5 Peppermint Essential Oil Uses

Kokokahn is spreading the spirit of the season with 5 peppermint essential oil uses!

5 Peppermint Essential Oil Uses

1. Cheerful Mood

Perhaps nothing expresses the holidays as cheerfully as peppermint essential oil!  Which is why we put this at the top of our peppermint essential oil uses list.  The distinctively uplifting scent brings to mind candy canes, sweet holiday smells of delight, and naturally inspires a festive mood.

  • Add 5 drops to a diffuser to add a festive holiday spirit
  • Add a few drops to a PET spray bottle of water, and spread the joy by misting rooms and hallways.
  • Add 3-4 drops to air vent filters in your home to support a cheerful mood

2. Concentration and Focus

The delicious aroma is so exceptionally balancing, energizing, and invigorating — helping to improve concentration, focus, and rejuvenation all season —  we had to include it as one of the 5 peppermint essential oil uses!

  • Add 5 drops to a diffuser to energize and stimulate the mind
  • Add 1 drop to a cotton ball and keep on your work desk to help you concentrate and focus

3. Soothe Achy Muscles

The excitement of the season can often cause anxiety and fatigue that make joints and muscles sore and heads ache with tension. The deeply penetrating cool relief of peppermint essential oil can help restore your holiday spirit!

  • Add 5 drops to 2 tablespoons jojoba oil and gently massage into achy muscles and joints
  • Add 3 drops to 2 tablespoons jojoba oil and rub on temples and back of neck

4. Respiratory Support

With all the respiratory discomfort that comes with winter this is the perfect time to bring up the antiseptic qualities — another of the 5 peppermint essential oil uses that is so helpful for soothing congestion, sinuses and chest discomfort.

  • Add 1 drop in a bowl of steaming water and steam with a towel over your head for 2 to 5 minutes to help break up congestion
  • Add 3-4 drops to a carrier oil for a supporting chest rub

5. Digestive Comfort

Tummies can get a little out of sorts through the holiday season, but peppermint essential oil can help keep things on track!

  • Add 5 drops to 2 Tablespoons aloe gel and rub on upset tummies
  • Add 1 drop to a cotton ball and inhale deeply to soothe upset tummies
  • Add 5 drops to a diffuser to help aide digestion and help avoid nausea

A few safety notes to keep in mind when using peppermint essential oil.

  • Peppermint is VERY strong. Always use small amounts in a carrier oil or gel when applying topically.
  • It is too strong for children under 5 and not recommended to be used with them.
  • It is too strong during pregnancy.
  • It can be skin irritating
  • It is stimulating and energizing. Best used during the day and NOT before you go to bed.
  • It may antidote homeopathic remedies

What is your favorite way to use peppermint essential oil?

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