Peppermint; Video Three

Do you know Peppermint oil can be used as a natural remedy to your everyday health problems? Hi, it’s Shinko, and I’m passionate about living a natural lifestyle. From stubborn coughs to belly aches, headache pains to sore muscles & joints, Peppermint’s got it all covered! Today I will be Mrs. Pinterest and share 16 ways to use Peppermint for the common health concerns! Are you worried that you may not remember them all? No problem! Click the link below for recipes.

Before I proceed, here is a tip. If you find the oil too strong for your liking, you can add up to 8 drops of Peppermint oil to 10 ml of any vegetable oil. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. If this happens, rinse well with vegetable oil, not water, or it will sting your eyes!

Are you ready?

For Cough & Cold:

Have you got a bad case of sniffles and runny nose? Combine a few drops of Peppermint with vegetable oil and rub the mixture onto the nose, massaging near the nostrils. The oil mixture can help with runny nose symptoms. After the relaxing massage, drink a soothing mix of apple cider vinegar with honey. Warm liquids can feel good on a sore throat.

Place 3 – 12 drops of Peppermint oil in a bowl of steaming water. Position your face directly above the bowl and slowly breathe in the steam for about 5 – 10 minutes. This practice can be completed up to three times each day.

If steaming water is not available to you, I’ve got an easier method for you to try. Apply 1 – 6 drops of Peppermint essential oil to a tissue or handkerchief and occasionally inhale up to three times daily. Peppermint can help to reduce upper respiratory tract symptoms from colds, including sore throat and cough.

Or you can make a simple compress. Add two drops of Peppermint oil to a bottle filled with 500 ml of warm water: Shake the bottle well, then soak your compress. Gently squeeze the compress to remove excess moisture. Apply the compress directly on the forehead, across the nose and cheeks, on the throat or the chest. It can also be placed over the ears as a remedy for earaches stemming from head cold congestion. Cover the compress with a t-shirt or towel and leave in place for 2 to 4 hours. You can apply your compress up to three times each day.

For Digestive Health:

Do you have an upset stomach? Add a drop of Peppermint oil to a mug of hot tea to help with gastrointestinal discomfort. The oil can support normal digestion and reduce feelings of discomfort after large meals.

Are you feeling a bit queasy? Massage several drops of Peppermint on your abdomen, place a drop on wrists or inhale to soothe motion sickness or general nausea.

Would you like to suppress your appetite? Then simply inhale the oil! The fresh aroma will help curb the appetite by triggering a sense of fullness you may be having.

For Headache:

Do you have a headache? With a small amount of vegetable oil and a drop of Peppermint oil, rub on your temples, forehead, over the sinuses (avoid contact with eyes, by the way), and on the back of the neck to help soothe headache and pressure. When applied topically, Peppermint oil leaves a soothing, cooling sensation that tends to work wonders.

For Muscle & Joint Pain:

Do you have muscle and joint pain? Peppermint’s got it all covered! With melted coconut oil, beeswax and a few drops of Peppermint oil, you can make your Pain Cream! If you would like to know exactly how, please contact me. I would be happy to share the recipe with you!

Or apply Peppermint oil on the affected area diluted with vegetable oil. If you are a bath lover, have a Peppermint bath with Epsom salt! The cooling sensation of Peppermint oil helps your pains in a much-needed warm bath!

By now, you can see why many say Peppermint is a must-have staple in their households. Being a self-professed Peppermint fanatic, I bring my minty friend everywhere I go in my oily purse!

If you have any questions, please contact me. For more information, watch the other videos listed below! If you have any recipe with Peppermint oil, please message me and share – I would love to learn from you, too!

Tomorrow I will show you how to refresh yourself with Peppermint oil, so stay tuned!

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