This week on “Behind the Bottle,” we have the privilege of introducing you to our Peppermint essential oil Sourcing partner, the Venell family from Oregon.
The peppermint plant is a hybrid of water mint and spearmint and was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. A high menthol content—like that found in the doTERRA Peppermint essential oil—distinguishes the best quality Peppermint from other products. Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral hygiene, Peppermint also helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promotes healthy respiratory function when taken internally.* Peppermint continues to be one of the best-selling favorites among doTERRA essential oils.
The sharp, sweet scent of Peppermint essential oil is energizing and exhilarating. Peppermint relieves head and neck tension, promotes clear airways, supports oral health, and soothes the stomach.
Use a drop of Peppermint with Lemon in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
Take one to two drops in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
Add a drop to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
Place one drop in palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange and one drop Frankincense and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
Can You Drink Peppermint Oil?
The great flavor of Peppermint essential oil makes it a popular oil to take internally. In fact, Peppermint is the most popular essential oil used in the food industry thanks to its pleasant, refreshing taste. You can add a drop of Peppermint to your favorite smoothie recipe or to a protein shake for a refreshing twist. To freshen breath and ease occasional indigestion, dissolve a Peppermint Beadlet in your mouth or add one to two drops of Peppermint to a glass of water and drink.*
Peppermint also supports the respiratory system.* Inhaling Peppermint helps promote feelings of clear airways and easy breathing. When taken internally, Peppermint may help ease nausea and motion sickness.*
What Is Peppermint Oil Used For?
Peppermint has strong emotional benefits. It’s popularly used to reduce sad and anxious feelings, calm emotions, soothe away tension, and relieve restlessness.
Wondering how to use peppermint oil? Keep reading this article to explore the benefits and uses for peppermint essential oil, one of the best essential oils on the market.
How Do You Use Peppermint Essential Oil?
Diffuse or inhale Peppermint when you’re feeling tired, anxious, or unfocused. For a morning energy boost, rub Peppermint Touch on your temples after you wake up. Throughout the day, apply Peppermint Touch to relieve feelings of head tension, to increase a sense of alertness and concentration, and to soothe anxious feelings.
Where Does Peppermint Essential Oil Come From?
Peppermint essential oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. There are nearly two dozen species of mint and hundreds of varieties that grow natively in Asia, Africa, Australia, and North America. Peppermint is a cross of watermint and the milder-flavored spearmint, and was first described by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in the 18th Century.
Peppermint oils are graded on the content of the menthol they contain. Higher quality oils contain more of menthol, which is the primary constituent of the oil and is responsible for its positive effects on the mind and body. doTERRA Peppermint essential oil is sourced in the Northwestern United States and other parts of the world. doTERRA Peppermint comes from plants harvested at their peak, when the flowering is just beginning. This yields an essential oil with maximum menthol content.
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