Peppermint oil is derived from the peppermint plant which can be found in North America. It has a vast range of benefits, and I love that all of the oils of a variety of uses so that if you don’t have one, you can always try another.
If you have this oil see the 25 Ways to use peppermint essential oil in your home right now. Some of going to really surprise you! (which is all part of the fun!)
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Now that you know that there are different tools and diffusers that you can buy and use in your home, let’s dive into the list of uses for peppermint essential oil.
I’ve included 25 options below that may be perfect for you. That doesn’t mean that they’ll all be the right choice, or that this list includes them all – but it’s a great place to start.
Start at the top and work your way down. This will give you a few ideas on how to use it, and maybe even spark your mind on other options and ideas at the same time.
Best Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
Here are some of the best ways that you can use peppermint essential oil. As you can see, this list offers many options and ideas, so have fun going through the list!
- Peppermint play dough – This is a great calming smell and fun for the kids!
- Peppermint sensory bin or bottle – When you can combine good scents and sensory play, it’s a lot of fun.
- Elevate concentration
- Boost your mood – increase alertness in your homeschool or home or if you need to work late which I often do
- Ease digestion issues by applying topically to your stomach
- Freshen your breath with a peppermint mouth rinse
- Keeps spiders away – diffuse it in a room and keep them at bay
- Get rid of other creepy crawlies – spray places to keep them free of beetles, ants, aphids and cockroaches
- Promotes respiratory health and clear breathing
- Alleviates occasion stomach upsets
- Feel full faster if you inhale during a meal
- Ease your respiratory track by combining with lemon and fractionated coconut oil on the throat
- Kill ticks with a peppermint soaked cotton ball
- Add to your shampoo to help remove dandruff
- Help relieve the pain you experience from headaches by messaging into temples or neck
- Clear up that brain fog if you are feeling lethargic
- Add to lotion for a cool calming effect
- Inhale by rubbing on wrists when you are feeling ill from nausea
- I love diffusing peppermint and wild orange during our homeschool to keep students alert and happy
- Great deodorizer for those stinky garbage cans, add a cotton ball soaked in peppermint to leave it smelling minty
- May help you get some rest if you are having a hard time falling asleep
- Soothe those aching muscles after a workout
- Help relieve the pain from sunburns with it’s cooling properties
- Make your own vapor rub with peppermint, eucalyptus and coconut oil
- Alleviate itchiness from skin irritations like rashes
One other important tip to add is that if you are unsure about using essential oils, talk to a doctor and ask questions. You always want to be sure that you’re staying safe and healthy, so asking questions is never a bad idea.
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Now that you know that there are many different ways that oils can be used, keep going with the momentum and study other oils.
While I love the scent of peppermint, there are a ton of other smells and scents out there that I love also.
Lavender is a super popular oil, and it’s one that offers a lot of great uses to it as well. Find out all the different ways that you can use lavender essential oil here.
Lemon is another super popular oil, and it’s one that offers a lot of great uses to it. Find out all the different ways that you can use lemon essential oil here.
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Yes! You can even use oils to help with cleaning in your home! This is a great way to have the house smelling and looking clean.
Peppermint Oil Uses and Benefits by Healthline