It was the first day of July and not 1,000 degrees outside as it normally is in Middle Tennessee, but rather windy with storms threatening. However, I felt like it was 1,000 degrees. I had set the thermostat as low as I dared, not wanting to freeze hubs or the dogs out of the house. Then, I went searching for my Peppermint roller, only to realize I had cleaned the roller bottle and not replaced the contents . In desperation, I grabbed a 2 ml roller bottle, added 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil, filled the rest of the roller bottle with a carrier oil, and rolled it on the back of my neck. Not quite cool enough for my liking, I added 2 more drops to the roller bottle and applied it again to the back of my neck. Finally, relief!
I posted the picture above and a much shorter description on Oils & Spoils Facebook, Twitter and Instagram earlier today, and then I got to thinking about all the ways I use Peppermint essential oil. While Lavender is my favorite essential oil, Peppermint is a close second, due to its versatility. My sweet SIL loves Peppermint in her tea, and I told her I would give her some other ways to use Peppermint.
More Peppermint, Please
Roller Bottle: Add 1 drop per ml and top with carrier oil. For example, add 10 drops to a 10 ml roller bottle.
- Roll on the back of your neck to cool off from the summer heat or your own personal summers (I know, TMI). Roll on the back of your neck.
- Roll on temples and back of neck to ease or eliminate headaches.
- Roll on your tummy to help ease or eliminate aches and/or digestive issues.
Food & Drink
- Add 1 drop to hot cocoa for instant hot mint cocoa.
- Add 5-6 drops to brownie mix for chocolate mint brownies.
Pep It Up: For that mid-afternoon slump or any time you need some instant refreshing, inhale Peppermint directly from the bottle or place a drop in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together once clockwise, cup your hands over your nose and inhale. Whether you inhale the Peppermint from the bottle or your hands, make sure to empty your lungs and fully breathe in the Peppermint, twice. Be careful not to get the Peppermint in your eyes, as it’s a “hot” oil and won’t feel too good. Wash your hands afterward, or better yet, apply a carrier oil to dilute the Peppermint. I had an eye-opening experience this past Monday from rubbing my eyes without realizing I had a smidge of Peppermint on my hands. Not the way I wanted to start the day!
I Can Breathe Clearly Now…I use a couple of drops of Peppermint, along with Lavender and Lemon, day and night in my diffusers for seasonal support. My two terrier-ists love to sleep in my office. The combo helps their breathing, too, and calms them.
These are just a few ways use Peppermint essential oil. I’d love to hear how you use Peppermint and to be able to give my SIL a few extra tips. Please feel free to share in comments.
Oils & Spoils Updates
I’m SO excited that Young Living Essential Oils’ Rutavala Roll-On is one of the freebies with a $250 order. The retail value of this proprietary blend of coconut oil and Ruta, Valerian and Lavender essential oils is a $47.04 retail value. I can always use a blend that is calming and relaxing.
Magnolia & Vine July Specials