Updated: Jul 11, 2020
Peppermint is one of the oldest herbs used in natural medicine. It has been used for centuries to soothe digestive difficulties, freshen breath and relieve colic, gas, headaches, heartburn and indigestion. This oil is purifiying and stimulates the conscious mind. Peppermint also has anti-parasitic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiviral properties.
I always keep a bottle of peppermint essential oil in my purse to use when I feel a headache coming on, and it knocks it right out! I especially love peppermint when my stomach feels a little off as it soothes digestive upset almost instantly. Peppermint is also a great pick-me-up when I'm feeling tired or lacking focus. It is wonderful to breathe in to help open up my sinuses during allergy season.
10 Reasons to Start Using Peppermint Oil
Relieves headaches and migraines naturally.
Anti-nausea properties. Soothes the digestive system as a whole.
Eases muscle pain and cramps.
Improves mental focus.
Boosts energy and invigorates your mood.
Can help unclog sinuses.
Reduces the desire for the munchies.
Stimulates the scalp when a few drops are added to shampoo.
Helps with acne and skin problems.
As you can see, peppermint is clearly far more reaching than an ingredient in your tic tacs! It offers relief from pain, improves mental clarity, soothes stomach and digestive issues, gives your day a minty boost of energy, and so much more!