• Start your day off with a zip in your step and add a few drops of peppermint oil to your shower floor, this is sure to pick you up and open your eyes!
  • Add 12 drops of peppermint oil per 1 ounce of skin care oil and massage aching muscles.
  • Add a little boggie to your step and add 2 drops on the bottom of your socks while dressing.
  • For those sleepy mornings, diffuse while driving to remain alert.
  • For extra production at work diffuse at your desk and work work work!
  • Need an extra “moment” to boost yourself-inhale and breathe 5 times. Inhale for 5 seconds, exhale for 8.
  • Peppermint, when applied topically, has a soothing and cooling effect on skin irritations caused by hives, poison ivy, or poison oak.
  • Looking to freshen your bathroom? Mix 6 drops per 1 oz of water and spritz for a minty freshness.
  • To bring energy to your yoga work out mix 6 drops per 1ounce of water to your yoga mat.
  • Always great for a quick pick up in tea, and has been known to help memory and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • I am really hard on my feet and I go barefoot as shoe of choice so every now and then a foot scrub is just what my achy feet need! Not only is peppermint is considered an invigorating scent in aromatherapy but in a foot scrub and it exfoliates dead skin  nourishing the skin and creating a refreshing tingle. Peppermint also has mild antiseptic, antifungal and deodorizing which is on a “good thing” list for the feet!

    Ingredients:

    1c Epsom salt

    ½ c baking soda

    ½ c dried peppermint leaves

    Peppermint essential oil

    Unscented liquid castile soap

     

    Directions:

    Combine the Epsom salt, baking soda and peppermint leaves in the large bowl. Mix the ingredients together with your hands.

    Use plastic gloves to keep the essential oil fragrance off of your hands.

    Add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil.

    Mix it into the bowl and test the scent. If you want a stronger scent, add 10 more drops and mix again.

    Continue adding oil, mixing and testing until you reach the desired scent.

    Pour enough liquid castile soap into the bowl to make a thick paste.

    Transfer the paste to an air-tight plastic container. Store the foot scrub in a cool, dry place.

     

    What do you use peppermint for? Love to know if it is something not on the list!

    If you liked this post and want to find out more on other herbs and aromatherapy check out 12 uses for calming with lavender

     

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