?Calm an Upset Tummy: Just one drop of peppermint oil, rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion or other internal digestive issues.
?Get Rid of Morning Breath: Add a drop of peppermint oil (and a drop of lemon oil) to a shot glass of water and swish in your mouth for a cleaner, less furry-feeling mouth.
?Air Flow: When your sinuses are clogged and your throat is itchy, diffuse peppermint oil or apply topically to your chest to open the airways and get immediate relief.
?Ease Aching Joints: Peppermint oil with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, while you stay warm and dry, cooling your joints.
?Feel Full, Faster: Breathing in the scent of peppermint helps you to feel full faster, preventing overeating.
?Cool Your Heels: Add peppermint oil to a cool compress and use on tired, achy feet after standing all day.
?Central Perk: The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a great alternative to coffee to wake yourself up on a long drive, a late-night cram session, or during your workday.
?Energize Your Suds: Add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner to stimulate your scalp, energize you, and wake up first thing in the morning. It can also help remove lice and dandruff.
?Seasonal Threats Beware: Peppermint oil has the ability to relax the muscles in your body, including the ones that line our airways.
?Chase Away Tension: A few drops of peppermint, dabbed on your neck, temples, and tops of your shoulders can help calm the tension you feel.
?Help Get Kids Focused: The next time your kiddo needs a little help focusing on their homework, try spritzing a little peppermint oil around his study area or on his shirt.
?Seep, Soak, Revitalize: Apply a few drops of peppermint to your chest, soak in a warm bath, and breathe deeply to revitalize and relax after a long day.
?Freshen Your Tea: One drop of peppermint oil will add life to your tea, while calming occasional indigestion.
?Work Out, Even When You Don’t Want To: Use a drop of peppermint oil in your water to wake you up and get you set in your mind for a great workout.
?Avoid the Junk: Diffuse peppermint oil to help calm the urge to snack on junk or sweets.
?Add Another Level to Chocolate: Enhance chocolate in infinite ways: peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint brownies, peppermint bark, peppermint chocolate cake are just a few.
Brisk Confections: Peppermint marshmallows, candy canes, peppermint ice cream, dinner mints, peppermint patties.
?Wintertime Beverages, Year-Round: Peppermint hot chocolate, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint water…
?Wake Up your Mind: Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain, which controls things like emotions and long-term memory.
?Fix the Itch: Apply a drop of peppermint and lavender oils to cool, soothe, and stop skin irritation.
?Theme Park Relief: A few drops rubbed on your stomach can help calm the dizziness from a crazy rollercoaster.
?Travel to the Arctic: When you add a few drops of peppermint oil to your ice water, it improves the taste and gives you an arctic wind in your airways.
?Burrow No More: If you find a tick in your skin, put peppermint oil on a cotton swab and bathe the tick in it. It will stop burrowing and remove its head.
?Pest Removal: Most household bugs don’t like peppermint oil– ants, aphids, beetles, mice, cockroaches, and spiders, too– so add to water in a spray bottle and spritz your baseboards, entryways, and windowsills to help prevent pests.
?Clean Naturally: Peppermint oil is an antifungal and antibacterial so use it in bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere else you need a cleaner clean.
?Sleep like a…– I’d say baby, but we all know they don’t sleep. Anyway, peppermint oil helps activate cold-sensitive receptors in the skin. It may help with insomnia when used this way.
?Quell Apathy: When you need to help someone stop the doom and gloom, ask them to try peppermint oil to stimulate their mental sharpness.
?It’s a State of Mind: Peppermint oil can help restore feelings of normalcy and balance if someone is shocked, stressed, or nervous.
?Tame a Toothache: Peppermint oil can act as natural pain relief and relaxant, especially for occasionally painful gums or teeth.
?Alleviate Internal Strife: When used internally or topically, peppermint is perfect for relief from occasional indigestion or cramping.
?“Marathon in Clogs:” When you feel like you ran a marathon in clogs, use a little peppermint oil during a massage to cool aching feet, joints, and muscles.
?Brain Fog: Peppermint oil can improve blood circulation, leaving you with an awake, energized feeling.
?Go Eight-Leg Free: When you diffuse peppermint in a room, spiders will run. They hate it! It’s safe for pets, babies, and even the spiders themselves!
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