Essential Oils 101: The Premium Starter Kit Series Peppermint Edition
I decided over the next few weeks to focus on an educational series about the Premium Starter Kit. Whether your Premium Starter Kit just arrived or you have been wondering if it’s for you, this blog series will be for you. There’s significant value in understanding how to use the Premium Starter Kit because it will truly bring support to everyone in your family and will be a place to slowly eliminate toxins from your lifestyle.
Several of my personal testimonies shared within my blog posts and other media outlets often make mention of the Premium Starter Kit, not only do I discuss how much my life changed by getting started with Young Living by ordering the kit but these are still the essential oils used in my life everyday.
Switching to an essential oil lifestyle didn’t happen overnight but when my kit arrived in the mail, I chose to give essential oils a try immediately. I made an effort to learn as much as possible about the starter kit oils. I still regularly refer to my desk reference for uses of my oils!
A few words on safety when using Essential Oils
1. It is always, and I mean always, a good idea to consult your desk or pocket reference when using essential oils.
2. If using oils with animals, please consult the animal reference guide. This is a great tool that we use almost daily with our dogs!
3. For pregnant or nursing mothers, and for use with babies and children, please consult this guide.
4. Please consider speaking with your appropriate healthcare professional prior to the use of any oils. Please see our disclaimer for more information.
How to use Peppermint Essential Oil
What a great place to start with Peppermint. It has a distinct smell and probably one of the most notable effects of any oil when applied topically. For those of you who don't know, when applied topically it creates an intense cooling sensation. When used aromatically, you will notice an invigorating aroma that brightens the senses and is intensely uplifting.
Peppermint is one of the starter kit oils that really does not have a specific season. Rather, it gets used year-round. Many of the oils in the starter kit behave this way. For example, a non-starter kit oil such as Christmas spirit is best used-you probably guessed it already-during the holidays and winter months. Peppermint, and many other starter kit oils, are not limited to seasonal use. That is yet another great benefit of using a starter kit when first getting into using oils.
Peppermint Essential Oil
I have to say that I think there is nothing like the intensely fresh scent of Peppermint. This essential oil packs quite a punch. When used topically it can cool you down. When using aromatically, it can really energize you and open you up! It is a very robust and potent oil with invigorating characteristics.
Further, there is even Peppermint Vitality which is specially formulated to be ingested. The entire Vitality essential oil lineup from Young Living (the ones with the white labels) are manufactured as dietary grade thereby able to be swallowed.
Before I get started, please remember it's important to have your own resources and literature for using Young Living Essential Oils. Before using any essential oil please look into the safety and know proper use, and most importantly when there are special considerations such as pregnancy, children, or dogs.
I always encourage my friends to grab a Desk Reference Book or Animal Desk Reference, as soon as they get their Premium Starter Kit. Please be aware that Peppermint is an essential oil to use with caution if expecting a child, there are certain times when Peppermint should be avoided when pregnant. Also, keep peppermint away from the eyes or you will be very irritated (Quick tip: If you happen to get Peppermint around your eyes you can use a carrier oil such as coconut in an effort to dilute it and get rid of the intense sensation. Please use caution!)
I highly recommend reading these if expecting a child:
A little known concept called "Layering"
Layering is when you apply essential oils on topically to your body, one essential oil at a time You would do this instead of using a roller with them already blended. There is a lot of technique to layering and I learned a lot about it when reading Vitality: The Young Living Lifestyle.
Use for Energy & Mental Clarity*
I use Peppermint for when I need to get moving because Peppermint is uplifting, refreshing, and invigorating.
Wake Up Diffuser Blend:
Add a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to the diffuser with Lemon and Citrus Fresh
Rise & Shine Roller:
In a 5 ml roller bottle, combine 10 drops Peppermint, 10 drops Lemon, and fractionated coconut oil. *I apply my Rise & Shine roller to my spine, bottom of my feet, or behind my ears. Do not apply roller on areas of skin that will be exposed to sun due to photosensitive properties.
Alleviate Feelings of Increased Pressure*
My husband and I use Peppermint essential oil to support occasional head tension in a variety of ways.
Head & Muscle Soother Roller:
In 5 ml roller bottle, add 5 drops peppermint, 5 drops copaiba, 5 drops panaway, and 5 drops Valor, then fill the rest with carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil.
