Felice's Essentials: Peppermint Essential Oil

Welcome to my series on how to use my favorite essential oils.

Today, I've got peppermint essential oil for you! Peppermint is one of the most popular oils and you can use it for such a wide variety of ways. Check out 10 easy ways to use peppermint:

1. Boost Your Workout. Rub one drop of peppermint between your hands and then inhale before going for a run or working out. It will increase your oxygen uptake and increase your energy.

2. Calm an Upset Stomach. Rub a drop of peppermint on your stomach or inhale from your hands to calm queasiness. Works great when you feel queasy in the car!

3. Cool Down. If you start to feel over-heated, rub a drop of peppermint on the back of your neck or the inside of your wrists to cool down.

4. Release Head Tension. When head tension strikes, rub a drop of peppermint over your temples. Be careful not to get it in or too close to your eyes!

5. Loosen Up. Mix 2-3 drops of peppermint with some fractionated coconut oil and rub over tense or tight ligaments, like those on the bottom of your feet. 

6. Breathe Easy. If you are bothered by stuffiness, rub a drop of peppermint across your sinuses to help you breathe a little easier.

7. Keep Ants Away. Mix about 20 drops of peppermint with water in a 4oz glass spray bottle. Shake well. Spray anywhere you see ants to keep them away.

8.  Freshen Your Breath. Use a drop of peppermint with lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.

9. Brownie Refresh-mint. Add 4 drops of peppermint to your favorite brownie recipe. Minty yumminess!

10. Keep Kids on Task. Diffuse peppermint (with wild orange, if you'd like) during homework time to keep your kids focused.

How do you use peppermint? Leave your favorite use in the comments!

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