Hello Sunshine. When I think of peppermint my thoughts go straight to the holidays: Peppermint candy canes, candies, cookies, teas and candles. I know right!
I learned from my grandmother at a young age that peppermint(candies) could soothe a tummy ache and/or relax your mood. She always kept a candy jar filled with wintermint, spearmint and peppermint hard candies on the coffee table.
Currently I am learning about the many benefits of Essential Oils. One oil at a time. I am taking a Certification in Aromatherapy through the Aromahead Institute, School of Essential Oil Studies for my own knowledge base and personal use of essential oils.
The Peppermint plant is a Hybrid mint, a cross plant of watermint and spearmint. It is a a hardy plant and is easy to grow. These plants grow quickly into a peppermint patch and return every Spring.
Bonus: Peppermint plants are known to repel insects such as spiders. I find this a plus around the back porch area.
Fresh mint can be added to teas, deserts and smoothies.
Peppermint oil, 100% pure grade, there are a few companies that I trust with my oils. Doterra Oil Company is one that I use. Do your research. Safety and your well being are priority.
Benefits of this oil: promotes healthy respiratory functions, clear breathing, aids in digestion, helps with bad breathe, helps relieve tension head aches and muscle aches. As you look more closely into peppermint oil you will get a better understanding of what this one little oil can do.