Just to recap on all the oils we’ve covered so far: Lavender, Frankincense, and Lemon. Next up, Peppermint! Another staple to have when getting started with essential oils. Many of my favorite ways to use Peppermint are listed above in the picture but here are some other ways we like to use it in our house:
– place 1-2 drops in a cup of hot water then with a towel over your head inhale!
– place 1-2 drops in an empty vegetable capsule and take internally. Our favorite is Peppermint mixed with Young Living’s DiGize blend which is also great for tummy support.
– add a drop under your tongue followed by a glass of water.
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Peppermint is considered a “hot” oil which means it has a warming sensation associated with it. You always want to dilute it if applying to your body topically. It does not have to be diluted; however, if you use it internally such as applying a drop on your tongue or adding it to your water.
Also, make sure to not get the oil into your eyes or onto any other sensitive area of the body. If that does happen though, make sure to use a carrier oil to dilute it down and not water. Water will only drive the oil in further and aggravate the area more.