Peppermint: More than Breath Freshener

If the only image you have of peppermint is those little red and white striped candies for freshening your breath after a meal at a Mexican restaurant, think again! Peppermint essential oil supports your digestive system and stimulates your mind.

Young Living’s peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from leaves and stems of mentha piperita grown in North America, the Mediterranean area and Great Britain. Researchers have studied its effects for many years. For example, a 2016 article in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy reported that evidence suggests the use of peppermint oil for those suffering gastrointestinal distress from irritable bowel syndrome, and may be particularly helpful for patients with abdominal pain or discomfort.

The instructions from Young Living are:

Topical: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ or olive oil. Test on small area of skin on the underside of arm and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 10 minutes 3 times daily.
Internally: Put 2 drops in a capsule. Take 3 times daily.

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