Peppermint Essential Oil
If you are new to the world of essential oils, you must know peppermint essential oil is one of the most popular oils around.
It is known for its invigorating, cooling and calming effects and is one of the oldest herbs used for medicinal purposes historically.
Did you known that peppermint essential oil is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and analgesic and is an excellent anti-parasitic? Well it does, so find below the top benefits of peppermint essential oil.
#1 Peppermint oil for gas and indigestion
Peppermint oil is a natural carminative, meaning it helps to relieve flatulence from the stomach and the intestines by relaxing abdominal and intestinal muscles and calming spasms in the colon.
Take internally: In a glass of warm water add 1 drop of peppermint oil and 1 tsp of honey. Mix and drink before meals.
#2 Peppermint oil for colds
Peppermint oil acts as a natural decongestant and helps to thin mucus relieving nasal congestion.
Inhale Directly: Simply taking a deep whiff of peppermint essential oil from the bottle can be enough to open up the airways.
#3 Peppermint oil for muscle pain
The menthol in peppermint essential oil has the ability to relax muscles, relieve inflammation and provide numbing, cooling pain relief.
Massage Oil: Combine 5-10 drops of peppermint oil to 1-2 teaspoons of a carrier oil, such as olive or moringa oil and massage into sore muscles.
#4 Peppermint essential oil for migraine
With its ability to reduce nausea, the oil is also an excellent choice for migraine sufferers.
Apply Topically: Mix a few drops of peppermint oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil and massage into your temples and forehead.
#5 Peppermint essential oil for acne
Peppermint oil can help control excess oil secretions, prevent pores from clogging and manage acne from spreading.
Apply topically: Mix 1 drop of peppermint oil and 1 drop of eucalyptus oil with 6-8 drops of water. Apply directly on pimples.
#6 Peppermint essential oil for itching
For minor skin irritations, peppermint oil’s anti-inflammatory action can come to the rescue to calm itchy, irritated skin.
Apply topically: For minor skin irritations combine 1 tbsp of a carrier oil with 5-7 drops of peppermint oil and apply to the affected area.
#7 Peppermint essential oil for toothache
Add 1 drop of peppermint oil to a cotton swab and apply directly on the aching tooth to numb the pain instantly.