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Many people underestimate just how strong essential oils are; it’s because they are natural and untainted and so they carry a connotation of gentleness and mildness. In fact, essential oils can be very strong in their undiluted form and so blending them in a base or a carrier oil like sweet almond oil or coconut oil is always recommended. Also, if you make a blend, particularly in a spray form, they are much easier to use for different purposes.
Here are four different peppermint oil spray recipes for specific roles and situations, all super easy and quick to make yourself at home.
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Peppermint oil spray for alertness
This is a great room spray. Blend the following in 120ml of water:-
- 85 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 40 drops of Ginger Essential Oil
- 35 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 15 drops of Sweet Basil Essential Oil
Decant into a spray bottle and always remember to shake well before using.
Peppermint oil blend for increased focus
To make a handy travel spray to quickly spritz on your wrists or you can add a few drops of the blend without the water to a room diffuser.
For the spray, add to 60ml of water for the spray:-
- 4 drops of a base oil like Coconut
- 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 2 drops of Cinnamon Essential oil
- 1 drop of Rosemary Essential oil
Leave the water out and just blend the oils before adding a few drops to your room infuser. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Peppermint oil spray for cooling down
As a room diffuser or a handy personal spray, there are two options with this recipe:-
- 4 drops of a base oil, Sweet Almond Oil or Coconut
- 4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Spearmint Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Lemongrass Essential Oil
The base oil is for the blend you use on your skin but you can leave this out of the mix for your room diffuser.
Peppermint essential oil massage blend for fatigue
To one tablespoon of carrier oil, add the following:-
- 6 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 4 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
This is a soothing and restorative oil to massage tired muscles on the back, neck and shoulders.
How to use peppermint spray
Oil of peppermint must have one of the widest range of applications within the home environment and for the care of the body and mind; it truly is a multi-functional oil. Here are some of the many different things your peppermint spray can do:-
- Peppermint oil is nature’s energizer, it can clear the respiratory passages for cold or hay fever sufferers and stimulate the circulation. Spray onto a tissue for some instant nasal clarity or on your pillow before you sleep to help clear congestion and aid restful slumber
- Peppermint oil can stimulate circulation and help assuage nervous tension and stress, it also calms irritability. Spray a few drops onto each wrist, ideal for a quick treat when you are out and about
- Peppermint oil for the bath is an ideal restorative at the end of a long, tiring day gently lifting stress, muscle tension and aches, and pains and soothing the skin
- To freshen and tone your skin after cleansing, spritz some of your focus spray onto your face to hydrate and brighten
- Keep your peppermint oil spray handy for body massages. Peppermint oil is active on relieving muscle spasms and tension throughout the body
- For inflamed skin or sunburn, oil of peppermint will soothe and cool sore and irritated skin
- Peppermint oil energizes and invigorates, keep a handy peppermint oil focus spray to use before you work out or you can add some drops of the blend to a room diffuser as well
- Use cooling down peppermint oil spray for after your gym session or if you are caught in a hot environment like public transport. The fragrances are also wonderful for stale and stuffy air in an overheated room
- Did you know that mice dislike the smell of peppermint? If you are struggling with some unwanted guests in your home then peppermint oil is a fragrant and unobtrusive way to deter their visits. Spray in areas where they can gain access and also in drawers and cupboards and across doorways – no-one will ever know.
Don’t forget that anything you intend to spray on your skin or add to bath water should be diluted first in a base or carrier oil. However, peppermint oil for diffusers or room sprays can be used with other oils in an undiluted format.
Peppermint is a truly universal essential oil and has probably one of the widest applications of all the popular oils. Purifying and refreshing, that sharp scent combines really well with other oils to add a piquancy and clarity to your mind and body as well as your environment.