Powerful Peppermint

by HEAB on March 23, 2010

I love all things peppermint. Growing up, my favorite movie theater candy was Junior Mints. OK, so I loved the big packages of Twizzlers too…Oh, and let’s not forget the Jordan Almonds. Anyway, even though I skip out on the peppermint candy these days, I still like to fill my day with minty love. I burn peppermint oil during all of my massage therapy sessions, and I love a good peppermint candle – this one is my favorite. Oh my gosh, it smells amazing. I can’t tell you enough about the healing powers of peppermint.

Here is some info. I found on the internet regarding my beloved scent:

The way this works is that the scent actually triggers the hippocampus, a part of the brain linked to memory. The oil relieves not only mental fatigue but also nausea and dizziness. As a healing oil, peppermint is both antiseptic and anesthetic because of its high proportion of menthol. Thus, the essential oil, when inhaled, is extremely effective for fighting respiratory infections, from colds to bronchitis and sinusitis. When diluted and applied to the skin, the oil soothes and cools.

Experiencing a headache or having tummy troubles? Purchase some peppermint essential oil from your local health food store. You can either diffuse it in an oil burner or simply place a few drops on a warm light bulb. There is nothing like walking into a minty fresh room. Very calming and refreshing. Love it!

Cold or sinus issues? Boil 10-12 drops of peppermint oil in a small pot of water and lean over the pot with a towel over your head. Inhale the steam, and it will help clear up your congestion.

Another favorite peppermint fix of mine is peppermint tea.


Lately, I’ve been brewing my tea in coconut or almond milk using my tea condom from Deb. I like to sip it while eating a piece of dark chocolate. Oh my gosh, it’s like a Peppermint Patty party in my mouth!

Tea condom…


Great invention, no? 😉

Don’t have a tea condom? No problem. Many companies make peppermint tea bags, including Celestial Seasonings, and they were kind enough to send me some samples of their wellness teas.


Thanks Celestial Seasonings! Thus far, I’ve tried the Decaf Mint green tea and the Sleepytime Vanilla. Yum! The company would like to spread the tea love to one lucky HEABer. Please leave a comment below sharing your thoughts on all things peppermint, and you’ll be entered to win a Celestial Seasonings Natural Wellness Kit including the following:

Four wellness teas to ease symptoms associated with the cold and flu including Sleepytime Extra, Echinacea Complete Care and Tummy Mint.

Two green teas to support a healthy immune system year round – Authentic Green Tea and Honey Lemon Ginseng Green Tea.

A mug, soothing lip balm, honey sticks and a Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Bear plus the book Herbs for Health and Happiness by Celestial Seasonings founder Mo Siegel and Nancy Burke.

Pretty cool, huh?

Before I go, the winner of my raw chocolate giveaway is…

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Congrats Jae! Please email me with your address.

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