Celebrating, Decorating and sipping on Peppermint Hot Chocolate (infused with Young Living Essential Peppermint Oil)
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I love, love, love my Young Living Peppermint Oil. So much so that I've made it part of our Christmas traditions in our house. When I make hot chocolate in the winter, I add a drop or two to our mugs to enjoy a lovely pepperminty hot chocolate! Mmmmmm! It doesn't just taste delicious, but I know I'm doing something good for myself while sipping.
We use Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil (EO) in our house in a variety of ways. It's great topically for muscle aches and pains (applied topically in a carrier oil), and also great diffused to help with cold symptoms. I'm a headache & migraine sufferer, and putting a bit at the base of my neck when a headache comes on is really soothing.
I had read about Peppermint EO being good for digestion issues and have begun experimenting with it in this way as well.
Please read my disclaimer, I am not a medical doctor and am not offering any medical advice on my blog, just sharing my personal experiences.)
There are only 2 EO companies that I trust for internal use of EOs. Young Living and DoTerra. As you can see in the photo to the right, if an Essential Oil is safe for consumption, it will have a Supplement Facts label, like this one found on my bottle of Young Living Peppermint Oil.
Here's what the Young Living website has to say about using Peppermint EO:
- Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to herbal tea to help aid normal digestion.
- Massage several drops of peppermint essential oil on the abdomen, place a drop on wrists, or inhale to soothe the minor stomach discomfort associated with travel.
- Rub one drop of peppermint essential oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (careful to avoid contact with your eyes), and on the back of the neck to relieve head pressure.
- Place 2 drops of peppermint essential oil on the tongue and rub another drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and alertness.
- Apply peppermint essential oil to the back of the neck and shoulders throughout the day to keep energy up.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil, apply topically to your temples or neck, or put a drop on your tongue or in water to jump-start your morning routine.
- Diffuse or inhale peppermint essential oil mid-morning to curb the desire to snack.
- Inhale peppermint essential oil or rub a drop on to your abdomen to soothe minor stomach discomfort.
Take a look at what WebMD has to say about Peppermint Essential Oil (EO) and its uses.
"In dietary supplements, peppermint oil has been tried for a variety of digestive problems including:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
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Do not use on children under 18 months.
Avoid the eye and mucus membrane areas – if it makes contact with eye, do NOT flush with water, flush with a plain oil such as vegetable oil or olive oil. Flushing with water will only make it worse.
Do not apply to broken or sensitive skin.
In most adults, the small doses of peppermint oil contained in dietary supplements and skin preparations appear to be safe. Pregnant and breastfeeding women, however, should avoid such products because little is known about their safety during pregnancy and lactation. (WebMD)