Peppermint oil is commonly used as a breath freshener, but there are many more benefits you can get from peppermint oil. This oil contains a compound called “menthol,” which acts as an antioxidant, an analgesic on the body, and an anti-inflammatory. Peppermint oil is one of the most-used essential oils in the United States. Here are some of the best ways to use it other than to freshen your breath.
Peppermint Oil | Health Benefits Of This Essential Oil
1. Boost Energy Level
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By simply smelling it, peppermint oil naturally boosts your energy level. If you’re about to engage in strenuous activity, like jogging or working out, take a few sniffs before you get going.
2. Soothe Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder in the digestive system. which causes stomach pain and irregular bowel disposal, affecting 1 in 7 Americans. Peppermint oil can help soothe your digestive tract with just 1-2 drops in your drinking water taken daily.
3. Relieves Headache
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When you’re experiencing a headache, peppermint oil is an effective and natural way to ease the pain. You can rub some on your forehead or inhale from a small bottle if you feel a headache coming.
4. Ease Joint Pains
Joint pains, such as arthritis, can be really painful. As a natural alternative to expensive medicines, simply mix rosemary and lavender with peppermint oil, and gently rub on the affected areas.
5. Relief From Heartburn
Heartburn is uncomfortable and very painful to some people. To soothe heartburn, you can either put three drops of this oil underneath your tongue or you can place the oil inside a vegetarian gel capsule and swallow it. Another way is to simply rub some on your chest.
6. Repels Insects
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Peppermint oil is known to drive away pests like ants, spiders, and mosquitoes. It’s non-toxic, safe to be around pets and kids, and deodorizes your house at the same time. Take a spray bottle, fill it up with distilled water, and then add 20 drops of peppermint oil.
7. Allows Easy Breathing
Peppermint oil clears your nasal passages when you feel congested. When you’re having a hard time breathing, hold a small amount of peppermint oil in your mouth until it dissolves. This helps you breathe easier.
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It’s no wonder that peppermint oil has been used as a natural remedy for so many years. It doesn’t cost much, and you can always include it in your first aid kit when you go camping!
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