4 Things You Need To Know About Peppermint Essential Oil

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Hello Lovelies:

“Morning or night, I love putting mint or spearmint oil on my temples and the back of my neck. There’s this aromatherapy quality of both easing tension and waking you up.” Lily Collins

Lily Collins is right on the money when it comes to peppermint essential oils. And it’s about far more than a lovely smell.

When you’re stuffed up, dealing with a pounding headache, stressed out or in pain peppermint essential oils have your back!

And how it manages to help in so many departments is pretty darn cool. Trust me, there’s a reason I never leave the house without it.

If you’ve got a hay-fever or a cold, are dealing with a tummy ache or menstrual cramps, have an icky tension headache or just want a lovely pick me up peppermint essential oils may very well be your new best friend.

Ready to learn all about how and why peppermint essential oil rocks it hard in the self-care department? Let’s do this!

Why I Adore Peppermint

A bottle of hemp extract and peppermint oil with sits on a table with mint leaves strewn about

I never leave the house without peppermint essential oil. It’s like my little security blanket! Seriously – this stuff has some pretty amazing scientifically proven superpowers and I always feel comforted knowing that it’s pretty well at my fingertips.

Pre-Graves Disease I thought essential oils were meant for massage, aromatherapy and skin care products (because who doesn’t want to smell pretty?) But I had never considered buying some of my own. It just seemed a little too hippy-do to me.

Shock and awe, essential oils have so much to offer. And this girl is hooked… especially when it comes to peppermint oil. It’s helped me so much through a lot of the pain that comes along with a Graves Disease flare up. And even calms me down when I’m feeling stressed. We’ll talk more on that in a minute.

I’m really excited to show you how my favourite oil can rock your freaking world too!

What’s So Cool About Peppermint Essential Oil

This essential oil certainly knows how to work it’s magic. And a lot of that has to do with a compound called menthol that likes to hang out in the mint family. This compound is responsible for the cool sensation we feel when we inhale, eat or apply mint to our skin.

But how does it make you feel cool?

A plant grows in a clear bottle, the roots can be seen in the water

Menthol is a little ninja that has some pretty interesting effects on our body. We have special sensory nerve cells that have these tiny protein receptors that are meant to detect when we’re hot or cold.

But menthol binds to these receptors and tells them a lie. You’re not exactly experiencing a temperature change, but your nerves believe that you are. And since they believe it, you feel it. (source 1, source 2)

It’s very similar to that whole ‘oh dear lord, what have I done’ sensation you feel when you eat hot peppers (or is that just me?) Capsaicin, found in those peppers, tricks your nerves into believing that you’ve come into contact with something really hot. Your body temperature actually hasn’t changed, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t feel any different.

Pretty cool, eh? It’s fascinating how compounds like menthol can effect us! And what’s even neater is how we can use those effects to our advantage! Let’s see what peppermint essential oils have to offer us.

The Awesome, Scientifically Proven Effects of Peppermint Essential Oils

1. Clear Your Sinuses

Maybe “gives the illusion of clear sinuses” would have been a better header here, because peppermint doesn’t actually do a whole lot decongesting. But you will totally feel like you can breathe better. Which is pretty flipping cool (especially when you’re all stuffed up).

Sounds kind of weird though, right? I mean, if peppermint doesn’t actually clear up those sinuses why is it the leading ingredient in so many decongestants out there? 

An open bottle of essential oils sits on a table, items are out of focus in the background

It’s all about perception baby! I’ve already mentioned that menthol is one amazing little ninja, and it’s role in the decongestant market is no exception.

One study found that peppermint had no real effect on nasal congestion and that exercise was actually a better option, resolving up to 70% of the issue. But 100% of the subjects reported that they felt like they could breathe better after being exposed to menthol vapours (while only 20% felt better after exercising). (source)

It’s believed that the cold sensation is the reason why menthol makes us feel better when we’re all stuffed up. It gives the illusion of more air flow. And hey – I’m pretty happy to believe in the illusion. If it makes me feel better then I’m game. What do you think?

