Peppermint Essential oil: handmade apothecary
Peppermint essential oil is one of the most popular essential oils and has so many uses. It’s so powerful, but also really affordable!
If you’ve seen my Handmade Apothecary series then you know that people wonder about the cost of DoTerra essential oils; are you really getting your money’s worth? This series will cover the ten most popular oils that come in a kit and will show you how much you can actually do with your 15 mL bottle of essential oil (I’m basing my evaluation on the Home Essentials kit which comes with 10 essential oils in 15 mL bottles, excluding Deep Blue which only comes in a 5 mL bottle. Each 15 mL bottle has approximately 250 drops and a 5 mL has about 85 drops). Be sure to read the disclaimer if you haven’t already!
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Peppermint essential oil—Handmade Apothecary
Some of these DIY will require additional essential oils included in the kit. So when you buy a kit, you can make all of these things without needing to buy more oils. Recipes that include oils that are not included in the kit will be marked with a * and have a variation to suit the oils in your kit.
Charcoal paste: I try to use this brightening toothpaste with charcoal 1-3 times a week. You’ll need a couple of oils in your kit, but only 5 drops of peppermint Make it here!
Salt bath blend: You’ll just need 1 cup of dead sea salt or Epsom salt—add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil and add to your bath when you’re feeling, sore, achy, or under-the-weather! Check out this post if you need more info.
After sun spray: You know when you spend too much time in the sun and you get toasted? Well, peppermint is really great for cooling the redness and toasted skin that comes from too much unprotected sun. Ha. SO. My friend Amanda shared this recipe in her group and though I don’t burn often, I’m excited to try it! You’ll need an 8 spray bottle oz bottle, a cup of aloe juice, 5 drops of peppermint, 12 lavender, and 12 drops of Melaleuca (also comes in your kit!). Combine all and shake before use.
DIY hair serum: You can buy a Root to Tip Serum by DoTerra, which I LOVE, but if you’re a DIY gal like myself, you can make your own—it probably won’t be as amazing as the real deal, but you only use 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (plus a couple more that come in your kit!) The DIY is here!
Seasonal support roller: This is a super easy roller bottle recipe for “seasonal discomfort”—just 20 drops peppermint essential oil, 10 drops lemon, and 10 drops lavender. Fill the roller with a carrier oil—you can check out the tutorial here if you’ve joined my Facebook group. This is a great DIY because it also doubles as a temperature reducer!
Mosquito away spray: Mosquitos don’t bother me much, but I’ve heard they don’t like peppermint essential oil either, so follow this tutorial and you’ll be using 10 drops of your peppermint, plus a couple of other oils—tutorial is here.
Peppermint essential oil breakdown:
A bottle of peppermint essential oil costs $20.50 (wholesale). There are approximately 250 drops in a 15 mL bottle. IF you made everything in this post, you just used 60 drops of peppermint essential oil, which means you still have 190 drops left. You just handmade all of these beautiful things for your home and apothecary and you STILL HAVE OIL LEFT. I would use the remaining oil to diffuser on a regular basis, use topically, etc. Later I’ll be sharing more ways you can use peppermint essential oil!
And guess what? You don’t even have to make all of these things—just make the ones you want or need! Which one is on your list? Be sure to share and pin this with your friends!