Pleasantly suitable for an abundance of oral and topical uses and antimicrobial properties, peppermint may be the most versatile essential oil in the world along with lavender. There are few body, health, and mind issues that it cannot help. Peppermint essential oil gives a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body, which can relieve sore muscles when used topically. It also has antimicrobial properties so it can help freshen bad breath and soothe digestive issues. Peppermint oil is known to help asthma, autism, bacterial infections, brain injury, congestion, cooling (body), cramps/charley horses, Crohn’s disease, endurance, heartburn, indigestion, itching, jet lag, migraines, motion sickness, M.S., nausea, sciatica, varicose veins, and vomiting.
Can be applied neat (no dilution), or dilute 1:1 (1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil) for children and for those with sensitive skin when using topically. Apply directly on area of concern or on reflex points.
Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.
Place 1-2 drops under the tongue or in a beverage. Take in capsules.