You can tap into the breathe easy effects of peppermint oils like this:

  • Add a dab to the tip of your nose
  • Place a couple of drops on your hands, rub them together and breathe in the vapours
  • Pop some peppermint oil into your essential oil diffuser
  • Inhale the scent direction from the bottle
  • Create a salve (see recipe below) and rub on your chest and forehead (kind of like vapo rub)
  • Rely on pre-made products featuring menthol or peppermint oils (I prefer Bear Balm by Soulflower Herbals and Pain Relief Butter by Lemon Balm Lane. Tiger Balm is another potential option)

2. Ease Pain

A close up of a peppermint plant in full bloom

This is the main reason peppermint essential oil has a permanent spot in my purse – it’s pretty wonderful at easing pain. And who doesn’t love a go to pain reliever?

Back when my Graves was raging I was often living in pain city. Thankfully a friend mentioned that peppermint might be a good topical option. I was extremely skeptical, but I had nothing to lose so I got myself a bottle. And oh boy was it ever good! Like ‘put away the Advil, this stuff knows how to work it’ good (at least for me – everyone’s experiences are obviously different ;))

Whether it was indigestion hell, never ending muscle spasms, or general aches and pains, peppermint essential oils saved the day! This stuff can even help to relieve menstrual pain. Booyah!

How does peppermint essential oil ease pain?

Basically menthol can block pain detection and has an anaesthetic effect (source). Remember how I said that menthol can bind to certain nerve cells to make us feel cold (even thought we aren’t)? These sensory nerves play a role in pain sensation too. So peppermint oils ability to bind to those bad boys starts to ease pain. But it goes so much farther than that.

Menthol can also weakly activate certain opiod receptors, which can alter your perception of pain (source). Kind of cool, am I right? And, since it didn’t want to stop there, it can also inhibit certain channels in other pain-sensitive nerves, which can hinder your body’s ability to transmit pain signals (source). This means less pain for you! Yahoo!

Related: How to Naturally Soothe the Pain Caused by a Sensitive Stomach

Someone holds up a handfull of herbs. Peppermint can be seen in the back.

The easiest way to tap into the pain easing effects of peppermint oil is to create a salve (recipe below) and apply it to the effected area. But you can also use the same types of pre-made products I mentioned for your sinuses. Menthol will be happy to work it’s wonders for you!

3. Soothe a Headache

Maybe this one seems obvious, since I’ve already gone over some pretty interesting pain relieving goodness brought on by peppermint oils, but I still think it’s really important to touch base on headaches. Because headaches can be agony, right? And sometimes the worst thing is waiting there in pain while you pray for your pain relievers to kick in.

But get this! Peppermint oil can help. And it kicks in super, duper fast.

Someonen holds a small bottle of essential oil in their hand.

One study found that there was no significant difference in the headache relieving power of 1000 mg of acetaminophen and a 10% peppermint oil in ethanol solution (source). In fact, the peeps that got to use a peppermint essential oil solution noticed that their headaches were less intense after only 15 minutes in. Booyah! That’s some fast acting relief!

I like to create the salve below or use pre-made pain butters (see the sinus section) and apply them to my forehead, temples and even the back of my neck when I’m experiencing a headache. It gets to work super quickly. And it’s safe to re-apply as needed.

4. Keep those Teeth Clean

Ever notice that mint makes a pretty frequent appearance in all of your dental care products? I mean, it’s almost overkill, right? Mint toothpaste, mint floss, mint mouthwash, mint gum… there’s a reason peppermint is popping up so often!

Peppermint packs some serious muscle that works well against cavity causing bacteria. It’s ready to take on several strains of streptococci and lactobacilli and put them in their place (which is away from your pearly whites!) (source)

If (and only if) you’re using edible grade essential oils (like doTERRA) you can easily add a drop of peppermint essential oils to your coconut nut oil next time you oil pull (a self care activity I totally recommend by the way!) Or pop a single drop in a glass of water and do a good swish. Super bonus, you’ll also have minty fresh breath!

Related: Coconut Oil Pulling with Oil of Oregano

An Extra Bonus (At Least On My End)

While there definitely need to be more studies on the psychological effects of essential oils, I also find that peppermint essential oils make me feel calm and relaxed. Thus the whole security blanket thing I mentioned earlier!

I think it’s just a side effect of all of the awesome pain relief I’ve experienced over the years. When something comes to your aid every time you’re in pain you start to associate it with feeling good. And hey, as far as side effects go, that one’s pretty awesome! I talk about this awesomeness in a little more detail in this video.

Related: Essential Oil Uses for Emotional Balance

A Note On Using Peppermint Essential Oil Topically

4 tiny bottles of essential oils. Someone holds a dropper above one of them.

