Today let’s chat about another oil that I always have on stock. This one is used in so many different ways, it’s crazy. Make sure to click on each of the photos below to read more about this useful oil.
Peppermint is an oil that will intensify other oils. It absorbs quickly & you can literally feel it. It’s known to help sore/achy muscles/joints, itching, head tension, congestion, increases blood flow & promotes hair growth when used topically. It’s also cooling, I use my breath spray as a cooling spray (multifunctional) in the humid Florida summer.
Peppermint is an ingredient in most respiratory blends & a great oil to have on hand for the icky feels. Inhaling peppermint can reduce stress & promotes metal clarity. I love diffusing peppermint at work to keep me alert, plus it cleanses the air. I add a few drops to my trash can & drains as needed & it’s great to keep the bugs & rodents away (yes please).
Internally, peppermint is great for our digestive system. I make a capsule with Digize & peppermint for uneasy tummies (I’ll make a post on this). It’s a yummy flavoring for desserts & teas (use a toothpick amount first). And I make my own breath spray & as mentioned above, & use it topically too.
Let’s chat about lemon for a minute. This is such an underrated oil. It’s used in so many ways & is super beneficial. Did you know it takes approximately 75 lemons to make a 15ml bottle of Lemon Essential Oil? That’s crazy! Click on each of the images below for more info on this oil & how to use it.
Lemon is uplifting, reduces stress & is great for memory & mental clarity. I love to diffuse lemon when I’m working. Lemon & peppermint is my go-to diffuser blend on busy days.
Lemon is also a great disinfectant, degreaser & natural goo-gone. I add a drop of lemon to greasy dishes & to get any sticky residue off old jars/bottles. And come one, why clean with something that’s got harmful fumes when you can literally use something that is uplifting & reduces stress (see above)? It will also remove those tiny plastic hair ties that we all despise. I also have a spray bottle with water & lemon EO to use as a room spray, spray on counters & in trash cans.
Skincare. I know you’d never think it, but lemon is great for our skin. It’s a natural astringent & is cleansing. But be careful, it can cause photosensitivity too. So just avoid the sun after using. It’s also great for hair & nail health.
Internally. Yes, there are some oils that you can use in foods & drinks. Never take essential oils straight from the bottle! But you can add a few drops to some sugar cookies, icing, cake, etc, etc. The recipes are endless. I also like to add 1 drop (start with 1 & add another if you desire) to a large bottle of water. Just make sure you shake it before you drink as the oils float.
After writing this & looking around, I noticed I have a bottle of lemon EO in every room of my house. It’s a must!
I keep this cute container next to my sink at all times. We use baking soda for anything that needs a little scrub or soak. The last time I filled it up I decided to add a cap full of Thieves household cleaner to it and it is amazing!! Just make sure to wisk it to distribute the cleaner evenly and avoid clumps. This is also a great laundry boost. I use it for my sinks, showers, counters, dishes…. everything! It’s amazing how far this Thieves cleaner can go.