One of the oldest and well known oil for soothing digestion, peppermint may also support normal digestive efficiency (the whole ability to poop normal thing.). Jean Valnet MD studied peppermintâ€™s supportive effect on the healthy liver and respiratory systems. Awesome for the Morning After The Night Before.
I personally can attest that ants do not like it!Â I put it on the metal threshold of my sliding glass door and the ants stopped their marching into my house.Â I also like to use it to ward off the tempting smells of food which is not good for me.Â Just a little bit of Peppermint under my nose, and that movie popcorn and bakery morsels have no power over me.
My friend calls it the â€œThanksgiving Oilâ€ because she always uses it after eating the annual over-the-top Thanksgiving meal to ward off the feeling of being a stuffed turkey. Put a couple drops in water and make all the kids drink it. No more whining about overwhelmed tummies. Itâ€™s also great for putting on anything they tell you to put ice on before you put the ice on it. Feels like ice on steroids.Â Donâ€™t do this with any open wound, very bad idea. Donâ€™t get it on/in your eyes, thatâ€™s the worst! Donâ€™t ask me how I know that.
How to Use
â€¢ Add a drop of Peppermint Vitality essential oil to herbal tea to soothe digestion. Tastes good too!
â€¢ Apply a drop topically on unbroken skin to stop itching. Seriously helped my daughter stop her endless scratching.
â€¢ Inhale peppermint essential oil before and during a workout to feel better and not so wiped.
â€¢ Place two drops on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose to improve alertness and concentration. Good for boring lectures, classes, long meetings, etcâ€¦.
â€¢ Rub four drops on chest and stomach to relieve travel blahs..
â€¢ Add Peppermint Vitality to food as a flavoring. Just be careful because the oil is seriously concentrated. A little bit makes for a plenty strong candy cane taste.
â€¢ Mix one 15 ml bottle of peppermint essential oil into a five gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes. Nice to banish those chemical smells.
â€¢ Place a few drops in a cup of hot water and enjoy in place of coffee.