Oh, the smell of peppermint! It’s a refreshing smell on a fall day makes you wanna light a peppermint candle and roll a bit of oil under your nose for continuous pleasure. Peppermint is derived from the water mint plant and spearmint plant. Peppermint is a common flavoring in beverages, toothpaste and cosmetics. Its healing powers range from muscle pain relief to allergy relief. This natural plant can be used to soothe the aching
Muscle pain relief: peppermint is notorious for its ability to ease muscle pain. Many creams and potions can be applied directly to the afflicted area. Give yourself a break. Take about 2 tablespoons of peppermint essential oil and warm it between your hands. Massage the oil into areas in need of relief. This is a great alternative to painkillers if done when the pain is at its lowest tolerance.
Ease your sinus pain: perfect for chilly weather! Peppermint essential oil is potent, but in a calm and soothing way. To ease sinus pain, make a peppermint oil steam. Add 5-10 drops of peppermint oil to a steamy bath. Soak until sinuses feel less congested.
Allergy relief: Peppermint can ease allergy relief. From pollen to mold to dust, peppermint can do the trick. Peppermint acts as an expectorant, meaning it provides relief for allergies, as well as colds, coughs, sinusitis and asthma. Peppermint can loosen phlegm, too!
Bug repellant: Fact: spiders don’t like peppermint. To create a bug repellant, gather the following items: a spray bottle, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil and water. Mix a gracious amount of water into the spray bottle with 10-15 drops of both peppermint and lavender. Spray the plants where spiders like most!
Soothing: when inhaled, peppermint gives off the aura of soothing and meditative. Peppermint leaves can be prepared in a way to create a soothing tea. It’s not just the oil that carries the medicinal properties!
Aids in digestion: peppermint capsules are the go-to for those suffering from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Rather than taking an antibiotic, health practitioners are flocking to peppermint capsules. Peppermint is said to relax muscles in the colon to help release toxins, therefore making a smoother ride out the intestines and colon.
Prevent cracks and breakage during breastfeeding: while still a relatively new concept, peppermint can heal broken skin seen after breastfeeding over a period of time.To use, add a carrier oil to peppermint oil and rub thoroughly on the affected areas. Repeat as necessary.
Decrease symptoms of tuberculosis:New research suggests that inhaling peppermint essential oil can rapidly regress inflammation caused by tuberculosis. Research on this matter is still relatively new, but with continued research, tuberculosis could be prevented with the power of this natural healer.
Smell good from the inside out: peppermint is a common ingredient in toothpaste. With its natural ability to decrease bad breath, peppermint can help clear your respiratory tract. Rubbing peppermint essential oil on your chest can help release tension in the respiratory tract and lead to better smelling breath.