Raindrop Technique: This technique utilizes the power of YoungLiving essential oils by bringing the body back into physical, mental, and spiritual balance. Great for releasing emotional stress, eliminating microorganisms and boosting the immune system. Calming for both children and adults.
Today I’m sharing information on Peppermint, another multifaceted and multitasking essential oil. Just look at this comprehensive list of actions:
Analgesic and anti-inflammatory to relieve musculoskeletal pain, toothache, headache
Addresses itchy skin, bug bites, bruises
A circulatory aid which can assist low blood pressure
Decongesting for respiratory issues
A febrifuge to lower body temperature in cases of fever
A nervous system aid in regenerating nerves
A good friend for women with hot flashes or migraine headaches
Antispasmodic for gastrointestinal cramps or menstrual cramps
Stimulating for the digestive system but calming for nausea or diarrhea
May help ease food cravings and assist with weight loss
Stimulates and supports the adrenal glands
A stimulant to support both mental and physical stamina, to support mental acuity, and to uplift the spirit
In French aromatic medicine, Peppermint is used for flu, throat infection, candida, and more. Let’s look at some practical ways in which you can put it into use.
To boost energy, forget the coffee or cola that tax the adrenal glands — instead apply 6 drops total to the soles of the feet and rub together. Or apply 1 drop to the inner wrists and rub together to get the essential oil molecules into the bloodstream as well as provide an inhalation treatment. Just take a whiff of your wrists at any time.
Inhaling Peppermint essential oil improves mental accuracy of students by up to 28%. In addition to sharpening the senses, it uplifts the spirit. You can inhale straight from the bottle; just hold the open bottle under your nose and breathe normally for about 2 full minutes.
Peppermint influences the smooth muscle of the intestines to reduce pressure and discomfort. Mixed in a vegetable oil, it’s a good abdominal massage for nausea, cramping, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and flatulence. Mix 1-2 drops in ¼ – ½ teaspoon of carrier oil and apply to abdomen or on the low back for menstrual pain. This can also be applied to sore muscles and joints. Apply sparingly and always in dilution over broad body areas, as Peppermint can lower core body temperature.
For headache pain, I find the combination of Peppermint and Lavender very effective. One to two drops of each on the back of the neck work quite well. Use the small residual amount left on the hands to apply to the forehead if desired. Lavender and Peppermint are a good combination for bug bites and help reduce the swelling of insect stings. Peppermint relieves itching and can also be diluted (as above) for dermatitis. Layer on more vegetable oil if skin irritation occurs.
Peppermint is a welcome addition to Lavender and aloe vera to cool the heat of a sunburn. Use 15-20 drops Lavender and 5 drops of Peppermint per 1 ounce of aloe juice or liquid and mist over the body.
For hot flashes, women can make a spray mist of 5 drops Peppermint essential oil per 1-2 ounces of water. Shake and spray over the skin as needed, avoiding the face and eyes.
For weight loss or to reduce food cravings, simply smelling Peppermint right from the bottle may be helpful. You may also add 1 drop to 1 liter of water, shake or stir before sipping to ease cravings or to ease nausea, bloat, etc. One of my clients drinks Peppermint water while traveling to avoid motion sickness and dizziness in the car. Peppermint water can also be swished through the mouth to freshen the breath.
Safety: Any fatty vegetable oil will dilute down essential oils and slow their absorption to calm irritation or discomfort.
Peppermint is a very versatile oil to have on hand for many common issues. However, it is contraindicated for internal use with cancer patients receiving the drug 5FU. It is also contraindicated for use with children under 2 years old. Call for a consultation or guidance before using essential oils with children. Use Peppermint sparingly in broad body applications (properly diluted) as it can lower core body temperature.
Registered Clinical Aromatherapist
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