LLP Diffuser Blend:
Add a few drops of Peppermint, Lemon, and Lavender to the diffuser
LLP / Pollen Buster Roller:
In 5 ml roller bottle, add 5 drops peppermint, 5 drops copaiba, 5 drops lemon, and 5 drops lavender, then fill the rest with carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil.
LLP Vitality Capsule:
Use a “00” gelatin capsule, open the capsule and in one half fill the capsule with the number of desired drops:
Breathing is Fun
Breathe Easy Roller:
In a 5 ml roller, add 5 drops Raven, 5 drops Peppermint, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Copaiba and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. I apply this to my chest and behind my ears.
Wellness Chest Rub Recipe 1:
Breathe Easy Chest Rub Recipe:
For this easy chest rub recipe requires no melting down, simply add Peppermint, Raven, Lemon, Eucalyptus or Thieves essential oil to hardened coconut oil and then blend with a hand mixer to make a chest rub. I like to keep in a cool area so that it doesn’t melt.
For Cooling Purposes
Facilitate Natural Digestive Support*
One of the first ways that I found out how quickly essential oils work was using it for gastrointestinal system comfort*, promoting healthy bowel function*, and to enhance healthy gut function*.
In a 5 ml roller bottle, add 10 drops DiGize, 10 drops Peppermint, and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. I apply this blend right onto my stomach or on bottom of feet.
Use a “00” gelatin capsule, open the capsule and in one half fill the capsule with the number of desired drops:
1-3 drops of Peppermint Vitality
1-3 drops of Digize Vitality
May Help to Freshen Breath*
Peppermint essential oil is great to use to keep things fresh.
In a 5 ml spritzer spray bottle, add 10 drops Peppermint vitality and distilled water. I stick this in my purse so that I have something fresh at anytime.
Dog Breath Spray:
In a 2 oz spray bottle, add 10 drops peppermint vitality and distilled water, maybe a little salt or fractionated coconut oil to help as a carrier in the spray.
Support and Sooth Sensations of Muscular Tension
Peppermint is often used in DIY recipes for soothing qualities*.
Sore No More Roller: (this is a fan favorite!)
In a 5 ml roller bottle, add 5 drops Panway, 10 drops Peppermint, 5 drops Copaiba. I apply directly to muscles, apply to temples or base of the skull to soothe tension.
Sore No More Bath Salts:
In a 4 oz glass jar, combine 5 drops Peppermint, 5 drops Panway, and 5 drops Copaiba with epsom salt. Let this sit for 15-20 minutes before using the bath salts in the water.
Peppermint Massage Serum:
In a 2 oz dropper bottle, add about 20 drops of Peppermint essential oil and fill the rest with fractionated coconut oil. Then its a premade mixture ready for when you need you use it for a back massage.
It is great for Baking and Cooking (Vitality only)
Peppermint Vitality is an essential oil that I love to use in the kitchen for sweats.
May Help with Certain Food Desires
I have found that these three- used in a capsule or in my water- can help me deter from unwanted foods*. Instead I combine: Peppermint, Lemon, and Grapefruit Vitality oils.
"Food Desires Trio" Vitality Capsule:
DIY Skin Care
I specifically like adding peppermint to my DIY Lip Balm and my DIY Sugar Scrub. I use it because Peppermint is so invigorating thereby adding a nice sensation to the lips. It also helps when gently exfoliating the skin on your legs and arms when used in a DIY sugar scrub. Bonus tip: You can add a little lavender to the lip balm or sugar scrub.
Peppermint Sugar Scrub
I have been making sugar scrubs for a long time now, they are super easy to put together and a very effective, natural, way to provide support! Sugar scrubs can be used on the entire body from heels to lips with various essential oils. I simply add this self-care step to my shower routine and I am amazed by the results of a product that is so easy to make.
Ingredients for Sugar Scrub:
Peppermint Lip Balm:
All Around The House:
Add a drop or two onto your wool dryer balls to freshen up the laundry.
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The Oil Sister
My name is Missy and I am the owner of Essentially Well LLC and the primary author of "The Oil Sister". Challenging myself to learn about natural health and wellness has been a life-changing experience for me. I want to share what I have learned with YOU!
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