Peppermint essential oil

Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits
How to use peppermint essential oil in prepping

Peppermint Essential Oil: why not call it prepper-mint?
Peppermint essential oil is an effective home remedy for
improved dental health, digestion and even hair growth! But wait,
that's not all... what preppers will find interesting is that
peppermint essential oil will shoo away rodents, spiders and
insects, and can even improve morale, help you with allergies or
deal with menstruation, increases energy and so much more.

Mentha piperita, otherwise known as peppermint essential oil, is
among the most popular of essential oils in the United States,
especially to those just starting out in aromatherapy. And it's no
wonder as the aroma "menthol" not only improves breath, but
heals digestive tract, fights cancer and so much more. It's the
menthol in peppermint oil that acts as analgesic, reduces
inflammation and is also a powerful antioxidant and

If you haven't already, now's the time to start prepping with
peppermint essential oils!

How to use peppermint essential oils in

#1: Improved Dental health.
Likely you brush with a peppermint toothpaste and there's good
reason. With peppermint oil not only do you get fresh breath, but
also improves dental health. Peppermint has a bacteria-fighting
qualities to limit tooth decay, and has menthol to help numb the
pain. (
Menthol is a known analgesic.)

  • How to use peppermint essential oil for dental health: Dr.
    Axe in the video below, suggests making a natural
    toothpaste of equal parts baking soda and coconut oil (one
    tablespoon of each), then mixing it with approximately 20
    drops of food grade peppermint essential oil.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil for fresh breath: Put
    a single drop of peppermint essential oil in a glass of
    mineral water. Doing so can also aid in better digestive
    health, which is #2 reason to prep with peppermint essential

#2: Better digestive health.
A dietary supplement of peppermint essential oil can help you
maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

That peppermint essential oil helps aids digestion is astounding,
but did you know that peppermint essential oil also helps
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? In the abstract printed by the U.
S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, its
says that "peppermint essential oil is a safe and effective short-
term treatment for IBS." It's that that peppermint essential oil
does this by "increasing blood flow to the follicular dermal papilla
cells," as the report highlights.

The agency has other reports about how peppermint essential oil
soothes your belly and alleviates digestive discomfort. In fact,
peppermint essential oil can help soothe and cool your digestive
track in many ways.

Peppermint essential oil:
  • treats irritable bowel syndrome
  • leaky gut
  • flatulence (it's a known carminative ~ or natural drug that
    relieves farting).
  • alleviates constipation (it's a known gastric stimulant)
  • relieves nausea and vomiting associated with motion

  • How to use peppermint essential oil for better digestive
    health: Buy food grade peppermint oil.

#3: Helps grow hair!
Who knew that peppermint essential oil helps grow hair? We
didn't make that up! It's a published fact! According to scientific
proof, "Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs."
The abstract printed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine,
National Institutes of Health

#4: Supports immunity.
The active composition of carvacrol helps fight bacteria to
promote a healthy immune system.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil to boost immunity:

#5: Relieves allergies
That peppermint essential oil is effective as an allergy relief may
be surprising, but it is! Of course, peppermint can also relieve
mild asthma attacks.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil for food allergies. For
    food allergies, peppermint essential oil shines! Dr. Josh Axe
    recommends, you "Take 1–2 drops of lemon or peppermint oil
    internally to relieve the symptoms of a food allergy." It's one
    of the top five essential oils for allergies he recommends.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil for nasal allergy
    relief: Use a diffuser with water and add a few drops of
    peppermint essential oil. Alternatively, you can simply rub a
    few drops of peppermint essential oils in the palm of your
    hand and rub them together, then cup your hands to inhale.
    As well, lavender essential oil inhalation suppresses allergic
    airway inflammation. If peppermint essential oil is too
    overpowering for the diffuser, try combining the two.

#7: Stress relief.
Peppermint is invigorating, but it also provides a sense of relief
from stress.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil for stress relief:

#8: Increased energy.
Peppermint essential oil surely will awaken the senses. Indeed,
peppermint has been linked to improved exercise performance in
a study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine,
National Institutes of Health likely for this reason.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil to increase your
    energy: You need only smell peppermint essential oil or
    diffuse it to increase your energy. Women may enjoy wearing
    a diffusing necklace and infuse it with peppermint oil to feel
    envigorated throughout the day.

