Peppermint essential oil is known to target a lot many problems, no matter internal or external. The oil is very antiseptic in nature and because of its strength it is highly sought after all over the world. Mentioned below are some of the problems it deals very efficiently with.
- Drowsiness/loss of focus and concentration – Attention students! Put a drop of peppermint oil on tongue as needed, inhale from bottle or diffuser, apply lightly under the nose and massage on the back of the neck. Teachers in Japan have known this for years and use peppermint oil in their class rooms, which has proven to increase the students’ performances. Also helpful for night-time driving!
- Ear infection- Apply the oil with an applicator (fingertip or cotton swab) inside the ear. Do not drop the oil directly into the ear canal. It’s a little too strong for that.
Apply the oil across the forehead, behind the ears and in the neck.
Add a drop to a tea bag, and use in baked goods. Best way to diffuse the oil is by saturating a teaspoon of sugar with the oil.
- Hair and skin care
Add a few drops to your shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotions. Not only will you feel and smell clean, it also helps clear out pores.
- (Head)aches and migraines
The number 1 use of our oils! Apply directly on the temples, across the forehead, on the scalp and/or locally for pain relief. Many customers swear by it.
- (Insect)bites, wounds
Apply on injury or bite for pain relief, anti-swelling, anti- itching and to promote healing.
Add to bathwater by saturating a teaspoon of (sea or table) salt, add to massage or olive oil, or apply directly on skin.
- Nausea, upset stomach/IBS
Apply a small amount of peppermint underneath nose, ingest with water or add to a tea(bag).
- Pest control (ants, bees, mice, spiders and wasps)
Mice and other critters really do not like the smell of peppermint. Soak cotton ball(s) with the oil and place in problem area to discourage critters. For bees and wasps: spray with mint oil and
water. Ratio: 0.2 oz:10 oz.
- Sinus congestion/snoring
Apply a small amount of peppermint oil under the nose, across forehead and the chest. Add a drop or two to a glass of water before bedtime. For children: apply a few drops on a wash cloth and put in pillowcase at night.
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