Did you know that when you renew your membership with doTERRA they send you a free bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil as a gift?! Yup! I just got my 3rd FREE bottle from them and I get giddy every time. This is just ONE of the perks to having your own account!
I know your sharp math skills just had you calculate that I have had my own account (membership) for 4 years now. That’s right, four years. It was one of the best decisions of my life and I am beyond grateful for allowing myself to say a big HELL YEAH to doing something awesome for my family and I.
So in case you want to know just why I am obsessed with doTERRA’s Peppermint Oil, I will give you the rundown on what the heck you can do with just this ONE pure bottle of this amazing oil.
People have been obsessed with Peppermint since 1000 BC! Dried peppermint leaves were found entombed in ancient Egyptian pyramids. This plant magic goes way back so this isn’t something trendy or a fad. Peppermint is a tried and true gift of the earth that we all can benefit from in multiple ways. Let get to those ways now as I give you some insight and also suggestions for doing the big “swap out” that I know you have been thinking about. That’s right. Swapping out chemical filled, synthetic, and artificial-riddled items with pure, all natural goodness. This impact will be bigger than you can imagine and all it takes is swapping out one thing to get yourself the momentum to do more and more!
Benefits and uses of CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade) Peppermint Essential Oil.
1. Oral Health
Swap out that artificially flavored gum, mint, or candy with Peppermint! Peppermint freshens breathe like nothing else and if you have ever tried doTERRA’s Peppermint you know that I am right. People are always shocked at the potency of one drop of oil and what amazing things it can do.
Swap out mouth rinse with your own quick mix. Mix a drop of Peppermint oil with a drop of Lemon essential oil in some water, sip, and swish it around in your mouth. Peppermint will make your mouth healthy and give it a fresh, minty, tingly, cooling experience.
Peppermint oil is a wonder in the kitchen! Think cooked dishes, baking, and smoothies! Swap out mint extract or leaves with Peppermint oil. I love using the oils in the kitchen because you can keep so many on hand and have a 5 year shelf life. Most recipes call for less than a drop (toothpick it in a recipe) up to a couple drop and with 250 drops per ml bottles you really get good value for your money. You will also be also to use the oils for a wide range of other things. GOOOO MULTI-TASKING OILS!!! Adding Peppermint to brownies is my family’s favorite way to use it in the kitchen! Here is the recipe for our favorite ones! Black Bean Brownie recipe with Peppermint oil
Peppermint oil also turns plain water into a cooling and refreshing treat. When the summer heat seems to overwhelm you, add one drop of Peppermint oil with a cut fruit like strawberries or limes for a deliciously infused water. Peppermint oil makes a healthy addition to any drink because it helps promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, and by adding doTERRA Peppermint oil to something as simple as the water you drink, you encourage healthy respiratory function in your body while simultaneously changing up the flavor to your drinks.
3. Cool & Fresh Feet
Try this do-it-yourself Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion and show your feet how much you appreciate them. This is a simple and light lotion that includes natural ingredients like Peppermint oil and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) oil. After a long day, this DIY lotion can help you unwind and give your feet the delightful cooling sensation they need. For best results, try applying this lotion generously to your feet and then putting socks on before you go to bed. Whipped Foot Lotion with Peppermint oil will not only leave your feet smelling fresh, it will transform your sandpaper heels into a silky dream.
4. Skin Health & Sunburn Support
Peppermint has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, toning, calming, softening, and atiseptic benefits when applied to the skin. This is why it is the perfect choice for an After Sun Spray.
Being outside in the sun can be a great way to get you in a good mood, but sometimes too much sun can quickly end your fun. Try this homemade After Sun Soothing Spray to maintain healthy-looking skin after too much sun. This soothing spray is filled with three powerful essential oils that calm and soothe irritated skin. One of the primary oils used in this spray is Peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is a perfect after-sun essential oil for the same reason it is useful for oral care–its high content of Menthol. Tea Tree (Melaleuca) essential oil and Lavender essential oil are two additional ingredients in this DIY that will improve the appearance of skin.
5. Diffuse it
Looking for a long-lasting way to enjoy the minty freshness of Peppermint oil? Use this simple yet invigorating diffuser blend and enjoy it in your home, office, or classroom. To make this blend, combine two drops of Peppermint oil, three drops of Grapefruit, and two drops of Sandalwood into a diffuser. Using Peppermint oil in your diffuser will produce a cooling, invigorating vapor. Additionally, the grounding and mood-enhancing properties of Sandalwood and the uplifting benefits of Grapefruit will work well with the soothing and relaxing effects of Peppermint oil to produce an energizing and calming aroma that all will enjoy.
6. Muscle & Joint Tension
Peppermint is an all natural muscle relaxant with it’s cooling, invigorating, and antispasmodic properties. Swap at that over the counter stuff with some Peppermint oil mixed in with some coconut oil or unscented lotion.
7. Bug Repellent
So many bugs and critters can’t stand the smell of Peppermint oil. Some creepy crawly’s we are talking about are spiders, mice, cockroaches, ants, mosquito, and lice. Try placing one to three drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and placing it in the corners of your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, laundry room, or wherever you think these unwanted guests might be. Or you can make a spray with Peppermint oil and water and spray around windows, doors, or countertops.
8. Digestive Support
Peppermint can calm tummies by reducing spasms in the colon and relaxing the muscles of your intestines. It also can help to reduce gasiness and bloating. Just rub it on the belly diluted in some coconut oil. The scent of peppermint can ease motion sickness or nausea. Just open the bottle and inhale or place a drop in the palms of your hands and inhale. (Be careful not to get this oil in your eye while doing so and always wash your hands so you don’t forget the oil is on your hand if you wipe your eye.)
9. Itch Relief
It’s cooling properties inhibits itching. Make a roller ball and pop it in your purse or medicine cabinet and be prepared.
10. Headache Support
Peppermint improves circulation, tension relief, and relaxes muscles. Accomplish this by rubbing it on your temples, head, down the back of your neck and behind your ears. It may be just the thing you need to get some sweet relief.
11. Respiratory & Sinus Relief
Peppermint acts as a natural expectorant helping to open airways, clear mucus, and reduce congestion. And I already mentioned that this oil has compounds that are antimicrobial, antiviral, and is an antioxidant so it may help an infection.
12. Seasonal Support
Need to relax those nasal passages? Peppermint can clear the way. Pollen, debris and other nasty things that make you stuffy and feel awful will be given the ole heave ho from your respiratory tract.
13. Natural Upper
Wake up and improve your energy and your performance with Peppermint. Inhaling and diffusing this oil will BOOST you to new levels of energy, improve memory and alertness. I keep a bottle in the car for times I need an little boost on longer car rides (and to help with motion sickness any of my passengers might experience. I am not the world’s great driver at time. #truth)
14. Hair Care
You can make all sorts of DIY recipes using peppermint. Dry shampoo spray, dry shampoo powder, bug deterrent spray for kiddos (maybe teachers want to use this too!), detangler spray just to name a few.
Peppermint may also improve hair growth and prevent some hair loss. Add a drop to your shampoo and give it a try. You will love the cool and invigorating feeling on your scalp.
15. Cooling Spray
This list is just the tip of the iceberg so to speak of ideas. I hope you are inspired to say yes to peppermint!
Renewing your account with doTERRA has the small cost of $25 and the FREE bottle of Peppermint they send you has a $29.33 value!
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Love, Peace, and Lots of Oils,