As the summer season starts rolling, our schedules tend to get even busier with the kids out of school. Whether you’re continually running them to a friends house, sports practice, birthday parties, or running errands to capitalize on summer sales, dōTERRA Peppermint is your perfect pick me up! Add one drop of Peppermint with a cut fruit like strawberries or limes for a deliciously infused water. Peppermint oil makes a healthy addition to any beverage because it helps promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, and by adding dōTERRA Peppermint oil to something as simple as the water you drink, you encourage healthy respiratory function in your body while simultaneously changing up the flavor to your drinks.
Peppermint Oil Uses and Benefits
- Instead of reaching for artificially flavored gum or candy when you need to freshen your breath, try Peppermint oil instead. Mix a drop of Peppermint oil with a drop of Lemon essential oil in water, take a sip, and swirl it around in your mouth for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse. Or use one of the doTERRA peppermint beadlets for easy refreshing on the go. The most beneficial ingredient in this mouth rinse is the menthol, a component found in Peppermint. Menthol has been used for centuries for its ability to cleanse and freshen. When you use a drop of Peppermint oil in your mouth rinse, the menthol is what gives it a fresh and minty kick. This powerful and fresh element is why Peppermint is found in many oral health products today.
- Peppermint oil is a culinary wonder and has been used to add a fresh boost to meals in kitchens all across the world. However, Peppermint is not just limited to cooked dishes (Peppermint brownies anyone?); it also makes a great addition to any smoothie. Try adding one to two drops of Peppermint essential oil to your favorite smoothie recipe for a burst of minty flavor.
Peppermint oil also turns plain water into a cooling and refreshing treat. When the summer heat seems to overwhelm you, add one drop of Peppermint with a cut fruit like strawberries or limes for a deliciously infused water. Peppermint oil makes a healthy addition to any drink because it helps promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing.
- Peppermint can be used aromatically to enliven the senses and promote a feeling of energy. This powerful oil can be extremely beneficial on its own, but when you add the right combination of essential oils to Peppermint, the synergy of the combination of oils leads to even more benefits. For example, try placing one drop of Peppermint oil in the palm of your hand, add one drop of Wild Orange oil and one drop of Frankincense oil, and inhale by cupping your hands over your nose. This simple aromatic recipe is perfect for a mid-day pick-me-up.
Including Wild Orange and Frankincense in this Peppermint mixture adds to its aromatic benefits. Wild Orange carries a sweet and fresh citrus smell that is used to uplift the mind and body, while Frankincense is valued for its ability to promote feelings of relaxation. By combining these two essential oils with Peppermint’s soothing properties, the blend becomes an aromatic powerhouse that will have you feeling relaxed and energized for the tasks ahead.