Tips Around the House

Peppermint Essential Oil

Uses for Peppermint Oil

  • Soak a cotton ball in the oil and place in areas where you want to repel rodents or ants
  • Briefly breathe the oil to help ward off motion sickness
  • Add a few drops of oil to drinks to aid digestion or help with stomach upset; great with tea
  • Relieve inflammation from injury or arthritis by rubbing a few drops of the oil on the affected area; if the oil irritates the skin, mix the oil with a drop of lotion first
  • Relieve nasal congestion by rubbing a drop of oil under your nose; avoid getting inside the nasal passage as it will irritate it
  • Sprinkle several drops of the oil onto an herbal wreath or potpourri to repel mosquitoes and flies in a room
  • Mix several drops of the oil with an unscented body lotion to repel insects and to help you feel more awake and alert

  • Add several drops of peppermint oil to vaporizer water to kill germs or relieve congestion when sick
  • Add a few drops of oil to some water, soak a washcloth in the mixture, wring out excess water, and place rag on forehead to help relieve tension headaches; avoid getting liquid in the eyes
  • Add a few drops of the oil to a water foot bath to relieve hot, aching feet
  • Add a few drops of the oil to a spray bottle full of water, spray on plants to repel caterpillars, aphids, ants and other insects
  • Add a few drops of the oil to a cup of water, rinse scalp to help control dandruff and oily scalp

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