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Peppermint Oil and How It Can Help You

Updated on February 26, 2014

Top 10 Uses For Peppermint Oil:

Peppermint Oil is by far my favorite Essential Oil. Not only do I love the strong fresh scent it carries, it has so many health benefits associated with it. Peppermint Oil is packed with Vitamin A and C, Omega-3 fatty acids and Minerals including, potassium, manganese, iron, magnesium, calcium, and copper. I am not going to say I always go the all natural way with everything, but when it comes to peppermint, I would rather use something all natural than shoving chemicals and pills into my blood stream.

With that being said, here are all the most common ways to use Peppermint Oil:

1. Relieve muscle aches and Pain: apply a few drops to the area that is hurting. Massage into the skin until you feel a warm sensation. The oil will work for a few hours going from warm to cold or vise verse, working like a natural Icy Hot Patch.

2.Relieve Headaches: Rub a few drops onto temples, forehead, behind the neck and nasal areas. Avoid contact with eyes. The scent will be very strong at first, do not worry, it may feel overwhelming but this will help relieve the headache.

3. Reduce Nausea: Rub onto abdomen, massaging until it is rubbed in. In about 15 to 20 minutes you should feel it working.

4. Boost Stamina and Alertness: Apply a few drops of peppermint to a towel or cotton ball and inhale. You feel alert and ready for a study session or a work out. Keep doing this as you feel fatigued and it will work every time

5. Joint pain: rub one drop onto each joint to help with Arthritis.

6. Sinus Congestion: place one drop under tongue, while also inhaling through the nose and it will clear up congestion.

7. Sea and air sickness: rub four drops onto chest, it will help immensely.

8.Curb appetite: Inhale right before eating and it will make you less hungry

9: Relief from heat: Place a drop in a glass of ice water to cool down on a hot day

10. Stop itching: Whether you are bothered with poison ivy, the irritation of healing wounds or just the occasional itch, rub peppermint oil around the area to stop the itching. (avoid open wounds)

There are countless more uses for Peppermint Oil, but these are my favorites. If you would like to read up on more uses for this amazing oil, check out the link I posted below, and research online.


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