Essential Oil Blends and Singles

Peppermint

Nearly everybody loves Peppermint essential oil.  Peppermint oil is the most popular essential oil in terms of volume sold.

Peppermint is an instant pick me up.  1 drop of peppermint oil is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea.  Peppermint is added to many dōTERRA blends.

BODY 

Supports Breathing: Put a drop of Peppermint oil in your palms, cup it over your nose and inhale.  Peppermint promotes healthy breathing and clear respiratory function.  Peppermint is one of the ingredients in our Breathe Respiratory blend.  Add Peppermint to a diffuser during workouts to assist in breathing easier as you workout.

Fresh Breath:  Drop 1 drop of Peppermint oil into your mouth to freshen the breath.  Alternatively, you can use the dōTERRA Peppermint beadlets as a healthy ‘breath mint!’

Digestion: Peppermint promotes healthy digestion.  Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil and rub 1-2 drops of Peppermint oil on the tummy to support digestion.  You can also add a few drops in water or veggie cap to alleviate occasional stomach upset.  Peppermint is one of the ingredients in DigestZen digestive blend. *

Pests:  Peppermint naturally repels bugs such as ants and roaches

Mouthwash: Put a drop of Peppermint in a glass of water. Rinse and swish – swallow if you want

Toothpaste:  If you are making your own toothpaste, you can add to toothpaste for fresh breath

Food: Add to desserts or smoothies to give a minty flavor.

Muscle Supports: Peppermint is found in the dōTERRA Deep Blue soothing blend, AromaTouch massage blend, and PastTense tension blend.  You can add Peppermint to your own blends to support your muscle recover from aches, pains, and tension.

Focus & Alertness: Mix equal portions of Wild Orange oil and Peppermint oil in your palms for alertness.  Diffuse Peppermint in your vehicle on long trips.  Add any combination of any of the following oils with Peppermint for focus and alertness as a study aid: Lemon, Rosemary, Bergamot, and Cypress.

Overheated: Simply add equal portions of Peppermint, Frankincense, & Lavender in a spritzer bottle of water and spray on the body when overheated.

Motion Sickness: Simply smelling Ginger and Peppermint oil can help with motion sickness.  You may also want to rub on the bones behind your ears before the airplane takes off, before you leave on a cruise or set sailing.  Smell again or reapply every 4 hours or so.

MIND 

Peppermint is the Oil of a Buoyant Heart.  According to the Emotions & Essential Oils, the negative emotions Peppermint oil helps to shift are the following: Unbearable pain, intense despair, heaviness, pessimistic, muddled.

The positive properties we can adopt are the following: Buoyant, optimistic, clear, relieved, renewed, strength to face emotional pain.

The heart is a strong organ.   It can be hurt and broken but it can be strengthened and mended with love.  We all need to go through negative emotions to grow.

Emotions of the heart are also emotions linked to the small intestines.  These emotions are Abandonment, Betrayal, Forlorn, Lost, Love Unreceived, Effort Unreceived, Heartache, Insecurity, Overjoy, and Vulnerability.

When we allow these negative emotions to weigh us down, we get use to that heaviness and accept it as the norm when in fact our true state is a happy state.  Fear and negativity does not have to control us.

Everyone goes through trials, there is no need to dwell on that old pain longer than necessary.  On the other hand, we can not suppress and ignore sad and painful events without dealing with it properly.  If we haven’t resolved a situation in our heart adequately, then it will come back to remind us to resolve it.  Remember your goal is growth and progression.

I like the analogy of a ‘river of pain’.  When we are faced with that ‘river of pain’ we can’t wade in the shallow end and sit in that water forever.  We must go through it.  There is no way of going around it.  Peppermint, will hold your hands and hold up your heart as you  get into deep water.  It will not let you sink.  You will find you are carried all the way to the other side.  If you refuse to address the problem, it is like going around in a circle in the same spot and eventually facing that same river of pain.  Passing through that ‘river of pain’ is an integral part of your personal journey.  You will find that you are stronger than you think.  When you are on the other side, the joy you feel is far greater than the sorrows you experienced.  You will be grateful for your achievements.

Uplifting the Heart and Mind: Peppermint is an ingredient in the Motivate encouraging blend.

Relief of Impatient or Intolerant Attitude: Mix 3 drops Bergamot, 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Peppermint.1  Put it in a diffuser and smell it.

Affirmation:  I am safe and accepting 

SPIRIT

Peppermint reminds you that you are meant to be happy.  It reminds you to allow happiness in your heart.  There are those who think that they need to be martyrs and refuse to allow joy and happiness in their life.  When they vibrate on a low frequency all the time, they suffer from one thing to the next unnecessarily.

Peppermint helps us clear away all the self imposed limitations.  It helps us think clearly and have a renewed hope and strength for life.  Peppermint says, “Lift up your head, hold yourself up high, lift up that heart.  You are strong enough.”

 

 

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  1. Personal notes from Dr. Sue Lawton

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