Peppermint Essential Oil


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In Australia we are heading towards summer. It promises to be a hot one. Still in spring, tomorrow is forecast for a hot 35. Not my kind of weather. It’s at times like this that I reach for the Peppermint Spritzer and spray my arms, legs, around my neck. It’s so cooling!  Just remember it’s important to avoid spraying the face.

To make the Spritzer add 8 – 10 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to 100ml amber glass atomiser bottle. Fill with filtered water. Shake well each time before spraying.

There’s a lot of other interesting ways of using this fresh and minty smelling essential oil to enhance and support your wellbeing –


  • Add a drop of Peppermint oil to herbal tea. It’s refreshing. Just remember that ONE drop is the equivalent of 28 cups of Peppermint tea.
  • Drink a drop of Peppermint oil mixed in a glass of cold water to cool off on a hot day.
  • Rub several drops of Peppermint oil on the bottoms of the feet to cool the body OR mix Peppermint oil in a footbath to relieve sore, aching, hot, tired feet.  Keep water agitated while soaking feet.
  • Inhale Peppermint oil before and during a workout to boost your mood.
  • Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the tongue to enhance mental  clarity and concentration when studying. Refreshes the breath at the same time.
  • Place a drop of Peppermint oil on the palm of your hand, activate the oil by rubbing your hands together in a clockwise direction three times. Hold your hands over your nose and breath in deep. It will help you to breathe more easily if your nose is blocked.
  • Add Peppermint oil to food as a flavouring – great for that chocmint cake or cookies. Just remember ONE drop is enough!
  • To deter rats, mice, ants, cockroaches or spiders place two drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place along the path or point of entry for these pests. Alternatively, use the Peppermint Spritzer and spray the bugs!
  • To kill aphids, add 4-5 drops of Peppermint oil in a garden spray bottle, fill with water and spray the plants.

NB –  Peppermint Essential Oil is a hot oil. If it feels too hot dilute with vegetable oil NOT water !! Water makes it worse. Even if you accidentally get it in your eye still use vegetable oil !!

Do yourself a favour and only use 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. Personally I prefer to use Young           Living oils as  I know and trust the quality – Buy some now   

©  Raili Tanska

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