Everyday Oils: Peppermint


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Young Living Everyday Oils: Peppermint

 Everyday Oils: Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae (mint)

Plant Origin: North America, Mediterranean area, Great Britain

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves and stems.

Properties: one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for supporting normal digestion, including promoting healthy intestinal function and gastrointestinal system comfort.

(Source:  ”Chapter 4, Single Oils.” Essential Oils Pocket Reference. Comp. Gary Young. 5th ed. N.p.: Life Science, n.d. 97. Print.)

How is It Used?

  • Inhale peppermint essential oil, dilute with two parts carrier oil and apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
  • Inhaling throughout the day may curb the desire to snack.
  • Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel. 
  • Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.
  • Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
  • Caution: Do not use on children younger than 30 months.

 

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Peppermint-Chocolate Body Butter Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. •1/2 c. Cocoa Butter
  2. •1/4 c. Coconut Oil
  3. •1/4 c. Carrier Oil (use a light oil such as Sweet Almond)
  4. •10-20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Instructions
  1. 1.Place cocoa butter, coconut oil and jojoba oil in a glass bowl or measuring cup inside a saucepan. The saucepan should have enough water in it that the water touches the bottom of your glass double boiler, but doesn’t spill out.
  2. 2.Over medium heat, whisk the oils together until they are melted and combined.
  3. 3.Mixture will be semi-clear when ready.
  4. 4.Refrigerate melted oils for an hour or until solid.
  5. 5.With a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the oils until they are fluffy like whipped cream. Add essential oils and beat to incorporate.
  6. 6.Fill your desired container with the whipped body butter and refrigerate another hour.
Notes
  1. This body butter will keep about 6 months at room temperature. It may soften in warm weather because of the coconut oil. If this happens it can be stored in the refrigerator.
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Young Living Everyday Oils: Peppermint

This is part of a series about the Everyday Oils collection that comes in Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit. Get started with essential oils here.

Read about the rest of the Starter Kit Oils:

Disclaimer: None of the statements in this post have been evaluated by the FDA.

Furthermore, none of the statements in this post should be construed as dispensing medical advice, or making claims regarding the cure of diseases.

You should consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement, dietary, or exercise program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing medical conditions.

 

 

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