Essential oils are always useful. Whether you’re combining them with other ingredients for beauty purposes, health remedies, or delicious food recipes, you will most likely agree with us that life is a lot more exciting with the right essential oil! What’s our very favorite essential oil, you ask? We’d have to say refreshing peppermint!
Check out these 15 recipes (of all kinds) that involve peppermint oil in one way or another!
1. Cooling peppermint face toner
Homemade Mommy shows you how to make a cooling face toner that not only clears and shrinks your pores naturally, but completely refreshes your skin and your mindset with the delicious scent of peppermint.
2. Homemade mouthwash
Do you love the minty fresh feeling of using mouth wash each morning or evening, but you’re wary of what’s included in most brand name or store bought products? Try this natural minty fresh mouth wash by The Nourished Life instead! We can assure you that it’s just as good, if not better, than whatever you are using now.
3. Non-toxic peppermint tub cleaner
When it comes to cleaning bathroom surfaces (and basically any other surface in your house), it makes sense that you’d want the most effective cleaner available. Some store bought ones, however, contain things that can be harsh and harmful. You can make yourself a natural and equally effective alternative using peppermint oil, among other things! Check out the recipe on Crunchy Betty.
4. Peppermint chocolate truffles
Of course, we all know that peppermint oil is great for sweet treats too! We’re particularly big fans of recipes that combine chocolate and peppermint. Check out these deliciously sweet and fresh peppermint chocolate truffles on Homemade Mommy.
5. Homemade rosemary peppermint shampoo
Do you find that most store bought shampoos leave your hair or scalp feeling dry or just uncomfortable? You might benefit from trying a natural, homemade shampoo as an alternative. If you’re a big peppermint fan, then we’re pretty sure we found the perfect shampoo recipe for you! Check out this peppermint and rosemary combination on Homemade Mommy.
6. Whipped peppermint tallow body butter
Have we mentioned that we’re completely obsessed with peppermint oil in natural, homemade beauty products too? Not only is it physiologically beneficial, but it makes them smell amazing! This homemade whipped peppermint body butter by Homemade Mommy will keep your skin hydrated, fresh and smelling great all year long.
7. Chocolate peppermint lip balm
Okay, so we already talked about how much we love peppermint and chocolate together in food, but the beauty of this combination is that the two things also smell amazing as well! We absolutely adore this chocolate peppermint lip balm recipe from Homemade Mommy (and the best part, besides the great smell, is that it actually works)!
8. Menthol chest rub
Mommypotamus has a recipe that will keep you prepared for the next time you or someone in your home falls sick or gets congested in any way. The answer to the problem? Methol chest rub, of course! Instead of running to the drug store and paying money for brand name rubs, make your own natural version using the magic of peppermint oil. We literally use this recipe in real life, and it helps every time!
9. Peppermint breath spray
Are you constantly concerned about making sure you have fresh, pleasant breath a you go about your day but you’re not a big fan of chewing gum or popping mints every few minutes? Don’t Mess with Mama has you covered with an equally effective solution! This fresh breath spray uses peppermint, spearmint, and cinnamon bark essential oils to make sure you’re always ready for close quarters.
10. Peppermint twist face and body scrub
Eat, Sleep, Be and us have so much in common and, if you’ve made it this far in the post, we suspect that you share our interests too! Besides peppermint oil, we’re also completely in love with homemade face and boy sugar scrubs. What’s the best way to keep your skin both fresh feeling and exfoliated? A “peppermint twist” scrub, of course!
11. DIY peppermint bath bombs
A Pumpkin and A Princess guide you through the process of making peppermint bath bombs that, of course, get their fantastic smell from the use of peppermint oil, among other things. They also show you how to make them in a snowflake shape because mint is such a popular scent for beauty products around Christmas, but we’d definitely use these all year round.
12. DIY peppermint oil bug bite spray
Among its many diverse uses, did you know that peppermint oil also alleviates the string and itch of most common bug bites? Tasty Yummies shows you how to make a natural homemade big spray that relieves the bites you already have and stops you from getting new ones at the same time!
13. Peppermint face masks
Skin Diseases and Remedies not only lays out all the information concerning why peppermint oil face masks are so good for your skin, but also how to make a natural minty mask of your own. Try it out if you don’t believe the hype!
14. Peppermint oil digestion tea
Did you eat something today that upset your stomach just enough to cause discomfort, but not enough to warrant taking real medication? Perhaps you actually prefer to avoid mainstream medications as often as you can. As usual, peppermint oil is the answer to your ailment! One Green Planet suggests drinking hot water with a couple drops of peppermint oil as a sort of fresh mint tea after a big meal to help your stomach settle and digest a little better.
15. Coconut oil, honey, and peppermint hair mask
So far, the only part of your beauty regime that we haven’t address with a peppermint oil alternative is your hair. Surprise! We’ve got that covered too! Check out this peppermint oil, coconut oil, and honey hair mask on The Sequin Notebook.