20 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Whether you are looking for a quick headache remedy, wanting to make the house smell like the holidays, spot an itch, or do a fun activity with the kids, Peppermint Essential Oil is a must-have! These 20 uses for Peppermint Essential Oil are sure to surprise you.

20 Peppermint Essential Oil Uses

For internal use, I recommend on sticking with peppermint tea and using the essential oil topically or in a diffuser.  Internal use of essential oils has become extremely popular and due to my research, is no longer something I feel okay promoting.  I like to err on the side of caution when it comes to matters of safety. If you like to add peppermint essential oil to your water for health benefits & flavor, try drinking a glass of peppermint tea instead!  It's often said that 1 drop of peppermint essential oil is equal to 50 cups of peppermint tea and I know my body couldn't handle drinking that much for long without some serious side effects! As always I recommend you purchase a 100% pure oil.

  1. Peppermint Oobleck: Make this deliciously scented sensory treat
  2. Insect Repellant: To naturally keep insects from invading your house, sprinkle peppermint essential oil and diatomaceous earth around the outside of your house.
  3. Headache Relief: Dilute with your favorite carrier oil and rub on temples and the back of your neck for natural headache relief
  4. Peppermint Foot/Body Scrub: Mix peppermint essential oil with 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, and a couple teaspoons of glycerin to create a wonderfully scented and invigoration scrub.
  5. Fever Reducer: Place several drops in a carrier oil and rub on torso and forehead. Lime is also a great fever reducer, when you need to safely lower a high fever.
  6. Concentration/Alertness: Rub on temples, also you can just breath it in deeply straight from the bottle, or diffuse it.
  7. Homemade Peppermint toothpaste: Mix a dew drops with baking soda and coconut oil.  Just don't swallow it!
  8. Nausea Remedy: Mix with a carrier oil and rub into your abdomen.
  9. Mice deterrent: Fill a small spray bottle with water, add 15 drops peppermint oil, spray in areas where you see evidence of mice.
  10. Allergy Relief: Fill a roller bottle with fractionated coconut oil add 15 drops each-peppermint, lavender, and lemon. Apply to temples and bottom of feet daily.
  11. Odor Control: Add a few drops to kitchen, bathroom garbage cans and anywhere else you need to neutralize and mask odors.
  12. Tick Remover: Place peppermint essential oil on a q-tip press into tick, when it withdraws somewhat, remove.
  13. Muscle Aches: Make a rub of peppermint, rosemary, lavender and coconut oil rub gently into sore areas, repeat several times per day.
  14. Cold Sore Medicine: Make a homemade lip treatment to quickly get rid of cold sores.
  15. Itch Relief: Apply oil directly to affected area.
  16. Motion Sickness: Add several drops to your collar before travel or on a piece of fabric to lay in the car. For children add a few drops to their car seat or blanket.
  17. Peppermint Scented Sensory Bin: Use peppermint essential oil to turn boring pasta into fun kids sensory activity.
  18. Autism: Peppermint is a brain stimulating oil, and a newer alternative treatment is to  apply to feet, wrists, place in a clay pendant or diffuse into the air daily.
  19. Hot Flashes: Fill a small spray bottle with water, add 10-15 drops essential oil, spray face and chest as often as needed.
  20. Sinusitis: Massage a drop or two around sinus area (avoid eyes) you can also inhale straight from the bottle.

What is your favorite way to use peppermint essential oil? Do you have a use that is not listed here? Share it with us!  Don't forget to check out these 10 reasons you should be using essential oils!

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