4. Natural Energizer
For a non-toxic alternative to dangerous energy drinks, take a few whiffs of peppermint or add it to your water. It will perk you up on long road trips, or in school or work.
Like many other essential oils, peppermint can provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against anxiety and restlessness. Furthermore, it stimulates mental activity, clears the mind, and increases focus.
6. Allergy Relief
Peppermint oil is highly effective at relaxing muscles in your nasal passages and can help clear out the muck and pollen during allergy season. Diffusing peppermint along with clove oil and eucalyptus oil can also reduce allergy symptoms.
Peppermint, Lemon and Lavender Oil.
Mix the oils in your palms and rub on your throat, neck, temples and behind your ears.
7. ADHD Support
Try spritzing some peppermint oil on your shirt before work or studying. Place a drop on your tongue or under your nose for improved concentration and alertness.
8. Fever Reducer
Peppermint oil’s cooling effects is a natural treatment to bring down a fever especially in children. Simply mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and rub it on a child’s neck and on the bottom of their feet to help stabilize a fever instead of aspirin or other drugs.
9. Immune system
Peppermint oil can increase a person’s immunity to various diseases. Peppermint oil is known to have powerful antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal effects, which is why it is used in so many alternative treatments. It is made of camphor, menthol, and carvacrol, which are resistant to certain dangerous bacterial strains like E. coli, salmonella, and staph infections. (2)
10. Skin Health
Peppermint oil has calming effects on skin inflammation. You can mix peppermint oil into lip balm and body lotion for a nice cooling sensation. Mixing peppermint and lavender essential oils can improve dry lips, eczema, and psoriasis when applied topically.
See the recipe for: Lavender Mint Lip Balm
11. Headache Cure
A study from researchers at the Neurological Clinic at the University of Kiel, Germany, found that a combination of oils, including peppermint oil had “significant analgesic effect with a reduction in sensitivity to headaches.” (3) The oils were applied to the forehead and temples for pain relief. Inhaling a few drops of peppermint oil sprinkled on a handkerchief or dab on your wrist and directly to the head to remove the nagging headache.
12. Hair Growth
Peppermint oil is used in many high-quality hair care products because it can naturally thicken and nourish damaged hair. Simply add some peppermint oil to your current shampoo or make your own homemade rosemary mint shampoo that can help stop hair loss and thinning (2).
13. Urinary tract infection
Peppermint oil can be used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI). Peppermint oil has a wealth of antibacterial qualities, which may be the underlying reason it can lessen the effects and regularity of urinary tract infections.
14. IBS Treatment
Peppermint oil taken internally in capsule form has been proven to be effective at naturally treating IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). One study found a 50% reduction in IBS symptoms with 75% of patients who used it.(4)
15. Improve Bloating and Indigestion
Peppermint oil has been confirmed as a natural alternative to drugs like Buscopan to reduce spasms of the colon. It works by relaxing the muscles of your intestines, which can also reduce bloating and gas. Try peppermint tea or adding 1 drop of peppermint oil to your water before meals. (2)
16. Freshen Breath and Reduce Cavities
Peppermint has been working to naturally freshen breath for over 1,000 years. According to studies, peppermint oil performed better than the mouthwash chemicals chlorhexidine at reducing cavities. (2) You can make homemade toothpaste, mouth wash, or add a drop under your tongue followed by a glass of water, eliminating bad breath too.
17. Reduce Nausea
Peppermint oil use reduces nausea. Simply adding a drop of peppermint oil to water, or rubbing 1-2 drops behind your ears, or even diffusing it can help to reduce nausea.