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5 Benefits Of Peppermint Essential Oil

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Peppermint oil, when applied topically passes on a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body which can help relieve tension headaches, muscle spasms, or abdominal pain, if any. Inhaling diffused peppermint oil can help unclog your sinuses and when paired with lemon oil is a great relief for those who suffer from seasonal allergies and scratchy throats.

Essential oils have been used throughout history for thousands of years in medicinal practice, yet folks today are often surprised and mesmerized by the power of these oils in health and healing. Somehow, we’ve lost touch with this innate knowledge.

Simply put, essential oils are the natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. The ancient Egyptians were some of the first people to use essential oils followed by the ancient Greeks and the Romans. Essential oils also play a huge role in Indian Ayurveda.

There are countless essential oils and I’ve had the joy of using many on myself and my children over the years. One of our favorites hands-down is peppermint oil and is also one of the most popular.

5 Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil

1. To Reduce Headaches

Rub a few drops of peppermint oil on your temples to relieve tension headaches. The cooling sensation helps to relax the muscles in your head and neck.

2. To Improve Tummy Discomfort

Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on your belly can help calm digestive troubles. In addition to soothing digestive discomfort, it also calms nausea.

3. To Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Because of its power to relax tense muscles, the same is true with relaxing the muscles that line our airways during allergy season. This (paired with lemon essential oil) is a great relief for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.

4. To Ward Off Spiders

Diffuse peppermint oil in a room and notice that there won’t be as many spiders present. Peppermint oil does not harm spiders; they simply cannot stand the smell, therefore they steer clear. WIN!

5. To Improve Respiratory Function

Place a few drops in a diffuser and you’ll just find that you may breathe easier. Peppermint acts as a natural decongestant and helps to open up the airways.

Janelle Casella
Star Expert

Janelle is a Certified Health Coach helping women get nourished from the inside out with food and wellness tips that work. Janelle is based north of Boston but helps clients nationwide via phone, skype, and online programs. Janelle helps busy women restore health naturally for increased mental clarity, improved sleep, better digestion, management of autoimmune issues and natural weight loss. Janelle graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and teaches Nutrition courses at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her education and experience has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Her signature Nourish 21 online program is a crash course in nutrition that helps folks navigate through all of the contradictory nutritional information available while teaching the overlapping truths. To learn more about her work and her available programs please visit www.perfectlynourished.com.

Janelle Casella
Star Expert

Janelle is a Certified Health Coach helping women get nourished from the inside out with food and wellness tips that work. Janelle is based north of Boston but helps clients nationwide via phone, skype, and online programs. Janelle helps busy women restore health naturally for increased mental clarity, improved sleep, better digestion, management of autoimmune issues and natural weight loss. Janelle graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and teaches Nutrition courses at the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts. Her education and experience has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Her signature Nourish 21 online program is a crash course in nutrition that helps folks navigate through all of the contradictory nutritional information available while teaching the overlapping truths. To learn more about her work and her available programs please visit www.perfectlynourished.com.