Some people may have a hypersensity to the cold sensation created by menthol… which could actually cause them to feel pain (kind of counter-intuitive, right?) And everyone has different skin sensitivities. That’s why it’s so important to do a patch test before putting something new on your skin. 

Before applying peppermint oil to a large area of your skin topically, test a drop or two on your inner wrist and wait 5-10 minutes to make sure that you don’t experience any irritation. If your skin is happy with the cool sensation, that’s awesome. But if not, it’s best to steer clear.

Peppermint Essential Oil Safety

While peppermint oils have a lot of goodness to offer they aren’t necessary good for everyone. It’s also important that you make sure that you are using pure essential oils that are meant for topical or internal use (I prefer doTERRA Essential Oils – you can check out their peppermint directions and safety information right here).

Someone poors drops of essential oils into their left hand.

Not all essential oils are created equal – if the bottle doesn’t say that it’s intended for internal or topical use, do not put that baby anywhere near your body!

And, of course, it’s important to remember that a little goes a long way. When it comes to essential oils, less is more!

Make sure to keep peppermint oil out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing or have health concerns consult with a doctor before using this oil.

Keep this bad boy away from your eyes, inner ears and other sensitive areas (because ouch).

And, of course, speak to your doctor if you have any other questions or concerns before using peppermint essential oil. They are the best person on your team to help you decide what the best move for your health would be.

Easy Peppermint Oil Salve

DoTERRA Peppermint essential oil surrounded by blue flowers and babies breath

Easy Peppermint Oil Salve

Super simple pain relief salve made with peppermint essential oils. Great for headaches, stomach or menstrual pain, aches and pains, congestion and more. 

Course Self Care
Cuisine Gluten Free, Pain Relief, Self Care, Vegan
Keyword Peppermint Essential Oil
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Person
Author Sara - Ms. Health-Esteem

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tsp Sweet Almond Oil Or Carrier Oil of Choice
  • 3-5 Drops Topical Quality Peppermint Essential Oil (Like DoTERRA) Add more or less depending on your desired level of coolness

Instructions

  1. For relief from nasal congestion apply to the chest, back and temples (like you would with vapo rub)

  2. For headaches apply to the temples, forehead and back of the neck (if the pain extends to that area)

  3. For indigestion or menstrual pain apply to the abdominal area

  4. For muscle or other body pain apply to the affected area

  5. Keep away from the eyes, inner ears or other sensitive areas

  6. Keep away from children and speak to a physician before use if pregnant, breastfeeding, suffering from serious health conditions or discuss your questions and concerns

Have you used peppermint essential oil before? What are your favourite essential oils? Any security blankets of your own that you never leave the house without? Let me know in the comments below!

Health and love,

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Thought of the day: Sometimes the simplest changes can have the greatest impacts. 

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Sara Flanagan is a wellness writer and the creator of www.mshealthesteem.com, where she shares her story of being diagnosed with Graves Disease, a chronic autoimmune disease, and empowering herself to do everything she can to thrive in spite of her diagnosis. She writes articles on self-love, acceptance, wellness and nutrition. Join the Health-Esteem Family today and share in the journey.

64 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jamie

    March 14, 2018

    Ooooh this is such a great post because i love pepermint essential oil. Everything about it. The smell the feel the effects. So, you didn’t mention this but I think it also has an anti-anxiety effect. I love breathe by doterra- rolling it, diffusing it, or using it in necklace. It makes me feel calm, it definitely opens my airways and it’s just a nice smell. It’s also one of the few scents I can almost always handle and I love it in a good lip balm. I’ve also noticed it helps with headaches, sleep, and pain!!! Best essential oil out there. Loved this post!! <3 Jamie

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      I’m so happy you’re on the peppermint oil train too Jamie! That stuff is amazing ^^. I can’t imagine my life without it. I totally agree with you – it definitely makes me feel more calm and has been a superhero in moments of anxiety. I mention it briefly as an extra bonus I’ve experienced. But unfortunately I couldn’t find as much on the scientific research front. There definitely needs to be more studies on essential oils and emotional balance – because they work wonders! 🙂
      Peppermint is 100% my favourite too. I’m glad I’m not the only one :). I hope that you get to treat yourself to some soon! Thanks as always for your love and support hun! I’m so grateful <3

  2. Reply

    Nicole

    March 15, 2018

    I LOVE peppermint essential oils, I use this oil daily. This post is awesome, so informative

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      That’s so awesome Nicole! It’s seriously marvelous. I use it everyday too. I couldn’t imagine life without it! And isn’t it incredible to know that it works in such interesting ways? I was floored! I hope you enjoy your peppermint oil today ^^. Have a good one <3.

