Benefits of peppermint essential oil

Peppermint oil is extracted from Peppermint plant also known as BalsameaWilld. It has been used for various medicinal uses from the times of Greeks and Romans. Today it is extensively used in modern food cuisines, wine and snacks. Many of the common physical ailments can be cured with peppermint oil. The countries in Europe, North America and Asia produce of peppermint oil, however the major producer at present is United States. Other than medicinal and food uses peppermint oil can also be used as an insecticide for spiders, mice, ants, and mosquitoes.

Here is a rundown on various benefits of pepper mint oil.


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Peppermint essential oil has a refreshing calming effect that can get rid of various headaches. Particularly, a component called methanol present in peppermint relaxes muscles and reduces stress.

Take 2 drops of peppermint oil and massage it on the temples, forehead and neck to release head pressure and other flu symptoms.

Nausea and motion sickness

Peppermint oil has carminative properties that are beneficial in treating digestive problems. Put one drop of peppermint oil on your tip of the tongue, massage one drop on the temples, further massage the naval region with 2 drops and inhale the aroma of peppermint oil. You will experience instant relief from nausea and motion sickness.

The use of peppermint oil can cause miscarriage, so don’t use it in case of pregnancy.

Weight loss

People struggle losing weight because they are unable to control their desire to eat. Peppermint oil will help you to stop the desire. Just apply one drop of peppermint oil on your chest before eating food, your body will be satisfied by your meals and will no longer demand more food. No more craving food, only just losing weight!!


Peppermint oil has the antispasmodic property that is effective at relaxing stomach muscles and colon lining. It is beneficial in treating acidity, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion.

Add a drop of peppermint oil to your tea or warm water. Drink it in the early morning before meals for better results.

Focus and alertness

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Peppermint oil keeps your mind awake and positive. Are you trying hard to wake up early in the morning? Here is a trick for you, place one drop of peppermint oil under your nose. Concentration is essential at every walk of life. In a research, the students who used peppermint oil during their exam preparation were able to study well with concentration and score better. Hence it is used to enhance concentration.

Keep a peppermint oil bottle with you and inhale whenever you need to focus on things.

Bug repellent

Insects hate methanol, they stay away from it. For example: spiders sense smell through their legs, they run away when they sense methanol. Mix 20 drops of peppermint oil to any other essential oil like tea tree, cinnamon, lemon grass etc.Transfer it to a spray bottle and use it whenever you need it.

Muscle ache

Peppermint oil is a natural pain reliever. It is extensively used in treating rheumatism and arthritis. Apply this oil on aching muscles and massage well until it penetrates inside. You can add 5 drops of peppermint oil into your bathing water to soothe and relax body muscles.

Natural deodorant and room freshener

Peppermint has a unique and mesmerising aroma which can revitalize the whole day. Why not use it as a body scent? It could be amazing to boost our mood with its refreshing fragrance. It can also be used as a room freshener to spread positive vibes in the house.

Tooth cavity and mouth freshness

A muscle soother and pain killer that treats tooth cavities. Use a drop of peppermint oil on your gums to get relief from pain. Stinky mouth? No worries, just swish peppermint oil + lemon oil and rinse. You will get a clean and refreshing mouth. This mouth rinse can be considered as a quick hack for those who can’t brush their tooth at times while travelling.

Sore throat, cold and cough

The soothing properties relax the muscles and help cure sore throat, cold and cough. Inhale peppermint oil and apply a few drops on the chest to get instant relief from clogged breath and other problems.