Oil of the Week: Lemon Peppermint

January 19, 2015

by Jennifer Triassi, Willow Tree yoga instructor and Young Living independnt consultant

 

Typically, I showcase a single oil or blend, but this week I am highlighting one my favorite combinations to diffuse: Lemon Peppermint!

 

I've been diffusing it this afternoon as I pack up the Christmas decorations, vacuum up the pine needles, and rearrange the furniture! It's the perfect combination of motivation and clean house smell!

 

These oils can be used aromatically (either inhaled or diffused), applied topically (remember to dilute), and ingested! (Please Note: I only recommend Young Living Essential Oils, especially when it comes to ingesting.)

 

Here are some more tips for using these oils together:

 

1.) Need a little “get up and go?” Diffuse lemon and peppermint to increase energy….great for early mornings! When diffusing I like to use 3 drops of peppermint and 5 drops of lemon. Peppermint can easily overpower the lemon so it's important to use more lemon. I also keep these two oils handy on long car drives. Inhaling one or both every 30 minutes or so helps to keep me alert!

 

2.) Congestion: Place a drop each of peppermint and lemon on the tongue and inhale into the nose and sinuses to relieve congestion from a cold. Or dilute and apply behind ears and on the bridge of the nose.

 

3.) Digestion: Add a drop of lemon and peppermint to water or herbal tea to aid in digestion.

 

4.) Nausea or Morning Sickness: Massage several drops of peppermint (diluted with carrier oil) on the abdomen and inhale/diffuse lemon and peppermint together.

 

5.) Fever: Rub several drops of peppermint and/or lemon along spine to reduce fever.

 

If you'd like to experience this combination first-hand, stop in to Willow Tree Wellness & Counseling this week, where we'll be diffusing Lemon and Peppermint in our lobby! Additionally, I will be sharing it in every yoga class I teach there this week!

I hope to see you there!

Happy Oiling!

 

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