peppermint

Reduce Pain and Inflammation with Peppermint Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on September 4, 2013

Peppermint essential oil (Mentha x piperita) is easily recognizable by its sweet, minty aroma. Peppermint essential oil is well known for being uplifting and energizing, and is commonly found in therapeutic bath and body products. Peppermint oil is distilled from the leaves of the peppermint plant. During distillation, the aroma is refreshing and awakening! I was […]

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A Simple and Effective Aromatherapy Mouthwash

by Andrea Butje on July 3, 2013

Looking for an aromatherapy mouthwash that tastes great, is made of natural ingredients, and actually gets the job done? I’ve found that rinsing with peppermint hydrosol is a simple and effective aromatherapy mouthwash. Peppermint hydrosol is great for taking care of your teeth and mouth. (Hydrosols are the pure healing waters produced during essential oil distillation.) If […]

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Make your Own Inhaler for Muscle Tension

by Andrea Butje on March 18, 2013

When it comes to muscle tension, it makes perfect sense to apply a relaxing, pain relieving blend topically, right over the area that is sore. So why a muscle tension aromatherapy inhaler? The answer lies in the connection between your nervous system, and muscle tension and pain. An essential oil inhaler can calm your nervous system, which in […]

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Essential Oils for Digestion

by Andrea Butje on December 30, 2011

There are several essential oils for digestion and tummy trouble relief. Below is a simple and helpful blend that smells great! Essential oils for digestion offer a gentle, natural remedy for belly aches and pains. This blend is one of my favorites. You can use it after each meal, save it for when you know […]

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Natural Cleaning Tips

by Andrea Butje on December 12, 2011

Here are a few fun natural cleaning tips from my eBook, Essential Living eBook: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. Cutting Boards To keep wooden and plastic cutting boards free of bacteria, use a few drops of Lemon essential oil. First, wash the board with hot water and castile soap. Then put about five drops of […]

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Peppermint leaves in water? Trust me, it is so simple and so delicious. Just a few peppermint leaves in a glass of water can brighten the whole experience of drinking water! I usually just walk out to my garden and pick a few leaves, but we haven’t had the chance to start our gardens in […]

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