Feel Fresh and Stress Less with Peppermint

     For those of you who personally know me, you know that Peppermint is one of my favorite essential oils and I don’t leave home without it. I use it at work, in my home and always carry it in my purse. I love the way it smells, how invigorated it makes me feel – and that it makes my breath smell fresh. As a Massage Therapist, I enjoy placing a drop of it on a tissue then placing that tissue under the face cradle so my clients can inhale it while they are laying face down. This helps to keep their sinuses clear and their breathing deeper. Peppermint is versatile oil and is essential for every home. Peppermint is an antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. Which means, that it helps to get rid of a lot of germs! So, when your feet are a little stinky, place a drop on your feet to help rid the stinky smelling bacteria. It is also a digestive stimulant and pain-reliever.  Peppermint is also one of the oldest known oils that has been traced back to the ancient Greeks, Romans and may have been cultivated by Egyptians.

Some ways to add Peppermint into you daily life:
  • Add a few drops to your favorite massage oil and massage into your sore muscles.
  • Put a few drop onto a cotton ball, then inhale when you are feeling congestive or add a few drops to massage oil and rub onto your chest.
  • Put a drop on the bottom of your feet to provide a cooling and soothing relief to your feet.
  • Add drops to your favorite herbal tea to aid in digestion.
  • Put a drop in your mouth to freshen breath
  • To improve concentration and alertness place 1-2 drops on the tongue.
Mandy’s Soon to be Famous Germ-Killer, Make Your-feet smell great, Foot Spray:
  • 2oz Spray bottle (get from a beauty supply store)
  • 1 oz of Isopropyl Alcohol
  • 1 oz Water
  • 8 drops of Peppermint
  • 6 drops of Eucalyptus
  • 10 drops of Tea Tree
Combine all together, gently stir, then…Spray on Your Feet! Or anyone else’s that stink!!
Did you know…
The term “mint” is from the Greek name Mintha, a mythological nymph transformed into a plant by the goddess Persephone after she learned of her husband Pluto’s love for her.

Caution: Keep away from eyes and dilute before placing on skin.
*This information is intended for Educational purposes and personal, at home use. It is not intended to treat any disease or replace your doctor
Young Living
Essential Oils Desk Reference, 3rd Edition, Essential Science Publishing


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