Peppermint essential oil is one of the most common oils that people fall in love with first. But first, we need a little label lesson that I’m putting on all of these posts – for your benefit and mine!
Young Living has a line of oils called the “Vitality Line.” These oils are all certified safe for ingestion. That’s right – you can drink them! After all, there is nothing but 100% pure essential oil in the bottle, so you should be able to. It’s just another reason ONLY Young Living! But the powers that be (read: governmental regulating agencies) do not agree that something safe for your skin is ALSO safe for you to ingest. What does that mean? Well, they don’t agree that you can ingest an oil that is also safe for topical use.
I know; I know. It’s nuts.
So, behold: Two different labels. The white vitality label for Peppermint is for ingestion. The green label for Peppermint is for “topical and aromatic use.” The oils in these bottles are exactly the same. Only the labels are different. Picking up what I’m laying down? Same oil — 2 labels — 3 uses. Got it?
Now, behold! 10 reasons I love Peppermint. It will change your life!
1. The Smell
The smell of true Peppermint essential oil is quite invigorating. In fact, it is SO potent that it burns your eyes. (Never put essential oils IN your eyes or drop them down your ear canal. OUCH!) Take a big whiff of peppermint oil, and it will awaken all of your senses.
2. The Taste
We cook with essential oils. Because they are so many times more powerful than dried herbs, we only have to use a few drops to accomplish the task. For example, one drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea! Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil is a fantastic way to flavor your foods naturally without using a sugary extract. Just a couple of drops will flavor an entire pan of chocolate brownies. One drop in a glass of water (glass only! No plastic!) is very refreshing. Or one drop in hot tea. The options are endless!
3. Muscular Comfort
Peppermint oil is very soothing for sore muscles.** If you overwork yourself in the gym, or working outside, or whatever it is, peppermint is a great way to soothe what ails you. Combine a drop with some carrier oil, such as grapeseed or coconut oil, and massage your sore muscles. It is very soothing!
4. For Your Noggin
Few things are more effective for a sore head than peppermint oil. Take just one drop and massage it into your temples. The cooling effect will overwhelm your head, and you’ll be feeling better in no time!
5. Its Cooling Effect
Peppermint is extremely cooling and can be used for those benefits as well. Terrific solution for a hot flash? One drop of peppermint on the back of your neck. It will cool you right down.
6. Soothing Digestion
Peppermint oil is the Numero Uno digestive aid of all essential oils. It is fabulous for soothing your tummy. Feeling uneasy? One drop of Peppermint Vitality on your tummy, in some water or in some hot tea will soothe your rumbly tummy almost immediately. It is also very helpful to diffuser, because the smell of peppermint is very soothing as well. If riding in the car bothers your stomach, take a drop of peppermint on a cotton ball and stick it in your car vents. It really helps!
7. Natural Invigorator
Sleepy when you shouldn’t be? Take a drop of Peppermint Vitality under your nose or on the roof of your mouth. NO ONE is sleeping like that!! We take peppermint on long car trips for when we start to feel groggy. I love it in my NingXia Red.
8. Respiratory Support.
Peppermint is very effective in opening your airways to help you breathe better. It is very clarifying!
9. Breathe Freshener
We aren’t comfortable with many sugars and artificial sweeteners in commercial chewing gum. One drop of Peppermint Vitality does the trick – and it’s immune boosting to boot!
10. Vermin Repellent
Ants, spiders, bugs, mice – none of them like Peppermint oil! Combine peppermint with a little witch hazel and spray it all around your house to keep the critters away!
These are just a few reasons I love, love, LOVE Peppermint and Peppermint Vitality Essential Oils. Consider joining Young Living today, and you will receive even more education and support from me on your journey to wellness. Essential Oils have changed my life – and they will yours, too!
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