As you begin your journey into the wonderful world of essential oils, you may find yourself wondering where to put your initial focus since there are dozens of essential oils available with countless benefits and uses. One recommendation is to begin with some of the more affordable options that have multiple uses. Peppermint oil falls into both those categories. Some essential oils are higher in price because of the availability of the plant or other source for the oil, but since peppermint is not only easy to find but can also be grown organically, it is quite affordable.
As for its uses, peppermint oil can be used aromatically and topically, and since peppermint is also edible, peppermint oil can also be used for dietary purposes. Let’s examine the benefits and uses for each of the two Young Living peppermint oil products which are created using steam distillation and flowering tops and leaves from peppermint grown in Mona, Utah.
- Young Living Peppermint Vitality– The vitality line of essential oils from Young Living can be consumed, so they can be added to drinks, desserts, and recipes of all kinds. Anything you would use peppermint leaves for, you can use this oil instead. Add a drop to tea, for example, which is helpful for supporting digestive function and providing gastrointestinal comfort.*
- Young Living Peppermint– Diffusing peppermint is one of the most pleasant experiences and has been found to keep you energized and focused. Parents will often use peppermint to help children when doing their homework. It is also great when diffused with other essential oils, such as orange and Idaho balsam fir. As a topical, peppermint is cooling and can be helpful after a workout. To use it this way, dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of olive oil or another carrier oil.
At Earth’s Natural Healings, I am always happy to help you determine which essential oils would be the best ones to add to your collection or develop a plan to get a well-stocked selection with optimal choices along the way. Reach out to me today to learn more about Young Living essential oils and the change they can make in your life.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.