Product Spotlight-Peppermint

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Let’s talk Peppermint! Peppermint is of the labiate (mint) family. It is a hybrid of spearmint and watermint. The term mint has a fun story. It comes from the ancient Greek mythical character Minthe, who was a water nymph. The myth goes that Hades fell in love with Minthe and then his wife, Persephone, found out. To get her revenge she turned Minthe into a plant. Unable to reverse the spell, Hades gave Minthe a sweet smell so that she would always be noticed. I know that I can’t get enough of my Young Living Peppermint essential oil!

The benefits of how Peppermint essential oil may support various areas of the mind and body have been well studied and documented.

Young Living includes this oil in their Premium Starter Kit and it was one of the first ones I used by diffusing with Lavender and Lemon. Here are some other favorite ways to use this oil:

  • Rub one drop on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck for head support.*

  • Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day for energy and focus support.

  • Inhale or rub a drop on your abdomen during times of digestive discomfort and to support healthy digestion*

  • Diffuse or inhale mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.

Peppermint is considered a “driving oil”.  It drives oils deeper into the tissues when layered. It is a “hot” oil, so be sure to dilute appropriately.

I would love to hear from you! Share in the comments what your favorite ways to use Peppermint essential oil are.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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