As a mother of two teenage daughters I have learned the importance of having allies. For me this has come in the form of family, friends, dogs, and plants. Like family or friends, there are those specific plants that can be called upon for a particular need, and then there are those that are good and trusted friends. Peppermint has become a reliable old friend to me.
Throughout the years I have turned to peppermint to combat a wide range of issues our family has faced. Its fresh and invigorating aroma has a way of waking up the senses, while its candy-like smell has made it a much welcomed guest diffusing in my teen’s room while they study. It has also served as an oil based perfume promoting courage and clarity before on-stage performances. I love to use it as a room freshener with its sharp, minty smell adding brightness and a clean feeling to our home. Of course, this time of the year, with the days getting hotter, the cooling nature of peppermint make it a summertime essential.
I hope this leaves you inspired!
Ideas for using peppermint:
-Add 2-10 drops to 1oz of water and use as a cooling spritzer for arms and legs.
-To freshen your home or work space, add a couple of drops of peppermint to your home diffuser.
-To inspire courage, create a simple oil-based perfume by blending peppermint (1 drop), cedar, atlas (2 drops), and pine (2 drops) into ½ oz of your favorite carrier oil such as coconut or jojoba oil.
*If you are wanting to experiment with your own peppermint creations, please be safe and do not exceed a 4% dilution. As lovely a peppermint is, please keep in mind that it may not be for everyone and use with caution. Take caution when using on children, during pregnancy, or with sensitive skin. Do not use on infants.