Wednesday, 24 July 2013

How To ... Use Peppermint Oil in 12 Ways

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How To ... 
Use Peppermint Oil in 12 Ways

12 Reasons you should have Peppermint Essential Oil in your medicine cabinet. 

1. Place peppermint on temples and under nose or just put the bottle under nose, and inhale several times to wake up.  Also place a drop of peppermint oil on temples and back of neck, and even across the forehead to ease a headache.

2. Place a few drops of oil on a damp flannel and wipe down your body to cool down.  
3. Rub a drop of peppermint oil on the tummy with a Carrier Oil to help relieve nausea and motion sickness or Rub on joints to relieve tendinitis and arthritis pain. 

4. Add peppermint oil to a warm foot soak, or add peppermint to an unscented lotion and do a foot massage with it to relieve the tension or make our great peppermint cooling foot scrub. < click here to see recipe >

5. Place one drop of peppermint essential oil on tongue for a freshness.

6. Add peppermint to a glass of water hot or cold and drink for a daily digestive aid or Add one drop of peppermint oil, cocoa powder or chocolate syrup to coffee for a peppermint coffee mocha, stir and enjoy.

7. Add peppermint essential oil to cookies, brownies and sweet treats.

8. To Clear congestion simply add peppermint oil to a hot cup of steaming water, and inhale. Even make a tent over your head and bend over the peppermint steam and inhale to relief pressure in sinuses.

You can also Rub peppermint oil combined with a carrier oil to the chest to relieve congestion.

< View our Stay Cool with Peppermint Essential Oil click here >

9. Combine lavender and peppermint essential oil to a massage oil to bring relief to feet, shoulders and back.
10. Make a cleansing air freshener.  Combine peppermint, lemon, and bergamot to distilled water.

11. Place peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place in areas where you find spiders.  You can also make a spider spray repellent.  Add 4-5 drops of the oil to water in a spray bottle. Make sure it has a strong peppermint scent, and spray in areas you want to repel spiders. 
12. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a spray bottle of water and spray plants to kill aphids.

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