As a part of the Healthy Family Project, our family is experimenting with Essential Oils. Every once in a while, I share what I am learning.
Using Peppermint Essential Oil for Headaches
I woke one Saturday morning with a terrible headache that was probably related to my sinuses. I decided to try Peppermint Essential Oil as an alternative to an over-the-counter headache product. I rubbed a little on my temples and it eased the headache.
Using Peppermint Essential Oil for Migraines
On another occasion, I had a three-day migraine. In my research, I discovered that you can use Lavender and Peppermint together.
First, place two drops of Peppermint Essential Oil in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together. Cup your hands over your nose and breathe deeply several times. Rub your hands across the back of your neck.
Then, repeat the exact same process with the Lavender Essential Oil.
While this will probably not take your pain away completely, using the essential oils for my migraine took the edge off and I was able to walk around with feeling ill.
Other Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil
These statements have not been verified by the Food and Drug Administration but many people testify that peppermint essential oil has helped with these issues:
- Soothes cramps and abdominal issues
- Treats bad breath
- Creates alertness and curbs poor concentration
- Increases memory
- Comforts those with indigestion, nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, gas
Peppermint Essential Oil has also been useful in treating allergies, carpal tunnel, polyps in the colon, paralysis, ringworm, scabies, varicose veins, and much more as listed in Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley.
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