I admit the first time I opened Peppermint Essential Oil, it was a bit overwhelming. I wasn’t sure if I would like it or not. It is now a favorite in my home. Personally, I use Peppermint when my nose is stuffy. I apply a couple of drops to a cotton ball, sniff a couple of times, and just like that I can breathe again. I use a cotton ball with Peppermint when I am working out to keep me invigorated.
Just last week, a friend was over when he complained of the onset of a migraine. I took out my
Peppermint, applied a couple of drops across his forehead. Within minutes the onset was gone and he was smiling again.
Living in Florida, the summers are hot and humid! When I go outside I apply it to my neck and my whole body stays cooler. Some people like to add Peppermint to water in an aluminum water bottle and spray it on for the same affect. You can use that same Peppermint water bottle and spray the corners of doors and hallways to repel spiders!
Peppermint is one of the oldest and most used Essential Oils. It is a refreshing and uplifting Oil and is Anti-inflammatory, Anti-tumoral, Anti-parasitic (worms) and curbs appetite. Some of its many uses include Respiratory infections, viral infections such as herpes simplex and zoster and cold sores, Candida, Digestive problems, Headaches, Migraines, Sinus Congestion, and Nausea. If you apply a drop directly on your tongue it will get rid of bad breath. (EOPR Sixth edition)
When Peppermint is diffused or inhaled directly it is purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. It may help with attention and mental tasks, with Vertigo, faintness, coughs and travel sickness. Peppermint diffuses nicely with Eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, spearmint and wintergreen. My favorites are Peppermint and Lemon, I diffuse this combination almost daily.
Remember Young Living Essential Oils are Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils. They are very potent, so before applying oils directly to your skin do a test to make sure there is no skin sensitivity. Never put Plastic over oil, such as a band aid. Essential Oils and Plastic do not go well together.
Peppermint is one of ten oils that come with the Premium Starter Kit from Young Living.
You can order the Young Living Premium Starter Kit here.
As I start my blog, I will start with the 10 oils in the Premium Starter Kit and go from there.
I researched many different oils before deciding to be a distributor for Young Living. Are they the cheapest? No, they are not. However they are Pure, unadulterated Essential Oils. Many of them are ingestible, although some people will debate the subject until they are blue in the face. I can only tell you about my experiences with them and I have ingested and even used some in food recipes.
I will start with one of the oils in the Premium Starter kit which is such a great value.
The first oil I was blown away by is Thieves. My husband's car has a water leak and when it rains the car gets wet. It developed mold on the back seat. I took a non-plastic water spray bottle, added water, and about 10 drops of Thieves. First, I sprayed the whole car down and let it air out. Then I realized I had a little bit left in the bottle and I poured the rest directly on the mold spores on the seat, took a towel and started wiping it. To my surprise the mold spores wiped away immediately and have not returned.
The next week my throat starting getting sore, I put two drops of Thieves in water, gargled and swallowed the mixture. Also, I applied Thieves to the soles of my feet before I went to bed. I woke up the next day, perfectly healthy! I was and am still amazed that one oil can take out mold and also be digested. There are at least 101 different ways that Thieves can help you. Google it! This is just one oil out of 10 plus a bonus oil that comes in a Premium Starter Kit, along-with a diffuser, if you sign up to be a wholesale member.
Thieves is a blend of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Radiata and Rosemary. This incredible Blend is Antibacterial, Anti-infectious, Antiseptic, and Antiviral with properties the kill airborne microorganisms.
Click the link to learn more. Essentially Tracy Young Living # 1861615