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Top 5 Benefits of Peppermint Oil (+ How to Use It!)

April 4, 2018

 

A few weeks ago, we shared the benefits of one of our favourite oils- lavender!  This week, we're telling you all about the many wonderful benefits of peppermint oil!  This powerful oil can be used for everything from cleaning to freshening your breath, and we can't get enough of it!

 

Indigestion

Peppermint oil is an amazing digestive aid and helps to not only soothe the digestive tract but also ease nausea, morning sickness, and upset stomach.  It's great to take after a meal or anytime during the day to calm and support your digestive system.

 

How to use it: Add 1-2 drops to a glass of water and slowly sip after a meal.  Alternatively, you can add a few drops to a carrier oil and rub onto your stomach.

 

Oral Care

Peppermint oil's antiseptic properties make it a fantastic support for oral health.  The menthol in the peppermint helps to cleanse your mouth and freshen your breath, and the oil also protects and supports gum and tooth health by killing off harmful bacteria.  

 

How to use it:  If you make your own toothpaste or powder, add a few drops of peppermint oil into the mix.  You can also ad 1-2 drops into water and swish around your mouth for a simple, all natural mouthwash. Check out our Pinterest board for some great oral health recipes that feature peppermint, including our tooth powder and mouth wash.

 

Cleaning

Peppermint oil's antibacterial properties make it the perfect addition to your cleaning products.  It kills bacteria and eliminates odors, so it's great in everything from all purpose cleaners, to room sprays, to shoe deodorizers.

 

How to use it: Add a few drops to your homemade or store bought cleaning products.  You can make a simple shoe deodorizer by adding a few drops of oil into baking soda and sprinkling into your shoes.

 

Mood Boosting

Peppermint is an incredible mood booster, and you can use it to calm stress and anxiety, focus, and elevate your mood.

 

How to use it: Add a few drops to a diffuser, or if you don't have a diffuser, add 5-10 drops to a small dish of baking soda or cotton round and place it in your room or even in your air vent in the car.  Because it's an invigorating oil, it's best to use it during the day rather than in the evening.

 

Muscle Relief

Wake up with a stiff neck or sore muscles from the gym?  Reach for your bottle of peppermint oil!  The oil has antispasmodic properties making it a natural muscle relaxant and pain killer, and the cool tingly sensation provides welcome relief to aches and pains.

 

How to use it: Add a few drops into carrier oil and massage into your sore muscles.  This is also great to use as an invigorating massage oil!

 

What are your favourite uses for peppermint oil?  We'd love to hear from you!

 

And for more ways to incorporate oils into your life, check out our monthly DIY boxes and our oils page!

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
My Lemon Crate recipes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.​

 

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