How do you use Therapeutic-grade Peppermint essential oil to stay cool during hot summerime weather? It is very well known that therapeutic Peppermint oil has a ‘cooling’ effect on the body. But before I go any further please take note… Peppermint essential oil is extremely potent, it’s estimated that ‘one’ drop of your Young Living Peppermint oil is the equivalent of of 28 cups of Peppermint tea! So… always use it mindfully and sparingly!
With that said, here are some cooling tips to help you feel more comfortable when the mercury hits numbers that are challenging.
4 Ways to Stay Cool with Peppermint Oil
1. Peppermint Spray
Take a 4oz. spray bottle and fill it with pure water, then add 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil (I only use and recommend the Young Living brand of essential oils because they are from sustainable farms and are superior quality.) Give the back of your neck and your back, legs and feet a spritz every so often.
2. Get Cool and be ‘Green’ Too!
What if you want to be living more consciously and don’t want to buy or use a spray bottle, simple… take a bowl, fill it half way with water, add a drop of Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil and dunk a wash cloth in it, wring it out, then dab the wash cloth on the back of your neck, your legs, and the bottoms of your feet.
3. Peppermint Water
Take a cool glass of pure water and add “one” drop of Young Living Peppermint essential oil to a glass of water. Note: do NOT do this with other brands as they are adulterated and not pure enough for ingesting.
4. Peppermint Ice Cubes
Fill up ice cube tray with pure water, dip a toothpick into your bottle of peppermint, then swirl the toothpick in the sections of the ice cube tray, freeze.
This is known as the “toothpick method” and it is applied when a full drop of a YL essential oil would flavor the food or beverage too much.
As the ice cube melts in your beverage it gently infuses into your drink. Peppermint ice cubes can be used in plain pure water or with your other favorite summertime beverages. More on Cooking with Essential Oils.
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About Peppermint Essential Oil
Purifying and stimulating to the conscious mind. Dr. William N. Dember of the University of Cincinnati found that inhaling peppermint oil increased mental accuracy by 28 percent. Alan Hirsch, M.D. researched peppermint’s stimulation of the brain’s satiety center (ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus) to curb appetite. When inhaled, it improves/restores sense of taste by stimulating the trigeminal nerve. University of Kiel researchers found that peppermint blocked headache pain in a double-blind placebocontrolled cross-over study.
To improve mental accuracy, concentration, alertness, memory, and curb appetite any of the 4 ways to use peppermint will help. While driving put 3-6 drops of peppermint on a cotton ball and position the cotton ball in vents (this works well for any forced hot air system or A/C in the home or office, it will also help freshen stinky hotel rooms too!)
Properties of Therapeutic Peppermint Oil
Anti-inflammatory, antitumoral, antiparasitic (worms), antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, gallbladder/digestive stimulant, pain-reliever, curbs appetite. More on using Peppermint and using it safely.
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