How to use peppermint essential oil
Fresh, nostalgic, and instantly recognizable, Peppermint essential oil’s scent invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace. Used topically, Peppermint oil creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, making it a favorite for sports massage and an important part of Young Living’s Raindrop Technique®.
When your day is dragging—through a workout, class, or day at work—enjoy some Peppermint oil benefits by applying it to your head and neck. The refreshing aroma will give you a boost of positivity! Peppermint is also a great option for diffusing on its own or with compatible scents such as Lavender, Rosemary, Spearmint, or Sage!
Peppermint is a key ingredient in PanAway®, AromaEase®, Aroma Siez™, Relieve It™, and Deep Relief™ Roll-On essential oil blends.
Some of the most common peppermint oil uses include:
- Soothe digestive issues
- Freshens bad breath
- Supports headache relief
- May improve mental focus
- May help to boost energy
- May help release muscle discomfort
- May help control appetite
- Support seasonal wellness
- Natural bug deterrent
Peppermint vapor chest rub to support respiratory health and discomfort
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp oil of choice (sweet almond, grapeseed, etc)
- 1 Tbsp beeswax
- 1 tsp essential oils (50 drops total). 25 drops Peppermint & 25 drops Eucalyptus
- Raven Essential oil or R.C. essential oil could be used or another option is to include to add Thieves and/or lavender. Thieves is a wonderful natural immune booster and lavender has a soothing and calming effect.
In a small mason jar set over a small pot of hot water on the stove on low heat (double boiler style only we won’t boil) melt the coconut oil. Add the beeswax pellets and stir until melted. Remove the oil from the heat and allow it to come to room temperature (it shouldn’t be hot to the touch). When the beeswax and coconut oil has cooled but is not solid, add additional oil and R.C. and gently stir to blend everything together. Allow to set up by placing in a cool area or the refrigerator.
Store at room temperature. Remember to not make this in bulk as it will lose effectiveness over time. I generally make one small batch at a time as needed.