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Oil Of The Week: Peppermint (Week 3)

I've wanted to learn more about the oils I am using.  I have been doing a number of courses and workshops lately, learning to use essential oils safely in yoga, around pets and in our home.  This has prompted me to want to delve deeper into the individual oils I use.   I'm compiling a list of all the oils I've heard people say that they were loving and that I love, and I am going to study and bring you some information about each one of them.  I hope to bring you a new oil each week.  If I can do that for a year, we will all know much more about fifty two essential oils and their benefits over the next year!  For Week 3 I've chosen Peppermint.  Find out some great ways to use peppermint in your everyday life

Topical Uses:
  • Inhale or apply it to your chest before and during a tough workout for a stimulating scent
  • Apply it topically to fatigued areas following physical activity for a cooling sensation.
  • After a tough workout, dilute a few drops of Peppermint in V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or a carrier oil of your choice, and use it in a refreshing post-workout massage.
Aromatic:
  • Invigorating
  • Helps create a focused environment
  • Purifying and stimulating
Culinary:
  • Include a drop in a tall glass of cool water for a refreshing start to your morning.
  • Blend with your pre-workout drink for an energising start or wind down after your workout with a mint-infused chocolate or vanilla protein shake
  • Use in baking and in a wide variety of desserts
  • Add to food or drink recipes to create another layer of flavour
When to Diffuse:
  • When focus is needed to help study
  • To help wake you up in the morning
  • To help refresh your cool down space after a vigorous workout
  • Add Peppermint to hot bathwater and enjoy the revitalising scent and soothing aromatic steam
  • Create your own home spa! Add Peppermint and Eucalyptus Radiata to hot bath water and enjoy the relaxing, invigorating scent and aromatic steam.
  • Peppermint is in the same family as both Lavender and Rosemary.  Diffuse the oils of these powerful botanicals together for a fresh aroma that uplifts the spirit.
DIY Recipes:

Lavender Mint Bath Salts: Make your own DIY refreshing bath salts with our recipe, using Lavender and peppermint essential oils.

Did You Know?
  • Peppermint is originally from Europe, but 75 percent of the world’s supply is now grown in the United States.
  • One 15-ml bottle of Peppermint essential oil is created by steam distilling 1 pound of the leaves and flowering tops of the peppermint plant.
  • Research indicates that peppermint aroma, inhaled during mental tasks, may help attention, performance and focus (Barker, et al., 2003)
  • Ancient Romans and Greeks used to adorn themselves in crowns made of peppermint plants

 

  • Please note that most of the information here can be found on the Young Living website or comes from my own experience
  • Not all essential oils are of the same quality.  I would only use Young Living oils, especially if using in cooking as suggested above
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