Friday, August 21, 2015

Peppermint Power

Peppermint oil is amaze.  Another one of my favorites, obviously :)

Young Living's Peppermint is grown & distilled at our farm in Mona, Utah.  It takes 1 pound of raw peppermint material to make one 15ml bottle of Peppermint oil!  Peppermint oil is another one of the "hot" oils so make sure to dilute when putting it on your skin - especially on kids!

Peppermint is one of the most highly regarded herbs for soothing and restoring digestive efficiency.  Just rub a drop or two (diluted) onto your abdomen to soothe discomforts.  Or if tummy troubles are a regular occurrence for you, you could carry a roller bottle of pre-diluted peppermint oil in your bag/purse/car and roll it on when needed.  Di-Gize, another Young Living oil which comes in the Premium Starter Kit, is also wonderful for digestion either used by itself or paired with Peppermint.  

Peppermint has also been shown to improve concentration and mental alertness.  Place a drop under your tongue, in your glass of water, or diffuse it with some lemon & lavender.  Very uplifting and energizing!  

Peppermint can also be used to flavor food & beverage - add a couple drops to your brownie batter or glass of tea!  

It can also be used to relieve head pressure.  I've been using it successfully this way for the past few months.  The tension in my head releases minutes after rubbing a little diluted peppermint oil onto my temples.  

Another way I've personally used Peppermint oil successfully is by adding 1 drop to a mug of warm water and holding it under my nose - wow! - talk about opening your sinuses right up.  Such relief when you're under the weather to finally be able to breathe again.  Diffusing Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint together is also a wonderful way to control those seasonal sniffles & sneezes.  It's safe and effective for the whole family!  

Peppermint is great when massaged into aching muscles.  Helps relieve muscle tension after a hard workout.  Pair it with PanAway (another oil in the Starter Kit) for an even bigger punch!

Peppermint is extremely cooling.  Make up a spray bottle with Peppermint oil & water or witch hazel and take with you to the park, pool, or sporting events for immediate relief from the heat.  I have also used Peppermint oil successfully when the need arises to lower my children's body temperatures.  A very safe and effective way to offer relief to your kids!

A drop of Peppermint oil on your tongue can ease travel-induced queasiness as well as freshen your breath :)

As you can see, the possibilities are endless! 

Try it out!

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