Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint oil is known to calm the mind, and take the edge off anxiety.
Uses & Recipes For Peppermint Essential Oil
These are great for small rooms. Peppermint has a very strong aroma, and only a few drops are needed. Blends well with Coriander oil. Use with a carrier oil like Sweet Almond oil, available cheaply at most supermarkets.
These essential oil reed diffusers release a very light, subtle scent and do not compare to the very strong, overpowering scent that’s released by the commercial reed diffusers which use artificially scented oils. You’ll need to flip the reeds once a week to refresh the scent. Once the reeds are completely saturated, you’ll need to replace them with new reeds. You will also need to replace your oil once it starts to lose its scent or if it starts to smell “off” – usually after a month or so.
¾ fill a glass container, preferably with a small neck. You may have one lying around, or pick up one from a dollar shop.
Add at least four tablespoons of Vodka (brings out the fragrance). You can also use denatured or rubbing Alcohol. Denatured works best, because of its higher alcohol content.
Reeds we have supplied free. These are cotton fibre, & work exceptionally well.
Add 50-70 drops Peppermint oil. This is fairly strong. You may wish to pair with some of the other suggested oils, so personal preference applies.
These are the plug-in ones; ultrasonic with auto shut-off. Great for a larger room, & you only use water with a few drops of oil. To view
Fragrances: Make your own!
Half an ounce Sweet Almond oil (14.7 ml)
30-35 drops of Peppermint oil, or create your own blend as shown below. 2 tbsp cheap Vodka as a preservative. It prolongs the fragrance & enhances the top notes. However, it is not necessary to add alcohol. See below.*
Start with your Sweet Almond carrier oil, or you can use fractionated Coconut oil. Then add those oils you wish to use, starting with base notes.
You could make the fragrance/perfume using only one essential oil, however, it’s lots of fun to make a blend from three or more scents: usually a top note, a middle note, and a base note.
Top notes are the fragrance that you first smell, and therefore are the first to evaporate. The essential oil of Peppermint is a great top note oil.
For a middle note, Lavender or Ginger are good options. The middle note, known as the heart note, is considered the heart of the fragrance. It shows up once the top note has evaporated, and lasts longer. The middle note is more mellow and well-rounded.
Frankincense as a base note is ideal. Base notes are the scents that linger the longest.
Whether they are top, middle or base notes, there are no rules. Have fun and experiment with them. Dab the fragrance at your pulse points (behind the ear, knee and inside of wrist). See how it wears after a time.
*Add alcohol for a preservative. This step isn’t necessary, but if you do, use Vodka, because it is flavorless, but can be helpful if you want your scent to last longer. It also enhances the top note. If you are using 60 or so drops of essential oil, you can use between two to four ounces of alcohol. You can also instead use Isopropyl alcohol.
Notes of those Oils supplied:
Top notes: Bergamot, Eucalypus, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Holy Basil
Middle notes: Lavender, Thyme, Ginger, Coriander
Base notes: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Rollerball perfumes: As per recipes above, these provide a convenient application method. Handy purse size. We have supplied two free bottles with your Ultimate Essential Oil Package. Check out our range of 5ml roller bottles for additional purchases.
To make a spray perfume: Add 20% essential oils to 80% alcohol base. Shake mixture vigorously to dissolve the fragrance of the essential oil into the alcohol base. Pour the alcohol base into the perfume atomizer bottle, and use as a perfume spray.
Nothing compares to a soak in the bath after a challenging day.
Take a handful of Sea salt. Add to it 7-10 drops of your favorite oil, & then add to bath. Sea salt, with its cleansing, mineral-rich properties, makes a luxurious, healthy experience. You can also use Bicarbonate of Soda or Epsom salts in the same way. Both are great for aching, tired limbs.
Add a drop or 2 to your coffee or tea. It’s uplifting. Better still, also add a drop of honey, for an energizing jump-start to your day. Great in lemonades.
Mix 2-3 drops of Peppermint oil with a carrier oil such as Sweet Almond or fractionated Coconut oil, and massage on the chest to relieve congestion. It can also be used to calm itching. The same goes for rubbing into tired, sore muscles, for relief of aches and pains. For any sinus issues, place a few drops in hot water & breathe it in to clear the passages. Do not apply this pure essential oil directly to your skin.
For a general body cream/moisturizer, make a 2% dilution using the by-the-drop method: add 12 drops of Peppermint oil to each fl. ounce (30 ml) of your carrier oil: Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut oil. However, Peppermint can be rather strong, so personal preference applies.
If your recipe calls for peppermint extract, use Peppermint oil. The oil is more concentrated than the typical extract, so you need to use a lot less to flavor your candy or sweets. Peppermint oil doesn’t evaporate like other oils, so it withstands high-heat cooking, although delay if possible adding your oils until the end of the cooking process, to obtain the maximum Peppermint favour.
Add a couple of drops, diluted in a couple of tablespoons of your cooking oil or other liquid you are using, which will help it disperse throughout your dish, chocolates, mint treats, or any recipe where you wish to have that Peppermint taste.
Add a drop to your favourite smoothie recipe, baking brownies & other sweet treats, for a refreshing twist. Use a single drop of Peppermint essential oil for delicious peppermint creams, sorbets, jellies, fondants and chocolate-mint ice cream. Peppermint essential oil lifts the flavours of dishes, with its refreshing notes.
Bugs certainty don’t like Peppermint oil at all. A few drops with Sweet Almond oil, applied to the body, will give some protection from biting insects, although the smell can be fairly strong.
You can also combine with equal amounts of any of the essential oils we have supplied. Have fun, experiment: make your own blend up to a total of 25% of oils overall, by choosing those that you favour the scent of. Add 75% of your carrier oil: Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut. All of the oils supplied will work as repellents; just some a little better then others.
A great alternative to regular kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays. Peppermint oil kills germs and leaves everything smelling fresh and clean. To boost the grease-cutting power for your cleaning spray, add citrus oils like either Lemon, Lemongrass, Bergamot, or Sweet Orange. You can use them all, or just one that you have a preference for.
To make 2 cups of cleaning spray, use 1 ¾ cups of water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, 15 drops of Peppermint oil, and add another 2-7 drops total of the remaining essential oils that you are going to use.
If using as a floor cleaner, cut down the amount of oils to just a few drops of each, as some floors can become slippery because of too much oil applied.
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