Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Originated from North America, the Mediterranean and Great Britain.
It was one of the main ingredients used by grave robbing bandits to protect themselves during the black plague in the 15th century. (Part of Thieves essential oil blend) It is a highly regarded digestive stimulant, Medical Doctors in France have been known to use it to treat liver and respiratory disease for years.
Chocolate Peppermint Brownies (Vegan)
You will need:
1/2 cup pure organic coconut oil
3/4 cup organic maple syrup/agave
3 drops of peppermint essential oil
1/2 silken tofu
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
3/4 organic SR flour
1/4 cup cocoa
Melt coconut oil and cocoa in saucepan. Mix until smooth, beat in maple syrup/agave and silken tofu. Add peppermint oil, walnuts, sifted flour and mix well.
Place on lined baking tray, (don't forget to let your little one lick the spoon, like Zola here, best bit about baking!) Then, cook for about 25 minutes at 180 degrees. Cool before cutting. ENJOY!
The variety of uses for peppermint oil is incredible!
Take today for example; I have used it as an energiser instead of having another cup of coffee, around mid afternoon, (or if you are into those sugary energy drinks, get the boost without the fat!) I put one drop on the back of my hand and lick if off, instantly feeling a boost and full of life!
Or you can place one drop in a cup of very warm water or green tea for a pure energising tea!
I then used it on the back of my neck and shoulders, to ease my tight muscles as i sit here at the computer. It also has worked in helping me keep cool during this sticky humidity.
In the past I have used it with my girls, on the soles of their feet to reduce their high temperatures and also in my diffuser as they have started getting a runny nose. (they both love smelling oils from their bottles especially this one, not that they need any MORE energy!)
If i feel a bit blocked up and stuffy in the sinusy department, it clears my head staight away and helps me think more clearly!
I have also used it while traveling in the car, my husband sometimes gets travel sickness, I rub it on his belly to stop the feeling of nausea.
***Peppermint oil and water in a glass spray bottle to freshen yourself up outside in the sun, re awaken, uplift or spray around the house in the morning to give a fresh energy….***
A great pest control as it deters rats, mice, ants and cockroaches. I place a few drops on cotton wool and rub the area where they are coming from and leave it there. Or have a spray bottle and spray the surface.
So as you can see Peppermint oil is highly beneficial in so many ways! This is one oil that I never leave home without!
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Thankyou for stopping by, I hope that something caught your eye and made you smile. These beautiful oils are truly life changing and I would love everyone to experience the same health benefits that I do everyday - Naturally!
Joyous Health and Harmony,
-My own personal direct experience
-Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, 1999
-Essential Oils Desk Reference, 2009
- An Aromatic Life, 2011
This information is from my direct personal experience and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or treat any illness or dis-ease. Please seek medical advice from a qualified health professional.