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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How do you like to use Peppermint? Share in the comments!

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15 Days of Essentials

Are you ready to change your life?

Yeah, I know, lots of people ask that question. (And now I’m thinking of the light bulb joke: How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but the light bulb has to want to change.)

Seriously, what I’m about to talk about changed my life. But it wasn’t an overnight change. It’s been gradual and kinda snuck up on me.

I bought my Young Living starter kit in August of 2016. I was intrigued by the possibilities of essential oils, but still skeptical. It sounded too good to be true. I made jokes about “snake oil.” But I did enjoy playing alchemist, mixing up my own rollers (little bottles with roller fitments) and shampoo (not a huge success) and rug deodorizer (pretty good).

A year later, I’m totally into the oily lifestyle. In fact, I’m a distributor. No, no, don’t run away, please. This series is intended to help you learn more about the starter kit and what’s in it. If you want to purchase your own, great. If not, that’s fine; at least you’ll understand a bit about my obsession.

Young Living makes available several different kinds of starter kits, but we’ll focus on my favorite, the premium starter kit with the Dewdrop™ diffuser. When you purchase this kit for only $160, you get the following:

  • Dewdrop™ Diffuser
  • Premium Essential Oils Collection
    • Lavender 5-ml
    • Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Frankincense 5-ml
    • Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml
    • Purification® 5-ml
    • R.C.™ 5-ml
    • DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml
    • PanAway® 5-ml
    • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • 10 Sample Packets
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
  • Product Guide and Product Price List
  • Essential Oil Magazine
  • Essential Edge
  • Member Resources

Tune in tomorrow to find out what a diffuser is and why it’s amazing and wonderful and you need one in every room of the house! (Or at least a couple.)

Ready to buy your very own starter kit? Visit today! You’ll thank yourself every day.