Saturday, January 24, 2015

Peppermint Essential Oil Review + Giveaway

There is so many uses for Peppermint Essential Oil. It's just wonderful stuff!


I really like how many oils come with a cap, and a glass dropper. 

Benefits:

It's: Kosher, Vegan, and NAH Certified. 

I use mine mostly to be able to breathe more effectively by adding drops to my bath water, or in boiling water. I have allergies to the extreme. 

I've also added it to coconut oil for the skin, homemade lip balm, homemade deodorant, and the list goes on.

Peppermint Oil Cures Headaches. Energize your senses with this stimulating and cooling essential oil! A natural approach to reduce stress, headaches and anxiety.

Peppermint Essential Oil for Steam Treatment. When placed in a steamer, peppermint oil can help reduce mucus in the throat. Simply add a few drops of peppermint oil to boiling water and breathe in the steam.

Peppermint Oil for Use around the House. Numerous household uses, including keeping mice, spiders and ants away.

Peppermint Oil (Mentha Arvensis) from La Lune Naturals. This is a highly concentrated oil and should be used with care. Always dilute before any use other than aromatherapy. 



I love that Lalune sends over a PDF book for recipe ideas.


DIY Peppermint Deodorant is so easy to make. There are a lot of chemicals in most of the deodorants that you buy in the store. I'm trying to move away from them.

Ingredients:
  • 3 1/2 Tablespoons Shea Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons of Beeswax
  • 3 Tablespoons Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
  • 23 Drops of Essential Oil of Your Choice: I used Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 3 Capsules of Powdered Probiotics

Directions:


In a small pan melt Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Beeswax. Stir the ingredients until they are melted. I used a rubber baby spoon to stir everything, which worked really well.

Take the pan off the heat, and add in Arrowroot Powder (you can replace with corn starch), and Baking Soda. Stir the ingredients until it is not lumpy. Add in Vitamin E Oil, and Probiotic Powder. Stir, and let it thicken to the consistency of pudding.


Put the mix in the empty deodorant container. I bought empty deodorant containers on Amazon. 

It smells wonderful! Yes buying all the ingredients up front can be a lot, but it's just a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It takes awhile to go through a stick of deodorant. The ingredients last. 

I think about the future. Mica will someday be using deodorant. I don't think I'll make peppermint scent for him, but making my own is better than buying most of the stuff they sell in the stores. You can reuse the container after you are done with it to make yourself some new deodorant.


Win it!

One of my readers is going to win their own Lalune Peppermint Oil! It's a $35 value. If you can't wait to buy it, it's on sale right now for $19.99.

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11 comments:

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I have been trying not to use deoderant you buy in the store. This would work great for me. Do the oils stain your clothing?

andrea v said...

I would love to make lip balm

Martha said...

I would use the peppermint to help get rid of headaches.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love peppermint oil. I use it for headache relief most, but also love it in my bath salts!

mail4rosey said...

I've been wanting to try it. I'd use it to ward off headaches.

Jen Schneider said...

I love essential oils that help with headaches. This is perfect!

~ Noelle said...

There is so much talk about essential oils these days... Glad to hear a good review on them and I never thought about using it for deodorant!

Elise Johansen Harvey said...

I would like to try this for headaches!

Maryann D. said...

I love Peppermint Oil. I enjoy just smelling it. I haven't used it for headaches yet. I do put drops of it by my doorways to keep bugs and ants away.
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Amy L said...

I love peppermint oil! I'd use it for making soy candles and homemade body butter. I'd also infuse it. It's such an energizing fragrance :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

Peppermint and sage essential oils are my go - to's when dealing with a respiratory infection!

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