Uses for peppermint oil
Any essential oil should be place in something, whether it is a carrier oil or some other form of liquid.
For massage oils, a 1 percent concentration is recommended, which would equal 1 drop of peppermint essential oil for every teaspoon of carrier oil.
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1Rub 4-6 drops in the palm and rub over stomach and around the navel to relieve indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
2Add a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea to aid in digestion and relieve heartburn.
3Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the area of injury to reduce inflammation.
4Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavoring and a preservative.
5Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold.
6Rub 4 drops of Peppermint oil on chest and stomach to relieve travel sickness.
7Inhale Peppermint oil while taking a test to improve recall.
8Diffuse Peppermint oil in the room while studying to improve concentration and accuracy.
9Place two drops of Peppermint oil on the tongue and rub another drop under the nose to improve alertness and concentration.
10To stop hiccups, apply a drop of Peppermint oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at the base of the neck).
11To relieve a headache, rub a drop of Peppermint oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes) and on the back of the neck. Works well when blended with Lavender, too!
12Massage several drops of Peppermint oil on the abdomen to relieve nausea.
13Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
14For poison ivy or poison oak, apply Peppermint oil on location neat or dilute with V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil.
15Apply a drop of Peppermint oil topically on unbroken skin to stop itching.
16Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to reduce fever.
17If there is a cut, apply the Peppermint oil around (not on) the open wound.
18Apply Peppermint oil immediately to an injured area (bruised shin, hit on the foot or hand) to relieve pain.
19To deter rats, mice, ants or cockroaches, place two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests.
20Mix Peppermint oil in a footbath to relieve sore feet. Keep water agitated while soaking feet.
21Remove ticks by applying a drop of Peppermint oil on a cotton swab and swabbing the tick. Wait for it to unhedge its head and remove from your pet.
22Inhale the fragrance of Peppermint oil to curb the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat.
23Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue to stop bad breath.
24Rub Peppermint oil on joints to relieve arthritis or tendonitis pain.
25Drink a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day.
26To kill aphids, add 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil to 4 ounces of water and spray the plants.
27Place a couple of drops of Peppermint oil in a cup of hot water and enjoy in place of coffee.
28Mix one 15 ml. bottle of Peppermint oil into a 5 gallon can of paint to dispel the fumes.