10 Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

This week we are talking about Peppermint essential oil. As you learn more about this oil, I thought it would be good to describe it. I would say it’s a strong, clean, fresh and minty aroma that may soother and uplift.  Interesting tidbit, peppermint oil is one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion.

Peppermint Oil Benefits

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So what kind of benefits does peppermint essential oil provide? Here are the most common:

Ability to Improve Concentration and Mental Sharpness

Place 2 drops on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.

Ability to Directly Affect the Brain’s Satiety Center – Which Triggers a Sensation of Fullness after a Meal

Diffuse or inhale mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.

Positive Effect on Exercise Performance

According to a recent study in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, peppermint oil may have a positive effect on exercise performance. Read our news release to learn more about this study.

Flavor Water and Food

Peppermint can also be used to enhance the flavor of food and water. 

Relive Head Pressure

Rub one drop on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.

Energy

Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.

Minor Stomach Discomfort

Inhale or rub a drop on your abdomen to soothe minor stomach discomfort.

Remove Gum

Does your kid have gum stuck in their hair? Did you happen to sit on gum and now it’s stuck to your jeans? Try using a dab of peppermint oil and brush the gum right out!

Supportive Effects on the Liver

Read Jean Valnet, MD, study on peppermint’s supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Read the report.

Supportive Effects on the Respiratory System

Read Jean Valnet, MD, study on peppermint’s supportive effect on the liver and respiratory systems. Read the report. 

Do you have any tips to share on how to use Peppermint essential oil? If so, please leave a comment.

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