Sunday, January 19, 2014


Peppermint has become one of the most-used oils in my stash. I initially started using it to make my water taste interesting, because anything to get me to drink more water is worth it, but I have found many other uses:

Breathing in peppermint is an effective way to kill coughy/sneezy junk quickly. Putting it on the back of the neck and on the hands is a good way to keep the fragrance close. I like to put my pepperminty hands over my nose and take a deep breath. Combine with lavender for an added boost.

Combine peppermint, lemon, and lavender together in a capsule for allergy relief. 

(See the post on allergies for more details.)

Rubbing straight peppermint on the stomach area kills that queasy, nauseous feeling quickly. It burns a little bit, much like Icy Hot. Also, put a drop on your tongue or finger, and hold on the roof of your mouth for 10-20 seconds.

Acid Reflux
Put a drop in water or tea, and drink after an acidic meal. Put a drop on your tongue or finger, and hold on the roof of your mouth. 

Also, rub a drop over your esophagus area or stomach or wherever you're feeling the burn.

Use by itself or with lavender. Put a drop on the back of your neck, and rub some on the temples. Don't get close to your eyes!

I have read about other uses, but these are the ones that I have experienced firsthand. More to come soon!

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