I’ve been a fan of essential oils for years now to clean the house, skin care and beauty purposes, for diy hair oils and butters and the list goes on. Most mornings when I need a boost, I will slowly inhale some of my peppermint essential oil because it helps to wake me up. I love the smell of tea tree and peppermint oil. I would use them both interchangeably. Aromatherapy works wonders when used safely and properly.
I recently discovered that one of my favorite natural living bloggers HeyFranHey uses a peppermint oil based massage oil which she says helps to relieve stress. Typically, I would just inhale peppermint oil and have applied it to my skin topically with a carrier oil (sweet almond oil). Fran suggests adding the massage oil to your neck and shoulders which are areas where tension tends to build up resulting in headaches.
So, over the past week or so I’ve been using a peppermint/sweet almond oil mixture. I use a few teaspoons of sweet almond oil and add two drops of peppermint oil, mix it together in my hands, and apply to my neck and shoulders. I’ll report back how it works for me after I give it more time but so far so good. Along with daily meditating, mindfulness and other spiritual practices I’ve been able to control my anxiety. I cannot say that anxiety goes away completely but it can be reduced. I’ve been making necessary changes to improve my mood and overall health and this one is quite effective. Between matcha green tea and peppermint oil my energy has been on fleek for the past few weeks. I’ve added these to my morning ritual to start the day off on the right foot. Don’t forget to check out heyfranhey.com for Fran’s peppermint argan oil for stress relief.
Love and light,