10 Uses for Peppermint Oil For Your Health and Around the Home

Peppermint is one of the most popular essential oils nowadays. It’s rich in kinds of nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese and copper.

Like many other essential oils, peppermint oil has many uses for your health, beauty and you can also use it around your home. Following are some popular uses for peppermint oil:

1-Soothe digestive issues

If you have indigestion problems, rub peppermint oil mixed with a carrier oil on your abdomen in a circular pattern, your symptoms will be relieved. And add a few drops into your water, drink it in the morning will also help with digestion during the day.

2-Relieves a rash

To help relieve a rash, mix peppermint oil with some coconut oil and rub into the effected area.

3-Relieves headaches

Also mix peppermint oil with a carrier oil and rubbing on your sinus’ or temples will relieve a tension headache.

4-Helps with hot flashes

Peppermint oil can also help to treat hot flashes by adding a few drops to a spray bottle of cold water and spritz on the area as needed.

5-Relieves stress and relax your body

The refreshing properties of peppermint oil can energize you. Add some drops of peppermint oil in warm water and have bath after a whole day work will release tight muscles and alleviate stress.

6-Improves mental focus

Inhale the scent of peppermint oil during study helps with brain function and increase alertness.

7-Helps to nourish your hair and moisturize it

Peppermint oil has excellent moisturizing properties, it’s a good tool to keep your hair healthy. Simply mixed peppermint oil

8-Kills insects

Peppermint oil acts as a repellent for most insects like mosquitoes, ants, spiders and fleas. You can simply spread some oil around the areas they are entering your house to keep them out of your home. And can also create an insect spray with other ingredients: Mix 12 oz witch hazel with some drops lemon grass oil, tea tree oil, citronella essential oil and peppermint oil, pour it in a spray bottle and spray when required.

9-Reduces bad breath

Peppermint oil helps reduce bad breath effectively, it give the mouth a fresh, cleaning feeling, that’s why this refreshing oil is a popular ingredient for a large majority of toothpastes.

10-Cleans your house

With antifungal and antibacterial properties, peppermint oil is a popular complement to homemade cleaning products. Add a few drops to your homemade spray cleaners and spritz in bathrooms and kitchens.

Sources:
1)draxe.com
2)littlehouseliving.com
3)stylecraze.com
4)globalhealingcenter.com

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