Peppermint Essential Oil is one of the most widely used essential oils – so we must say, if you are missing peppermint from your collection, you are minus one of our most useful oils.
Peppermint has menthol in it. Did you know that we all have special protein (TRPM8 to be more specific) that is activated by menthol and sends a ‘cooling’ message to our brains? It does. That is why peppermint is so cooling.
Peppermint has been valued since ancient times – it was found in tombs of Egypt dating back to 1000 BC. And it is used in cooking – in cosmetics – and as a medicinal ingredient. (I’m drinking peppermint tea as I write this post.) Peppermint’s scientific name is Mentha piperita. In ancient Greek Mythology, Minthe (also known as Mentha), a nymph, was transformed by Queen Persephone into a sweet-smelling mint.
Back to what we were saying earlier. How many ways are there to use peppermint with your family? Ten! Count them:
Use a drop of Peppermint oil with a drop of Lemon Essential Oil in water and swirl around your mouth.
Try adding one or two drops to your favorite smoothie recipe, or cocktail. It will make you feel more refreshed.
Take one or two drops in a doTerra veggie capsule to reduce stomach distress and indigestion. Peppermint is known around the world for its ability to manage occasional stomach aches.
Add a drop of Frankincense essential oil to peppermint to your hands – rub them together – and inhale for a quick pick-me-up.
Feet get hot and tired in summer months. Create your own “Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion” to cool and delight your “dogs.” Here is the link.
Peppermint essential oil, along with Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil and lavender essential oil, make a refreshing and skin-soothing spray for after sun activities. Here is the link with the exact recipe.
Peppermint is an idea oil to help you stay alert and awake. Or combine 2 drops of peppermint, 3 drops of grapefruit and 2 drops of Sandalwood in a diffuser to get the energizing effect of peppermint with the grounding and mood-enhancing effect of sandalwood – and the uplifting effect of grapefruit. This will leave you with more energy while it reduces your stress and anxiety.
Especially in treats, adding peppermint to – for example – brownies or cookies, adds an extra pop of flavor. Try it in bean dishes too – it will offset the gas-producing effect of the beans.
Looking for a natural way to repel spiders and bugs. Many bugs dislike the potent smell of peppermint as much as we like it. Try a few drops of peppermint on cotton balls placed where ever the creepy-crawlers are frequenting.
The soothing elements of Peppermint essential oil make it a wonderful addition to a summer massage oil. Combine peppermint with lavender for a massage sure to calm as it cools and relax – leaving you ready to take your day.
We believe in doTERRA oils because of their commitment to providing only the highest quality and purest essential oils, sourced responsibly from around the world. doTERRA is Latin for “gift of the earth.” These Certified Pure Theraputic Oils are the oils we use – and they are the ones we recommend.
In the case of Peppermint essential Oil, many essential oils available for purchase contain filler substances and contaminants that weaken the purity and power of the oil. doTERRA guarantees that their Peppermint essential oil is powerful and pure.