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Posts Tagged ‘relief from itches’

Essential Oil Itch Relief

Posted by terrepruitt on April 25, 2018

You may be aware of the fact that there are various uses for essential oil. I wrote a post about using Eucalyptus Oil on a bug bite back in May of 2013. I just used the oil straight from the bottle onto my arm where the bug had bit me. Well recently I had a bug bite and this time I decided to use a different oil. I decided to try Peppermint Oil to help relieve the itching. With Peppermint Oil the advice is to use a carry oil with it. A carry oil is just an oil you mix with the essential oil to help dilute the essential oil. Most often wherever you buy your essential oils from they will have a bottle of carry oil to purchase too. I just use olive oil from my kitchen. I think I have used coconut oil too. I always have both in my kitchen so I just use what I have.

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There are other uses for peppermint oil. My bottle of peppermint oil says:

“Peppermint Essential Oil contains menthol, which is a proven aid to digestion. The familiar aroma of peppermint is known for both its warming and cooling properties. It is refreshing, energizing, and is a mental stimulant. Friendly to the sinuses, peppermint is also useful to the muscular system, especially for women during monthly cycles or menopause. It relieves bad breath and is a good nerve tonic that helps with mental fatigue and nervous stress.”

Peppermint oil for PMS or menopause symptoms can be used in different ways. For cramps you can diffuse the oil or you can add it to a warm bath. It also might be helpful to dilute it with a carrier oil and then just rub it on your belly or on any muscle that is cramping.

With a hot flash situation having a spritzing bottle with peppermint water in it might help. Just mist your face and/or body during a hot flash.

So if you have some peppermint oil around it can help relieve itching from bug bites, aid in digestion, give relief to cramps and hot flashes.

Do you use essential oils around your home?  What do you do with peppermint oil?

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