6 Ways Peppermint Essential Oil Can Naturally Invigorate and Improve Your Life

Learn how to get the most out of versatile peppermint oil.
6 Ways Peppermint Essential Oil Can Naturally Invigorate and Improve Your Life

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) Essential Oil awakens and refreshes the mind, body, and spirit. Our peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from organically grown, crisp, fragrant peppermint leaves that are carefully cultivated in small, sun-kissed fields dotting the Italian countryside.

We love using peppermint essential oil for:

  • Digestive Support
  • Pain & Inflammation Relief
  • Mental Clarity & Focus
  • Antibacterial
  • Boosting the Immune System
  • Healthy Lung & Airway Support

The deliciously green Mentha x piperita leaves create a strong, herbaceous, minty essential oil that is a perfect choice for formulating enchanting, refreshing blends.

1. Digestive Support

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One of the most common uses for Peppermint essential oil is to help calm an upset stomach and ease nausea. Combine a few drops of peppermint and ginger essential oils in an inhaler, and you'll feel better in no time.

Digestive Support Recipes

2. Pain & Inflammation Relief

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We love using peppermint essential oil to help relieve sore muscles, reduce muscle tension, and provide headache and migraine relief. Whether you've been out shopping, skiing, trekking up a mountain, or just sitting too long at your desk, peppermint is an excellent oil to help resolve many kinds of pain and inflammation. Peppermint essential oil cools and relieves. If you want more of an icy/hot effect, you can easily combine peppermint essential oil with warming oils  such as black pepper or clove bud for a cooling and warming synergy.

 Pain & Inflammation Recipes

3. Mental Clarity & Focus

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Peppermint essential oil is a lovely, natural mental stimulant and incredibly uplifting! Whether you are studying for a final exam, moving mountains to meet a deadline, or simply feel exhausted, this oil will help provide mental clarity and focus. We love adding a couple drops to a roller bottle along with grapefruit essential oil and a nourishing carrier oil, then dabbing this blend on our temples and wrists to brighten and refresh the mind.

Mental Clarity & Focus Recipes

4. Antibacterial

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Peppermint essential oil is wonderful when looking to reduce the presence of unwanted bacterial, fungal, or viral pathogens. This essential oil helps keep those pesky germs at bay! A couple drops in your diffuser is deliciously minty and helps keep the air fresh and clean! Peppermint essential oil is a fabulous choice when crafting DIY cleaning products for use in your bathroom, kitchen, and on floors.

 Antibacterial Recipes

5. Boosting the Immune System

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When you're stressed and tired, this often puts additional stress on our immune systems and leaves us at risk for colds, flu, and other infections. Especially during cold and flu season, it is a wonderful idea to use peppermint essential oil to help boost the immune system and keep our systems running smooth. Any recipe with peppermint essential oil included is going to help boost and stabilize a compromised immune system. Try using this natural hand gel several times throughout the day to help with immune support as well as to keep those unwanted germs away.

Immune Boosting Recipes

6. Healthy Lung & Airway Support

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Peppermint essential oil is cooling and calming, making it useful when one is experiencing less than ideal lung and/or airway function. We often reach for this essential oil when we have a cough or congestion relating to a cold, the flu, or seasonal allergies.

Healthy Lung & Airway Support Recipes

General Safety Tips

Peppermint essential oil is a stronger essential oil due to its chemical composition. We recommend using a maximum of 1-2% dilution when using topically. Additionally, we recommend avoiding use with children under the age of 5 (although peppermint hydrosol can be a wonderful alternative for kids or those who are more sensitive to this oil). We also recommend using this essential oil within its recommended 5-year shelf-life for the maximum therapeutic benefit.

Looking for additional safety information pertaining to essential oils and their use? Check out Chapter 2 of our Learning Guide "A beginner's guide to using essential oils safely & effectively".

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Karen Williams

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Hi, my name is Karen Williams. As a professional aromatherapist, I love to create amazing blends that inspire and promote a healthier lifestyle. I got my start many years ago as a registered nurse working in the hospital system. But along the way I knew something was missing. I wanted to help people more holistically. Then, I discovered essential oils, and my approach to life changed forever. Now, I’ve made it my mission to share what I’ve learned about aromatherapy with my friends, family, and the world. Because - life is so much better with health, happiness, and community. 

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