Peppermint Essential Oil
The peppermint plant is actually a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linneaus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Peppermint is a “cool” oil and can be applied topically for a refreshing sensation. Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
10 Ways to Use Peppermint
1. OPEN AIRWAYS!
Add 1 drop of Peppermint to palms of hands and inhale to immediately open up airways and relieve congestion.
2. COOL DOWN!
Apply Peppermint to the back of neck to instantly cool the body temperature down and help with mild fevers and hot flashes. When applying to children, dilute in coconut oil.
3. BREATH FRESHENER!
Either put a drop of Peppermint directly under the tongue to freshen breath or add to a little water and swish!
4. HOMEWORK HELPER!
Inhale Peppermint or diffuse to improve focus, awaken the senses, and promote memory recall.
5. TENSION RELIEF!
Apply Peppermint to the temples and back of the neck to relieve head and neck tension and minor headaches.
6. TUMMY TAMER!
Add a drop of Peppermint and rub over the belly to soothe digestive discomfort.
Whenever your energy is low and you need a quick boost, simply inhale Peppermint to invigorate your mind and awaken your senses.
8. FIRST TRIMESTER SUPPORT!
Inhale Peppermint to relieve morning sickness associated with pregnancy or occasional nausea.
9. AFTERNOON SLUMP!
Diffuser or inhale equal parts Peppermint, Wild Orange, and Frankincense to support a positive mood and to improve focus and energy.
10. INSTANT STRESS RELIEF!
Apply a drop of Peppermint and Lavender to neck and shoulders to melt away tension and stress from the day.