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Uses of Peppermint Essential Oil

peppermintOne of the most widely used recognized and versatile essential oils in the world is peppermint essential oil. It is commonly found in household items such as toothpaste and shampoo; however, it can be used for so much more. Two of the most popular uses are for supporting digestive health and to aide in boosting energy.

The smell of peppermint essential oil has a natural uplifting effect. Therefore, it is great to use on the skin (AKA ‘topically’) when experiencing generalized fatigue, training to run a long race, or even when studying as it not only helps with ‘burning the midnight oil’ but can also assist in increasing mental focus and clarity. Another added bonus is that when used to aid in getting through your workout or helping with athletic training peppermint has a cooling effect that also supports relief of achy muscles and joints.Try putting a few drops on the soles of your feet before lacing up your shoes to keep you going during long runs!

Peppermint essential oil also does wonders when it comes to reducing stomach discomforts. Clinically speaking, peppermint oil is recommended for its anti-nausea benefits and soothing effects on the gastric lining and colon because of its ability to reduce muscle spasms. It can be massaged directly onto the abdomen to assist with discomforts. It can also be taken internally in capsule form to naturally support digestive comfort. However, it is important to note that not all essential oils are created equal and therefore not all types and brands of oils are safe to ingest. If in doubt, feel free to ask us. We are always happy to help advise you with what is best for your body.