If you’re like most of us at Young Living, Peppermint essential oil is already one of your favourites. Whether you’re looking for a burst of fresh fragrance, an energising early-morning scent, or an end of day cooling addition to a foot rub, a few drops of Peppermint oil always seem to do the trick. Just in case you need a few more reasons to love this minty aroma, here are 16 simple uses for Peppermint oil to try!
- Chill out after a long day
Dilute 1 drop of Peppermint with 4 drops of Young Living V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or another carrier oil; then rub on your temples, forehead or the back of your neck, avoiding eyes. You’ll feel a soothing, cooling sensation, courtesy of menthol constituents and menthyl acetate.
YL tip: Can you put Peppermint oil directly on the skin?
We recommend starting out using Peppermint essential oil diluted 1:4 with a carrier oil. If you want to use it undiluted, do a patch test of 1 drop to see how it feels on your skin. If you experience a reaction to the oil, dilute the oil with a 1:4 ratio of carrier oil and try another patch test.
- Your go-to Summer essential oil
Holiday booked? Pop Peppermint essential oil in your travel bag, for a soothing skin treat after a day in the sun. Simply apply a few drops of Peppermint and Lavender to aloe vera gel.
- Freshen carpets
Freshen old carpets by making a simple carpet powder to eliminate odours. Use 1 cup of baking soda and 20-30 drops of Peppermint essential oil. We love the purifying scent of Kunzea with Peppermint’s bright aroma.
- Add Cool Azul ™ to help cool-down
Peppermint is the main ingredient in the Cool Azul line of products! Massage tired muscles with Cool Azul Sports Gel after a tough workout.
- Stay hydrated
Stay hydrated by adding a few drops of Peppermint Plus culinary oil to your water bottle for an extra refreshing zing. One or two drops per 500 ml bottle adds a flavoursome kick and makes your daily 6-8 glasses of water recommendation, that much more exciting.
YL tip: Can you drink Peppermint oil in your water?
Peppermint Plus culinary oil is labelled for internal use, so it is a great addition to your daily water intake.
- Sweeten your breath
Put a drop of Peppermint Plus culinary oil on your tongue to freshen your breath and get rid of any trace of those garlic-flavoured kale chips you ate at lunch! Get date night ready in seconds with this minty essential oil. It’s an easy go-to breath fresher, you’ll use time and time again.
- Stimulate your scalp
Add 3 drops of Peppermint essential oil to your shampoo in the morning and massage into your scalp for 2 minutes for an easy and energising way to start the day.
- Remix your favourite recipes
Use Peppermint Plus culinary oil to add a refreshing twist to a pitcher of lemonade.
- Soak in the fresh aroma
Add 5 drops of Peppermint directly to bath water and enjoy an invigorating soak. Blend with zesty Lemon, Orange or sweet Ylang Ylang for an extra burst of freshness.
- Add to hot water
Add a drop or two of Peppermint Plus culinary oil to a mug of hot water for a comforting treat. This simple infusion is ideal after a long day and is an alternative to your everyday tea or coffee.
- Take it on the go.
Pack Deep Relief™ Roll-On in your purse for some simple self-care on the go. Our pal Peppermint is the main ingredient and contributes to the cooling sensation!
- Create a cooling chest rub
Mix a drop of Peppermint with a small amount of V-6® Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex and rub it onto your chest for a cooling sensation.
- Cool off on a hot day
When it gets warmer you may like to try two drops of Peppermint oil on a cold, damp washcloth. It’s perfect for the back of your neck, your forehead, or your chest.
- Turn sweets into something special
Infuse your baked goods with a drop of Peppermint Plus culinary oil.
- Freshen funky workout gear
Smelly gym bag or stinky shoes? Mix 60 ml of water and 6 drops of Peppermint in a spray bottle for a quick gym bag odour eliminator! Add Young Living Purification® essential oil or Lemon for a fruity kick.
- Shake up your morning shower.
Put 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil and 2 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata on a washcloth and put it on the shower floor just out of the direct stream of water. The steam will surround you with the benefit of an invigorating aroma!
How will you use Peppermint essential oil?