Definitely in my top 5 essential oils, peppermint oil is one of the most versatile to use around the home. This should be a staple essential oil in every home! It has natural antimicrobial properties and is perfect for household cleaning.
While I never recommend ingesting essential oils except under the supervision of a trained professional, peppermint essential oil has an amazing calming effect on the body. It has the ability help with digestive issues as well as reducing the symptoms of nausea and the severity of headaches. It has also long been used in relieving dental pain.
Mix peppermint oil with a carrier oil such as almond or coconut oil and rub onto sore or cramping muscles. You can also use on your stomach to help ease digestive pain.
Use peppermint oil in your diffuser to provide relief for provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis and to provide a natural energy lift.
Personally I like to use peppermint essential oil in my homemade surface spray. Place 30 or so drops into a spray bottle with a quarter cup of white vinegar and top with distilled water.
If you are lucky enough to grow your own peppermint, you can distill your own peppermint vinegar cleaner by distilling a quarter cup of dried peppermint and one cup of white vinegar in a glass jar. Seal and leave in a warm sunny spot. After 10 days strain your vinegar. This blend should be used in a 1:3 water solution and can be used for any of your household cleaning. Once you start to replace the toxic chemicals from your environment you will notice just how irritating they are to our bodies when you do come in contact with them!
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