If there is a single Young Living oil that I will ALWAYS have on hand, it’s peppermint oil. I really love the variety of YL oil blends but this single is so versatile. That’s probably why so many of the oil blends have peppermint oil IN them!
Here’s a few uses we have had for it:
Hiccups: NOT kidding! My husband has had bouts of uncontrollable hiccups that are not only annoying to him but to me as well. I did a little research and found that if you inhale peppermint oil, they will likely go away. I didn’t believe it. However, after dealing with it long enough, we decided to give it a whirl. Honestly – he held the oil bottle up to his nose, inhaled a couple of times and the hiccups were gone. I’m still not sure how that happened but at least now we know what to use for the next round of them!
Soothing: In my cupboards you will ALWAYS find a crazy amount of peppermint tea. Peppermint is my go-to for my ‘off’ days. When I have a flare-up, set-back, get glutented, whatever… I grab a warm mug of peppermint tea and try to relax. It’s always helpful. I love peppermint oil for the same reason. It is food grade so it can easily be added to drinks (just a drop or two!) – warm teas, coffee, cocoa, milk, water, etc. It’s a great soothing oil for diffusing as well.
Cooking: As I mentioned, this YL oil is ingestible so I love using it in the kitchen. For Christmas, I made a batch of chocolate cupcakes and made a tasty peppermint frosting using a simple blend of my own powdered, organic sugar, organic palm shortening and a couple drops of peppermint oil. SO simple and SO good. (PS: These baking mixes by Paleo Folks are out of this world!! Check them out!) It’s also great as an extra kick for cold drinks like lemon waters, etc.
Sore Muscles: I’ve been making my own coconut oil body butters and adding whatever oils I want/need for a variety of uses and scents. One that we really love is just a simple blend of coconut oil, shea butter and peppermint oil. Originally, I had made it for me to use in the mornings to help me feel a little more energized. However, we quickly learned that it is also great for sore muscles as it has a slight tingling and cooling effect.
Awakening/Invigorating: as in the muscle rub, peppermint oil has a slight tingling effect which makes it great if you need a little extra pick-me-up. I love adding some to shampoo or shower gel for the shower. You can also add it to your hand soap (preferably unscented)!
There are SO many options for this oil. Read more about it here.
Peppermint oil is easily found and inexpensive. Ask me for more details about how to get your hands on Young Living oils (firstname.lastname@example.org)!