One of my favorite things to do is watch someone experience Peppermint essential oil for the first time. When I am sharing essential oils with a group of people, I will put one drop of oil in the palm of their hand. Then have them put their hands together and rub. Then I have them put their hands in a cupping shape and breathe in the pure scent of pure peppermint essential oil. It is funny to see their reaction not hardly believing that one drop of this oil can be so powerful.
I have no doubt God put plants on earth for our use. Peppermint definitely makes its presence known. I enjoy the powerful effects of this oil, using peppermint on a regular basis year round. In Winter I use it to help keep me clear of congestion. In Spring it helps with allergies. In Summer it helps keep me cool. In the Fall I use peppermint in cooking, and for allergies.
I am amazed how many people run to their medicine cabinet when they have any kind of ailment. My grandpa Richie became a pharmacist after my uncle died at age seven, from a accidental drug overdose, being given an adult sized dose when he was sick. My grandpa always said drugs are to sell not to use. He was aware of all the negative side effects every medication has.
When I get a headache I like to rub peppermint right on the location of my headache, or PastTense an essential oil blend, made specifically for headaches that has peppermint essential oil in it. Nature’s medicine cabinet is very powerful with no side effects. Due to my childhood up bringing, I have always had the mantra of less is more. If on a very rare occasion I do use prescription drugs, they are more effective because I use them less often, and my body has not built up a resistance to them. My first line of defense is essential oils.