I have been using Peppermint Oil for about a decade. It’s great to add to baths if I need to wake up, and it’s also really good for helping clear my sinuses if I’m congested or experiencing allergies.
Adovia 100% Pure Peppermint Essential Oil comes in a HUGE 4-oz bottle, and because it is so strong, it must be diluted before it is used. Tonight, my mother was having COPD symptoms, and to help aid her breathing, I applied some diluted peppermint oil to her chest using a rag. After doing this and helping her use her prescription inhaler, she went from taking short, panicked breaths and asking to go to the emergency room, to breathing normally. Did the Peppermint Oil help medicinally? That’s inconclusive, but I know my mom felt a bit easier with the strong but pleasant scent.
I cannot stress how much this needs to be diluted. It can either be combined with a carrier oil or with water. Trust me, open this bottle and you will understand the importance of the dilution! In fact, I have a glass of peppermint oil diluted in about a cup of water sitting in my bathroom right now and it is minty fresh!
I cannot make any confirmation to the claims that peppermint oil eases stomach discomfort or anxiety – I rarely am queasy, and when I am anxious I prefer calming sources that include prescription medication and more soothing oils like lavender. I also firmly trust the physicians who have saved my mother’s life and will always recommend you seek a doctor’s help first when starting any home remedies.
When I first started purchasing essential oils, I would buy small one-ounce bottles at chain boutiques for about $10. At $11.89, this Adovia oil is a great bargain and is guaranteed to last for an extremely long time.