  3. Reply

    Dr. Nadia

    March 17, 2018

    essential oils are amazing. Besides being natural, they have so many uses. My in purse oipd is lavender but I will have to start using peppermint more. Great info on your post!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      I’m so happy you carry an essential oil in your purse too! I seriously can’t leave the house with it ^^. It’s truly amazing what these oils have to offer. Lavender would have to be my second favourite. What a beautiful oil. I hope that you enjoy adding more peppermint oil to your routine too Dr. Nadia. I’d love to hear what you think! <3

  4. Reply

    Erin Haugerud

    March 18, 2018

    I love peppermint!!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      You have marvelous taste Erin! Peppermint is awesome! So happy you love it too <3

  5. Reply

    slushwebKayla

    March 18, 2018

    You had me at number one and three! I’m currently sick and have been looking for home remedies!!!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear that you’re sick Kayla! I hope you’re feeling better today and that the peppermint oil works it’s magic! Sending love and healing vibes <3

  6. Reply

    Mel

    March 18, 2018

    Wow, I didn’t know there was so much to peppermint oil! Might have to get myself some of this

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      It’s truly awesome, isn’t it Mel? I was so amazed – the more I researched it the cooler it became. I already loved Peppermint Oil. But goodness – it’s downright amazing in my eyes :). I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do! It was a life changing investment on my end. Let me know what you think if you give it a try ^^

  7. Reply

    Gardening love

    March 18, 2018

    Such an informative post ! I never knew it had so many uses . I shall have to try it out, I get a lot headaches so I’ll give this a try.

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      Isn’t it absolutely amazing? I have been using it for years but I didn’t realize it had all of these incredible properties until I did all of this research! I hope that you love it as much I do. It’s helped a ton with my headaches. Let me know your thoughts! I’d love to hear about your experiences <3

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    Nina | Lemons and Luggage

    March 18, 2018

    I’ve recently gotten back into oils again (and coincidentally just wrote a post on them), and this is a great reminder for the amazing effects of peppermint essential oil. You’re so right that it’s perfect against headaches, and as we have very bad ventilation at the office I think I might just bring a small bottle with me to reduce the effects! Thanks a lot!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      That’s so awesome Nina! I’d love to read your post about it if you’d like to share it with us <3. Peppermint oil was the first oil I ever brought home with me and goodness it has been life changing. I couldn't imagine life without it anymore. I'm so happy you're getting back into the too. I hope you enjoy having a bottle of peppermint at work ^^. Looking forward to diving into your post hun!

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    Ashley Roberts

    March 19, 2018

    I love my essential oils but I generally just use them to make the room smell good. I think I’m missing out on ohhhh 99.9% of the benifits! I’ll have to try peppermint for the pain relieving… Sounds amazing!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      The aromatherapy benefits are awesome – so you’re definitely getting a ton of goodness Ashley! But there are definitely so many topical benefits too (for oils that are safe to be used topically of course). I hope you have fun discovering a whole new part of the essential oil world! I also hope you love the new uses for peppermint oil. Let me know how it goes Ashley! I would love to hear about your experiences <3.

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    Tina Milnes

    March 19, 2018

    I had no idea how many awesome used there are for peppermint oil! Definitely going to try some of these– thanks!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      I’m so excited for you to discover the world of peppermint oil! It’s been such an awesome addition to my life. Oh goodness – I never leave the house without it these days! I hope that you adore it too. Let me know how it goes Tina <3.

  11. Reply

    Sam

    March 19, 2018

    I just started using EO and love Peppermint!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      That’s so awesome Sam! Welcome to the awesome world of Essential Oils! I’m so excited for you – I had such a fun time diving in and still get excited every time I discover a new oil. ^^ Which one’s your favourite so far? I hope you’re having a ton of fun 🙂

  12. Reply

    Bukola Veronica

    March 19, 2018

    oooh, this is such an informing post! I LOVE peppermint tea but i’ve never tried the oil. So I must check it out to see if i’ll enjoy the oil as much as I love the tea!

    Bukola Veronica,
    http://www.bukolaveronica.com

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      I’m so excited for you Bukola – discovering peppermint oil was such a huge, exciting thing for me (seriously – it just has to much goodness to offer!) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Let me know what you think – I’d be so happy to hear your thoughts 🙂

  13. Reply

    Carol B Sessums

    March 19, 2018

    Girl, yass!!! I am all about some essential oils and peppermint is among my faves! I’m not normally a big fan of peppermint but I do love peppermint tea and the essential oil is, as you mention, healing on many levels!! Great post!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 19, 2018

      I’m so glad you’re on team peppermint essential oil too Carol! There’s just too much goodness there to pass up :). What other oils do you love to use? I hope you’re having a wonderful day <3

  14. Reply

    Randi

    March 19, 2018

    I didn’t realize that it clears up your sinuses! I have seasonal allergies so bad.. this will really help!!

    • Reply

      Sara

      March 20, 2018

      Hi Randi! It definitely makes your sinuses feel clearer, but just so you’re going in fully aware it’s more of an illusion. Studies show that it doesn’t actually clear the sinuses up, it just creates the sensation that you can breath better. If you want more info I definitely encourage you to check out that section again and dive into the researched I’ve linked to! 🙂

      I experience spring/early summer allergies too. And I totally keep peppermint oil on hand so I can feel like I’m breathing easier. I find it to be a huge help. But I was astonished when I learned that it wasn’t actually doing much in the decongesting department. I’m totally happy with the illusion though; if it makes me feel better I’m all in!

      Hope your allergies aren’t too bad this year <3

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    bewrit

    March 20, 2018

    Oh my! I have peppermint essential oil that I use in a humidifier from time to time (aromatherapy), but I had no idea there were so many other ways I could be using it! Definitely never thought about using it to cure my headaches or anxiety. Thanks for sharing this awesome post 🙂

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      It is so lovely for aromatherapy too Brit! I’m so glad you’re already enjoying it. I hope that you have fun discover the other awesome uses of peppermint essential oil. That stuff is seriously so awesome ^^. Let me know what you think!

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    Channon Gray

    March 25, 2018

    I think I need to invest in some peppermint essential oil to help with my current cold situation. I’ve been unwell now for weeks off and on, maybe I’m missing a trick here, even if it is only psychological! Thanks for sharing this great post Sara!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      I’m sorry to hear that you have a cold you can’t kick Channon! I hope that you’re able to check in with your doctor and get a little help kicking that cold to the curb.

      Peppermint oil won’t actually clear sinuses but it does create the illusion of better breathing. So it can be helpful when you’re feeling stuffed up. And it’s also really soothing. I hope it helps. Let me know!

      Sending tons of love and healing vibes your way <3

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    Stacie

    June 13, 2019

    How cool is that?! I’ve always loved peppermint oil for the smell, but I didn’t know I could do so much with it.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      June 17, 2019

      That’s such an important point Stacie! We all need and deserve a little time for ourselves. And self-care doesn’t happen without it! Thank you so much for sharing such an important point <3

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      Isn’t it so neat Stacie? I’m blown away too! Go mint xD.

  18. Reply

    gaynycdad

    June 13, 2019

    I had no idea peppermint oil could do all of this, this is great! I have half of these situations, so I better get some oils to improve my life! Thanks!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      Isn’t it so interesting? I was blown away! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Let me know what you think 🙂

  19. Reply

    Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    June 14, 2019

    Nnniiicccceeeeee….with this, this oil is a fresh-entrant on my pain-relievers list!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      I’m so glad you’re excited Ntensibe! I hope that you enjoy peppermint essential oils as much as I do :). Share your thoughts with me if you give them a go 🙂

  20. Reply

    Emman Damian

    June 14, 2019

    I think I need a bottle of peppermint essential oils right now. It’s very cool for the skin and our mind. Great post!

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      Isn’t it so neat Emman? Who knew peppermint had so much to offer. I hope that you enjoy them. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you treat yourself to a bottle 🙂

  21. Reply

    Ronnie E.

    June 15, 2019

    I love the fresh feel of peppermint oil! I use it to clear my sinuses and it’s very helpful. I live at a very high altitude and I notice that it helps with breathing as well.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoy peppermint essential oils so much Ronnie! I thought it was really neat that studies show that it doesn’t actually clear sinuses but created the illusion of better breathing. That blew me away! I always use it when I’m stuffed up because it just makes me feel so much better. But knowing a little more about what’s going on behind the scenes is really cool. I hope you had fun learning with me.