#7: Improved respiratory function (open airways).
Peppermint essential oil can really help open the airways.
Peppermint Essential Oil helps improve lung capacity and
inhalation ability, as published by the U.S. National Library of
Medicine, National Institutes of Health, in the aforementioned
benefit of boosted energy levels.

Conditions that will benefit from the improved respiratory function
  • allergies - peppermint essential oil can open the sinuses to
    help you breath better during allergy season.
  • asthma
  • bronchitis

  • How to use peppermint essential oil for allergies. You
    need only a drop under the tongue, in mineral water or
    rubbing directly on the neck to get the benefits for allergies,
    according to Dr. Axe.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil to open the airways:
    Dr. Axe suggests using peppermint essential oil with
    eucalyptus essential oil as a natural vapor rub. The recipe is
    simple: a tablespoon of coconut oil mixed with five drops of
    eucalyptus essential oil and peppermint essential oil and rub
    the mixture on the chest.

#8: Help eliminate headaches.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil to get rid of
    headaches: Mix three drops of peppermint essential oil with
    three drops of lavender essential oil and then rubbing the
    mixture on your neck, can allevieat headaches according to
    Dr. Axe.

#9: Relieves muscle tension.
As a muscle rub or to soothe aching joints or arthritis, peppermint
essential oil does an amazing job. It provides an analgesic effect
that's numbing and yet refreshing. It can cool you down after a
workout as well as a spritzer.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil as a muscle rub: Dr.
    Josh Axe suggests mixing peppermint essential oil with
    Frankincense. The two work in concert to provide comforting
    relief after a workout. If you have sensitive skin you should
    dilute it with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil.

Remember to wash hands as peppermint oil on the hands, could
rub into your eyes and cause severe pain.

#10: Menstruation.
Peppermint essential oil even works to reduce pain associated
with cramping. Dr. Josh Axe, (DNM, DC, CNS is a certified doctor
of natural medicine, doctor of chiropractic and clinical nutritionist)
seven natural remedies for menstrual cramps, and
among them he recommends you apply ylang ylang oil, lavender
oil and peppermint oil with a warm compress to reduce pain. Try
lavender essential oil for relief of symptoms associated with
menstruation, such as cramps.

#11: Insect repellent (mosquitoes, fleas and lice).
Peppermint essential oil acts as an effecitve insect repellent,
especially with mosquitoes and fleas, but also with headlice.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil as an insect repellent:
    Depending on the insect, peppermint essential oil is usually
    combined with other essential oils, such as citronella or
    lavender essential oil.

Spiders aren't considered insects (they are arachnids), but you
can get rid of the just the same with peppermint essential oil as
you would to get rid of (spiders).

#12: Gets rid of spiders!
Peppermint essential oil gets rid of spiders. If you find a spider
web, spray peppermint essential oil in the area and your itsy
bitsy spider will go away. And it's not just arachnids that dislike
peppermint essential oil. You can repell insects, too.

  • How to use peppermint essential oil to get rid of spiders:
    Add several drops of peppermint essential oil to a very small
    spray bottle. Spray in areas where you've seen spiders. They
    won't return.

#12: Makes rodents find a new home.
Want to get rid of mice and rats? Peppermint oil is almost poison
for them. It literally burns their nostrils! They will stay away.

  • How to use peppermint oil to get rid of rodents: Add a
    couple of potent drops of 100% peppermint oil to a cotton
    swab. A few well placed cotton balls are all you need. Set
    them in the usual places, such as cracks in the wall, along
    the corridors of the cement where they may scatter about.
    You can also mix a tablespoon of peppermint oil to a cup of
    water and spray, but be sure to have those cotton balls in
    place as your major deterrent.

Medical uses of peppermint essential oil
There has been censorship in regards to Ebola and peppermint oil
as a medicine. It is well documented that peppermint oil helps
herpes (HSV)! This essential oil is capable to exert a direct
virucidal effect on HSV! Here is the
abstract on the virucidal effect
of peppermint oil, the essential oil of Mentha piperita, against
herpes simplex virus, which was examined.

Happy endings...
Peppermint essential oil is among the most basic essential oils
for your essential oil medicine cabinet.

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Warnings about essential oils and pregnancy: As with all essential oils, do not use internally
unless you have express approval from a certified practioner. Essential oils for consumption must
be food grade and are taken with caution only and never during pregnancy. Consult with a
physician or healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant or are nursing. Also, do not use essential
oils in eyes or on eyelids, and keep of reach of children.
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