Ah, peppermint. Where do I start?
You might have a love relationship with peppermint if you put it in some water to boost digestive health and relieve gas symptoms.
You might have a love relationship with peppermint if you rub it into your temples when you have a headache, or onto the back of the neck to boost athletic performance or to help relieve stress.
Do you diffuse it into the air to help with mental clarity? Or do you add it to your toothbrush for fresher breath?
Peppermint is so versatile. I like to add it to homemade chocolate or chocolate brownies.
I like to add it to my natural homemade room spray. It pairs well with purification for a homemade bug repellent, another featured oil in this series.
My mother grew this plant in the yard while I was growing up. I loved grazing on the leaves. Later, in my own yard, I was surprised to find out that it’s quite an invasive plant. Be careful to try to limit its root system to a contained space. It will take over. The oil, therefore, can be less expensive than the others. Aim to find the best quality available.
Peppermint tea has been around for years. Make your own by adding a drop of 100% pure therapeutic grade oil marked as a supplement to hot water for the best results.
Remember that in order for these oils to work in your favor, their use must be coupled with a healthy lifestyle. Don’t expect to go out and eat fast food, then come home and try to remedy poor, unhealthy habits. You simply will not reap the benefits. And like many herbal supplements, oils must be used daily to enhance the great health you’re looking for.
Enjoy Earth Day.