous.
  • Alleviate Internal Strife: When used internally or topically, peppermint is perfect for relief from occasional indigestion or cramping.
  • Eliminate Morning Breath: Just add one drop of peppermint oil to a glass of water and swish in your mouth.
  • Spiders Be Gone: When you diffuse peppermint in a room, spiders will run. They hate it! It’s safe for pets, babies, and even the spiders themselves!
  • Calm an Upset Stomach: Rub one drop of peppermint oil on the stomach or take internally to help calm indigestion or other internal digestive issues.

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