Essential oils are oils that have been extracted from the leaves, stems, or roots of various plants. They have many therapeutic and practical uses. When choosing products, look for pure, therapeutic grade oils, which are suitable for ingestion or for use on skin. These are better quality and safer than the oils you will find at a health food store listed as fragrance or aromatherapy grade.
Peppermint is one of the most popular and useful oils. Let’s take a look at some of the uses and benefits of peppermint oil. Be mindful that a tiny amount goes a very long way.
A pure therapeutic or food grade oil of peppermint can be added to desserts, such as ice cream or mint brownies. It can also be added to beverages and smoothies.
An easy way to help clear air ways is to diffuse peppermint essential oil and inhale it. You can also place a couple of drops in a bowl of steaming water, cover your head with a towel, and breathe the steam in several times a day.
This oil can be added to soaps, shampoos, and toothpaste for a more potent cleaning experience. Peppermint oil is often added to pure castile soap for helping to relieve a dry scalp or irritated skin. Adding a drop to warm water makes a wonderful mouth rinse and breath freshener.
One of the best benefits of peppermint oil is as a digestive aid. It is known to ease an upset stomach, reduce bloat, occasional indigestion. You can add a drop of this pure essential oil to your water bottle to sip on throughout the day if you have stomach discomfort. It has qualities. And, it is energizing if you are feeling under the weather.
Repellant and Cleaner
Add essential oil of peppermint to white vinegar to clean bathroom surfaces. Place a few drops on your clothing to repel insects.
If you are familiar with oils, you may know that different ones can be combined to make potent remedies and recipes for keeping you healthy and your home clean. Diffused oils can enhance your mood and the atmosphere of your home or office.