Essential oils are a complementary tool that can help you achieve a healthy lifestyle. They are easy to use, smell great, and you can use them in a variety of ways.
Please know that all oils are not created equally. Young Living is the only brand I personally trust, as I know they have complete control over their product from seed to seal. Oils sold at health food stores can be misleading. Without FDA regulation, they may state they are 100% therapeutic grade oils… but you must be sure to look closely at the labels. If the ingredients list anything other than the plant stated, or if it says things like “external use only,” “for aromatic use only,” and “dilute properly,” these are red flags that the oil inside that bottle are not 100%, and likely they have been cut with other oils, synthetics, or chemicals.
The refreshing flavor of peppermint is welcome on the hottest summer days and the coldest winter nights. Beyond being a brisk addition to your drinking water during workouts or to herbal tea on a cool evening, peppermint vitality can also support healthy digestive functions and gastrointestinal comfort. This versatile oil can also be used in baked goods, beverages, and even entrees. Taken daily, this powerful essential oil can support your overall digestive function.
Peppermint can be used in a diffuser to create a stimulating, focused atmosphere for daily tasks. You can apply it topically to create a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, which can be soothing after hard physical activity.
Applied to the neck, temples, or scalp, it can minimize head discomfort and tension. Used in conjunction with Arnica gel (found at most co-ops and drug stores), it can be rubbed into sore spots to alleviate muscle discomfort.
I never leave home without peppermint. I keep it in my purse, workbag, and suitcase at all times!
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Amy Zellmer is an award winning author, keynote speaker, and TBI survivor and advocate. She is Editor-in-chief of The Brain Health Magazine, and also produces the Faces of TBI podcast series, as well as TBI TV on YouTube.