Peppermint oil is an awesome aid applied topically for tight or sore muscles, stomach aches, cramps, headaches, etc. It’s also super useful for clearing a congested or stuffy nose. Even just smelling a little peppermint can help clear your nasal passageways and feel invigorated and alert. I love that it’s energizing, refreshing, relaxing and makes sore muscles feel cool and a little tingly (think similar to Tiger Balm but less sticky to apply)
I buy mine from any drug store (CVS, Walgreens) in a roller form. This means the oil is already diluted and ready to apply to skin (not ingested!) I know there are many other forms to buy oil and ways to use it (like mixing it with other oils, a room diffuser, etc) but for me this is the easiest and least complicated way to use it. 99% of the time I only use it for sore muscles after exercising and I love that it’s soothing and invigorating. The one I usually buy is similar to this one from Amazon and the price is comparable.
If you’re interested in reading more, here’s an article I found that seems thorough and neutral 😉 This article also has a ton of interesting information and additional uses of peppermint oil.
Read the Top 10 benefits of peppermint tea
Note: I never use peppermint oil on the kids even though there are ways oils can be used on children.
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Wow I never knew peppermint oil had these properties! Great article, do you feature your writing with any other sites at all?
Thanks, Mike! I haven’t yet!
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