Have you ever just been overwhelmingly fatigued? I am sure most people can answer yes. One simple way to counteract fatigue is by diffusing peppermint oil.
Peppermint essential oil is one of my favorite oils to diffuse for health and wellness. It has such a refreshing and energizing aroma with so many benefits.
Peppermint oil (Mentha x piperita) has a wonderful sweet and minty fresh aroma that is cool and clearing. It can be applied topically, like in massage oil, or aromatically through inhalation.
This blog post will discuss how to use peppermint oil in order to reap all of its diffuser benefits.
6 Benefits of Diffusing Peppermint Oil
There are many benefits of diffusing peppermint essential oil. If you need a bottle, here is a favorite organic peppermint essential oil.
Here are 6 reasons why I love to diffuse peppermint oil in my home.
- Opens Up Breathing
- Sharpens Mental Focus
- Freshens the Air
- Soothes Head Tension
- Eliminates Mental and Physical Fatigue
- Eases Upset Stomach
Peppermint oil can lift your mood! How does peppermint oil give you this energizing mood lift? Its main ingredient, menthol, increases blood circulation in your head, boosting mental clarity and motivation. Use peppermint oil to get up and smile with energy or calm a unsteady, queasy stomach.
Peppermint Blends Well With
Peppermint's crisp, minty, and sweet scent can help you forget about stress and slow energy. It will give you a new outlook on the wonderful possibilities that life has to offer for the mind and body.
The scent of peppermint oil mixes well with:
- Sweet Orange
- Black Pepper
- Ylang Ylang
Peppermint Diffuser Blends - Minty Essential Oils
Peppermint diffuser blends are a great way to have the calming and refreshing scent of peppermint in your home or office without having to light a candle.
Peppermint essential oil has been shown to be an invigorating scent that can help you feel energized and refreshed, especially during the winter months.
Pick peppermint diffuser recipe below, add the drops to your diffuser with the recommended water required for your machine, turn on and enjoy! Read more about diffusing essential oils.
1. Breathe Again Diffuser Blend
When taking a deep breath isn't happening easy, peppermint oil can be your friend. This wonderfully minty oil can open breathing while reducing inflammation and congestion. Menthol and menthone are two chemical components present in peppermint. They have decongestant and mucolytic (thins mucus) actions.
2. Brain Booster Diffuser Blend
Has your brain ever been a little foggy when it was imperative to stay present and focused? Peppermint oil may be the natural solution you need! It is a CNS stimulant, it can increase alertness and concentration.
3. Room Refresher Diffuser Blend
The powerful fragrance of peppermint is instantly recognizable and extremely effective at scenting the air. It has antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial effects that can improve air quality as well.
4. Head Soother Diffuser Blend
Peppermint oil has been used for centuries for its cooling and revitalizing properties, thanks to its menthol content. It is also considered analgesic (ease pain). Inhaling this rich menthol oil can soothe head tension and discomfort.
5. Fatigue Relief Diffuser Blend
Peppermint is one of the best energizing and stimulating oils available. It is useful for both mental and physical fatigue. Here is an interesting fact about peppermint:
"The evidence shows that Peppermint oil both increases alertness, and reduces blood pressure. This is not adaptogenesis, nor is it a contradiction; it’s simply that alertness and blood pressure are controlled by different parts of our nervous system, and the same essential oil can be both 'stimulating' and 'depressing' at the same time, but to different receptor sites or neurochemical pathways." -Robert Tisserand
6. Upset Stomach Diffuser Blend
Peppermint is a popular remedy for counteracting nausea due to its antiemetic properties. A strong cup of herbal peppermint tea (this is my favorite) and a few drops of peppermint oil in the diffuser can be a great fix for an upset stomach.
Essential Oil Safety Guidelines
Diffuse 30 minutes to 1 hour at a time, read more here.
It is best not to apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin. When using essential oils topically on the skin, be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond oil.
Using essential oils can improve a person’s emotional, physical, and mental state during yoga. But, it’s important to learn how to use them properly.
Essential Oil Diffusers Guide
How to Aromatherapy Diffusing Guide with 200+ Diffuser Blends by Jennifer Lane, Loving Essential Oils Owner & Certified Aromatherapist: