31 Reasons To Use Peppermint This Month

31 Reasons To Use Peppermint This Month

Written by: Lindsay Sibson

Refreshing.

Soothing.

Cooling.

Embodying these characteristics is what has led peppermint to be used in a variety of health and home products.

From mouthwashes to ointments, peppermint has a long standing history of having numerous therapeutic effects, which is why we chose it as an ingredient in our green juice powder, Organifi.

If you aren’t using peppermint yet, here are some reasons WHY you need to get started today!

31 Reasons To Use Peppermint This Month

1

Peppermint leaves have a high flavonoid content and provide a substantial amount of antioxidants

2

Helps whiten your teeth and freshen your breath

3

Enhances memory

4

Soothes skin irritations, redness and itchiness

5

Helps wound recovery (kills bacteria)

6

Has antibacterial and antiseptic properties

7

Combat the effects of stress by inhaling the peppermint aroma

8

Enhances alertness

  • Place a few drops of peppermint essential oil in the palms of your hands, rub together and then breathe in the aroma

9

Reduces hunger cravings

  • Can also help you feel full faster

10

Helps alleviate the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

11

Relieves cold symptoms (especially congestion and cough due to the menthol)

  • Rub a blend of peppermint essential oil and coconut oil on your chest

12

Keeps bugs away

  • Acts as a natural bug repellent (effective for ticks, mosquitoes, spiders, ants, cockroaches… even mice!)

13

Helps sooth and reduce acne (due to the anti-microbial properties)

14

Reduces fevers because of its cooling effect

  • Massage peppermint oil with coconut oil onto your chest, bottom of your feet and neck to help bring a fever down

15

Eases the symptoms of indigestion and upset stomach

16

Relieves sunburn

  • Hydrates burned skin and relieves pain (mix peppermint oil with coconut oil and apply directly to the area)

17

Calms the symptoms of “morning sickness” in pregnant women

18

Combats dandruff by cooling and soothing your scalp

  • Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to your natural hair products

19

Naturally thickens and nourishes damaged hair

  • Add peppermint oil to your shampoo

20

Relieves allergies by relaxing your nasal passages

21

Relieves tension headache pain

  • Massage peppermint essential oil on your temples and breathe the aroma in deeply

22

Enhances liver function by increasing the amount of bile flow

23

Acts as a natural relief from gas and intestinal pain

  • Relaxes your intestinal muscles

24

Peppermint leaf helps break down and reduce bad cholesterol

25

Drink peppermint tea to ease a sore throat

26

Soothes symptoms of teething in infants

  • Mix peppermint oil and coconut oil (a ratio of 1:1) and rub onto the gums for relief

27

Contains vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium and fiber

28

Has hormone balance effects

29

Minimizes the symptoms of heartburn

30

Relieves muscle and spasm pain

  • Massage peppermint essential oil directly onto the problem area

31

Is a low calorie flavor additive for drinks and food


How To Use Peppermint

1. Add fresh mint leaves to tea and drink it hot or cold.
2. Throw a few leaves into your favorite soup or salad.
3. Chop peppermint leaves and add to fruit dishes.
4. Put some in your water bottle to add a touch of peppermint flavor and zest.
5. Simply chew on peppermint leaves to boost your oral health!

No juicer? No problem! Organifi Green Juice is a carefully selected blend of 11 different superfoods including turmeric, spirulina, lemon, mint, moringa and more. It was formulated for busy women and men who are looking for a way to super boost their health and support their lifestyle without spending a lot of time or money in the kitchen. Try it today!

About The Author

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.




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