Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and is great for energizing and cooling the body. It promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing as well as relieving occasional digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.
How we use it:
1. Cool It–peppermint is very effective at cooling the body from fevers, hot flashes, over-exertion, or hot weather. Apply a few drops to forehead, back of neck, lower spine and/or bottom of feet.
2. Energize Me–breathing in peppermint opens up the airways and leads to increased energy. Great when you’re hitting that afternoon lull.
3. Cold Sores–apply a couple of drops to area at first sign of a cold sore. Reapply frequently throughout the day.
4. Pest Away–as much as my family loves peppermint oil, apparently pests don’t agree. Mice, ants and spiders all hate the stuff and it is even effective in keeping bugs off your garden vegetable plants. To get the job done right I recommend this glass spray bottle.
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