Peppermint oil vs Lavender. I'm not sure which I love more. And it's kind of funny because they are both scents I really didn't like. And now here I am a couple years later and can't go without these oils.
Peppermint Oil is in my top three must have oils. And it should be in yours too!
The experience of authentic peppermint essential oil is like a cool breeze after a sweet spring rain. At first cooling and bracing, then warming and comforting. Peppermint oil will refresh your whole being and awaken your senses.
I use it most often for headaches. I had read about it a couple times, but was kind of leery of it. How could sniffing peppermint really get rid of a head ache? So I tested it on my family members first. Had them dilute it with some Coconut Oil and rub it under the nose and temple. A couple minutes later...headache GONE! Then I tried it a couple times on myself- and it really does work. One minute, head just aching, feeling heavy and making me miserable. Then a little peppermint oil and before I know it I'm back to normal. What headache? I've literally forgotten I even had a headache most times.
Another thing peppermint is great for is stomach aches. I don't have stomach problems too often. But one time I had the worst stomach ache ever. I endured it for like 30 minutes before I remembered- peppermint oil! Diluted it in some coconut oil and rubbed it on my stomach, plus inhaled it a couple times. What stomach ache? I was amazed how fast it worked.
Peppermint is also invigorating. Spike your moisturizer with some peppermint oil and you will feel invigorated, tingly, and ready to take on the day. I usually just mix mine in with some Shea Butter or Sweet Almond Oil. But regular lotion will work too.
Sometimes I spritz it around my apartment to freshen it up. Mmmmm.
And I also dab it on bug bites. It helps with the itchiness. And it helps the swelling go down too.
I've used it a couple times to flavor mints I helped my sister make. But I would advise using extreme cautious if you plan on ingesting it. Caution and really research to make sure you know what you are doing.
There are probably a million uses for it. Those are just some of the main things I use it for.
I've had two different brands.This is the first I'm writing about. This is a nice peppermint with an herbaceous note to it, that wasn't present in my other oil which smelled more like peppermint candy. Probably a different mint plant was used.
This particular plant is Menthe x piperta, produced in the USA.
A drop will do ya. And the bottle contains .5 of an ounce. I think it costs about $5-6 dollars. Completely worth it when you realize how little you need. Literally a drop for most things. And I think there are at least 300 drops in a bottle. Maybe more.
If you don't have peppermint oil- get some!