Peppermint oil: Powerful Little Guy
I am convinced that if there is one item it should never lack in any household is peppermint oil! It is one of the most powerful natural healers out there and let me tell you, once you start using it you are not going back. You will fall in love with it just as I did…well; I’ll be honest it wasn’t really love at first site though.
Let me explain… When I was first introduced to peppermint oil I was still living a very unhealthy lifestyle so I would suffer of occasional upset of stomach because I was eating too much junk. One of the many uses of peppermint oil is to help you relieve some of the symptoms associated with bad digestion. You just put a few drops in a tablespoon with a little water, drink it and within minutes your upset of stomach will disappear. I am not kidding, it is *that* powerful but when you try it for the first time, it can be very strong.
Now don’t let that discourage you, because the benefits of this little guy are endless. Just go easy on it and add a couple of drops with water and see how it works for you, as I mentioned it can be quite strong if you’re not used to it but don’t worry the second time around you will be like a pro. We are big peppermint oil fans here!
Here are just some amazing uses:
GOODBYE DIGESTIVE ISSUES
Guys, I have never seen something that works as fast as this little one. We are all on the road to complete health, but we are not perfect so sometimes I am sure we all eat something we shouldn’t right? And then blast…We pay the price afterwards! If you are having one of those moments , please consider trying peppermint oil.
As I explained earlier, just take a tablespoon and add a couple of drops with a little water (not too much) and just go ahead and drink it. Yes, it is very powerful so you will feel how your entire throat and nostrils and head (yes head!) are cleared up completely with this wonderful oil.
What about if you just ate plenty beans for dinner and caused you to have….well…umm…you know…flatulence. Okay, okay…gas. Peppermint oil is one of the greatest solutions for this. Same exact method folks, just drink this little guy and let the magic start!
HAIR STRENGTH AND GROWTH
I am not playing around when I say it is so versatile, a little Jack of all trades! If you are having problems growing your hair, have dandruff or simply want to add a cooling sense to your head, just add a few drops to your shampoo or conditioner and you will see such a difference in your hair. It has antiseptic properties so if you’re having issues with your scalp, it will help a lot.
How does it make your hair grow though? Simple, when you add it to your shampoo you have to massage your scalp well enough to increase the blood circulation and in this way, allowing the peppermint oil to do its work. Did I mention that helps fight those little head monsters called lice? (yikes!)
FOCUS, CONCENTRATION AND ENERGY
Do you feel sluggish and lack energy? What about lack of concentration at work or homework? It is so easy. Apply a couple of drops to your temples, chest or even forehead or back of your neck and it will boost you like nothing else will. I tried this many times and it worked wonderfully, it gave me an almost instant boost. It will help you to keep focus and concentrated while smelling wonderful too (what a bonus!) so you will be able to do everything you planned without any issues.
We all need some extra energy in our lives or sometimes we need our heads to cool a little bit after a long day and this little fellow it’s exactly what is needed to accomplish this. Imagine you have a long trip ahead and you want to ensure you have sufficient energy to do it (driving can be boring too!) so you want to ensure you are 100% focus on the road. Well, Mr. Peppermint here will keep you up and you will be able to accomplish the task.
Just be careful when you handle it though, since it is quite strong (at least the one we get here in the Caribbean) make sure you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards and do not ever touch your eyes while you are handling it because it will burn a bit. If it happens, just wash your eyes thoroughly with water until the burning sensation stops.
There are some great natural remedies for allergies and it starts with proper, clean foods (more articles to come about it!). But let me tell you that this oil is amazing for allergy relief. Why? Because it clears up the airways and looses up all the mucus accumulated in your sinuses plus providing you with a cooling effect if you are having any headaches. So if you have been fighting some allergies, why don’t you give peppermint oil a shot and see how great it is?
These are just SOME benefits, there are many more such as:
- Fever reducer
- Natural Mosquito repellent (and let me tell you, there are Godzilla size-mosquitoes in the Caribbean!)
- Freshens your breath
- Skin health
- Reduce nausea
- Sore throat (it works wonderfully and if you mix it with a few drops of eucalyptus oil, you have a great combo there)
Can you tell how excited I am about it? So tell me, are you going to try it? And if you did, how was your experience like?