Peppermint seems to be the theme of the evening. Great conversations of Peppermint tea & Peppermint facials & Peppermint baths.
Used for centuries, peppermint has endless uses to promote wellness.
Known to alleviate tension & pressure in the head & neck, alleviate nausea & calms IBS symptoms & soothes body aches & fatigue, peppermint is a wonderful addition to your self care routine.
To aid emotionally, peppermint can be used to calm nerves, anxiety & stress. It also promotes clarity & alertness.
Known as a stimulate to the nervous system, peppermint can be toxic & must be utilized with caution.
Here are some of our favorite uses of peppermint
Boil a small pot of water & add a few drops of peppermint oil to the water or fresh peppermint. Place your face approximately 6 inches above the hot water & enjoy the steam. Your skin will love you. This will aid in alleviating tension & pressure. Peppermint has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties & soothes itchy skin as well. You will also feel calm & focused.
Peppermint Salt Sugar Scrub
Peppermint can be used in just about any skin care product because of its many wonderful skin & hair benefits. We love making many variations of peppermint scrubs in this house.
Here's one of our favorites.
Grab a bowl, add 1 cup fine himalayan sea salt & 1 cup brown sugar. Add 3 tablespoons of almond oil, hemp oil or coconut oil. Whichever you prefer. Add only 3 drops of peppermint essential oil (we use Doterra brand essential oils)
& mix until it is a texture you like. Massage on skin & rinse. Enjoy. Any remaining scrub can be stored in an airtight glass jar for later use.
Peppermint is also used frequently in our home to clean & refresh the energy.
Utilizing a large spray bottle, fill approximately 2/3 with distilled water & add witch hazel to fill the remainder of the bottle. Add approximately 5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Depending on size of bottle. Spray. I spray everything!! The doors, couch, carpet, curtains, bedding & linens get sprayed. The spray absorbs quickly leaving no marks.
But be cautious. Peppermint oil is toxic to your fur babies so don't spray it near your pets. Once the area sprayed has dried, your pets can safely with no worries, re-enter the space.
Peppermint in the evening is a great way to wind down while resetting your focus.