      I also love that you brought up it’s ability to help with breathing at a high altitude. That’s an amazing share. Thank you! <3

  22. Reply

    Mijia Eggers

    June 15, 2019

    I only know that the oil smooth the headache. In one Asian product, the tiger balm, the main herb is also the peppermint oil. People also use it when they have headache.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      It’s amazing for headaches and pain :). I’m glad you have it as a go to if you need it Mijia. Thank you so much for sharing with us! I think I’ve actually seen tiger balm around here before too.

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    Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    June 15, 2019

    Peppermint oil does help clear up sinuses! I have been using this for a long time instead of popping a decongestant pill into my mouth. I also use a tiny bit to relieve the itchiness from mosquito bites. Works wonders!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      I use it when I’m stuffed up too Kristine! It provides so much relief. I was blown away to learn that studies show that it doesn’t actually clear up sinuses at all but created the illusion of better breathing. How bonkers cool is that? I’ll definitely continue to use it (for many, many reasons). I’m glad you have it as a go-to when you need it too! 🙂

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    Heather

    June 15, 2019

    Thanks for sharing this info. I had no idea!! Really appreciate it.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      I’m so glad to hear that Heather! I hope you adore peppermint essential oils if you try them out :). Let me know what you think <3

  25. Reply

    Elizabeth O

    June 15, 2019

    I’ve always loved the medicinal properties of peppermint oil even before it became so trendy. Like you pointed out, it has many uses and is very effective.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      I couldn’t agree more Elizabeth! There really is so much goodness in that little bottle. I’m glad you enjoy it too 🙂

  26. Reply

    clydequin93

    June 16, 2019

    I love peppermint essential oil, it’s one of my favorite essential oils. I use it with a diffuser at home and the smell is really perfect; it is so soothing and relaxing.

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      Heck yes! Such a lovely smell. It really does leave you feeling so relaxed. I’m glad you enjoy it so much. Hope you get to put some in your diffuser and enjoy the goodness soon.

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    notquitesupermommn

    June 16, 2019

    I love love LOVE peppermist essential oil! I often diffuse it when I have a headache or feel a little stuffed up. I had no idea about the dental benefit though, I’m excited to give that a try soon. Thanks for all of your (as always) wonderful advice. I love reading through your posts!! <3

    • Reply

      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      Yay team peppermint! I’m so glad you enjoy it so much too Nicole! I hope you have fun discovering all of the other goodness peppermint has to offer <3.

      And thank you so much! Your love and support seriously means the world. I always learn so much from you too. I think your creativity is absolutely amazing and that your little ones are so lucky to have such a wonderful mama <3.

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    Erin

    June 17, 2019

    Peppermint is so relaxing to me!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      Totally agree! That stuff is wonderful :). Glad it helps you relax <3

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    Erin Knight

    June 17, 2019

    As someone have frequent headaches, I can attest that peppermint essential oil is a great relief for me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on peppermint essential oil with us!

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      I’m so glad that peppermint helps Erin! Thank goodness. Relief is always a wonderful thing. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us!

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    liawalsh

    June 17, 2019

    I’ve never really used essential oils for anything except scenting things so that they smell nice! (Homemade cleaning products, for example.) Can confirm that peppermint has the effect of making my sinuses feel cleared out! haha 🙂

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      Making homemade cleaners and other goodies is so fun! I’m glad you have fun doing that Lia. The smell is absolutely amazing. And totally makes our sinuses feel clearer. It’s pretty cool! Hope you have fun making more cleaners and other goodness soon. <3

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    Ve Eat Cook Bake

    June 18, 2019

    Sara, you rock it again. I love peppermint oil. Especially during the pregnancy I used it for my headaches. And it helped me without taking any pain relieve pills.

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      Sara | Ms. Health-Esteem

      July 3, 2019

      You rock too gorgeous! Thank you <3. Your friendship and support is so dear to me. I'm really grateful for you!

      I love that it helped you out through your pregnancy. I know that it's not safe to put on your abdomen when you're pregnant (apparently it can cause contractions when you do that - isn't that bonkers?!) But it's so nice for headaches so that you don't have to suffer while you can't really use pain killers. Totally a great point to share. You rock!

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