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Be Cool with Peppermint!

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There are moments in life that take you back to the basics. That’s exactly how it is with dōTERRA Peppermint, a longtime best seller and staple for essential oil users everywhere. Sourced in the USA, it’s available in both the original 15 mL bottle and the conveniently diluted Peppermint Touch roll-on. Without further ado, let’s showcase everything this fan favorite has to offer!

A familiar name and scent, Peppermint has lesser known tricks up its sleeve. Invigorating and cooling, this minty aroma carries potential far beyond the typical toothpaste and mouthwash applications it automatically brings to mind. For example, did you know Peppermint can be used aromatically to help suppress appetite, assisting in the war on food cravings? Or have you considered keeping it on your bedside table so that when your morning alarm sounds, you’re energized for the day with one deep inhale?

Yes, Peppermint essential oil has a delightful cooling effect due to its high menthol concentration; but be forewarned that it quickly turns hot on sensitive skin! For topical application, make sure to dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil. Peppermint is a key ingredient in blends such as dōTERRA PastTense and AromaTouch, both of which are perfect for topical application over the neck and shoulders. The soothing and invigorating qualities of Peppermint make it an important part of these relaxing massage blends.

Use the power of Peppermint to address tension, stress, and localized discomfort. Apply it to bottoms of feet to cool down the entire body, and let the fresh aroma take you to a place of emotional invigoration. Diffuse by itself, or experience it in this herbaceous diffuser blend:

Secret Garden

2 drops Peppermint

1 drop Basil

1 drop Lime

1 drop Lemon

By the way, we don’t want to downplay the nature of Peppermint as a superhero in the oral health department! Ran out of mouthwash? Use a drop of Peppermint with a drop of Lemon in a small amount of water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse. Thirsting for the indulgence of a minty milkshake from your favorite fast food hangout? Add a drop to your favorite smoothie recipe for a cool twist.

Last but not least, Peppermint naturally deters insects, making the roll-on Touch version especially useful during seasons when those flying critters bother us most. We could go on, but you already have plenty of reasons to either reach for your tried-and-true Peppermint bottle or go get your first one.