What else can I do with Peppermint Essential Oil?

Hello there!  It’s been ages since I’ve posted, but I have a good reason.  I promise.  I am back in college, and work on my school work after a full-time day job.  So, I have been very busy.  I am majoring in herbal medicine and aromatherapy.  Right up my alley, right?

Today I would like to share some of an essay I wrote about my recent uses for peppermint essential oil.  I changed it up a bit for this post, since it was a little formal:

Peppermint Toothpaste

I did some research and found a couple recipes for toothpaste using peppermint essential oil.  I was happy to see this seeing as I ran out of my homemade toothpaste just recently.

I combined two tablespoons of baking soda, two tablespoons of salt, and 4 drops of peppermint (Mentha ×piperita) essential oil.  I put this mixture in a small, 4 ounce mason jar.  After mixing the combination of ingredients, I put the cover on and shook the mixture as well.  I did this the night before I was going to start using the toothpaste.

I knew this would be a salty toothpaste.  The toothpaste I have made in the past had coconut oil in it.  I liked the idea of not having coconut oil in my toothpaste this time, because the oil tends to harden when it is cold.  It has been very cold here, and it has been hard to get the toothpaste out of the jar once the coconut oil hardens.  So, I used the new toothpaste that I made.  I wet my toothbrush and dipped it into the mixture.  I will be the only one to use this mixture, so it was ok to dip my toothbrush in it (eeew germs!).  It definitely tasted very salty, but there was a nice taste of peppermint in there as well.  I liked the peppermint a lot.  Once I was finished brushing, I had to rinse well.  The salt liked to sit at the bottom of my gums and collect there.  Rinsing thoroughly is key in this process!

My teeth felt so clean after using this new toothpaste recipe.  I felt as though my breath smelled good, and my mouth felt refreshed.  This one is a keeper!

More uses:

Nausea and cramping are two of my favorite uses for peppermint (Mentha ×piperita) essential oil.  I put one drop of peppermint essential oil in 20 ounces of water and drink it (always be sure that your essential oil is 100% pure, therapeutic grade).  Any type of nausea, vomiting and indigestion can be aided by using peppermint essential oil.

Some people like to put peppermint essential oil on the back of their neck for hot flashes, or heating up during a workout.  Congestion and bronchial issues can be helped as well.  There are so many ways to use peppermint essential oil.  The list goes on and on!

This website is for educational purposes only. We do not diagnosis, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are suffering from any disease, illness, or injury it is your responsibility to consult with your physician. The above statements concerning essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA.

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