Featuring a fresh, distinct aroma, Peppermint essential oil is both invigorating and soothing. Learn more about how to use this powerful essential oil in your daily routine, from personal care to homework help to kitchen tips!
Peppermint Essential Oil
Historical Uses for Peppermint
For centuries, Peppermint has been used to aid in digestion. It has also been used to freshen breath and relieve tension.
According to Roman mythology, when Pluto confessed his love for the nymph Mentha, his wife Persephone, in a fit of jealous rage, crushed Mentha into dust. Pluto was unable to change her back but instead turned her into a Peppermint plant with a sweet, fresh aroma that would be released whenever stepped upon.
And, did you know it takes 1 pound of raw peppermint material to make a 15 ml bottle of Peppermint Essential Oil?
From Young Living:
Peppermint Vitality tastes delicious and supports healthy habits. It can support gastrointestinal system comfort, healthy bowel function, normal digestion, enhance healthy gut function, and maintain the digestive tract’s efficiency.* Plus, it may support performance during exercise!*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight management or exercise program.
Aroma and Tips for Blending
- Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves, stems, and flower buds of the Peppermint plant.
- It has a minty and sharp scent that is also pleasantly intense.
- It is considered a middle note when blending with other oils.
- This essential oil blends well with Lavender and Rosemary as they are in the same family. It also blends well with Sage, Geranium, and Tea Tree essential oils.
- Peppermint essential oil can be used for topical, aromatic, and internal applications.
- Peppermint for internal use can be found using Young Living’s Vitality line of essential oils.
Tips & Recipes for Using Peppermint Essential Oil
- Peppermint essential oil is is safe for most users, however, it should be used with caution on sensitive skin. Avoid using on children under 5 years old.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult with your physician before using Peppermint essential oil.
- We suggest applying Peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil to help it stay on the skin longer for a more long-lasting effect.
- Use Peppermint to create a spa experience at home by mixing up a batch of our:
- We put the cooling sensation of Peppermint to work in our Muscle Relief Massage Oil that’s perfect for soothing sore muscles after a workout or sports practice.
- Peppermint is also a key player for a gentle cooling effect in our Soothing After Sun Spray.
- Enjoy fresh, kissable breath by making our Homemade Peppermint Mouthwash part of your daily routine.
- We also combined Peppermint and Lemon essential oils to create a diffuser blend that’s energizing and centering at the same time. It’s perfect for after-school homework sessions or times when you need to really concentrate. See all 6 Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Focus.
- Peppermint Vitality essential oil tastes amazing in food recipes like:
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