Peppermint oil recipes

Peppermint contains menthol, a compound with numbing and cooling properties which can help alleviates discomfort. Peppermint essential oil has an invigorating aroma that can help create a focused environment when diffused and can create a cooling sensation when applied topically, especially after physical activity. Today, let’s talk about peppermint oil recipes.

Applications for peppermint oil
  • Diffuse Peppermint for an environment that is focused and energized.
  • Add Peppermint to hot bathwater and enjoy a revitalizing bath.
  • Inhale  for a stimulating scent.
  • Apply it topically to fatigued areas following physical activity for a cooling sensation.
  • Add a drop to your toothbrush to freshen breath
  • Add a drop to your shampoo to invigorate the scalp.
  • Use a few drops to help scent the garbage.
  • Use it as a bug and mice deterrent.
  • Peppermint is thought to aid in digestion.

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Ingesting essential oils is controversial. Young Living has designed a vitality line for ingestion, it is regarded as GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe).

Recipes made with essential oils


Hot chocolate


Topical use of peppermint: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of an oil.
Test on a small area of skin on the underside of your arm and apply to desired area as needed.
Aromatic use of peppermint: Diffuse up to 10 minutes 3 times daily

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Homemade Whipped Peppermint body cream
1 cup shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
6 tbsp jojoba oil
20 drops peppermint essential oil
1/2 tsp beetroot powder or a few drops of beet color (optional)

Put 1-2 inches of water in a small pot and place over medium-high heat.

Put a glass bowl on top of the pot so that the water is just underneath the bowl, but not touching it.

Put the shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil in the glass bowl, and let the ingredients fully melt. Stir the mixture occasionally.
Once ingredients have melted, turn off the heat and remove the glass bowl from the pot.

Let the ingredients partially set so that it feels soft to the touch but solid.

You can speed this process up by placing the bowl in the freezer for 20-40 minutes, and then letting it finish setting in the fridge.
Whip the ingredients with a hand mixer (or in a stand-alone mixer) until the body butter becomes light and fluffy.

While whipping, add the peppermint essential oil and beetroot powder (optional) until it reaches a light pink.

The essential oil should only be added after the mixture is removed from the heat source to help avoid damage to the essential oil molecules.

Transfer to small glass containers for storage or to give as gifts!

You may be tempted to whip your body butter before it’s ready because it’s super fun. Believe me, I get it. However, it’s incredibly important to allow the mixture to partially set before whipping. The mixture must be solid, but soft. This will allow it to have a soft, fluffy texture when whipping.

If you let the body butter sit in the fridge too long, simply set it out on the counter and let it come back to room temperature.

If the body butter melts or becomes too soft, you can re-whip it to give it a light and fluffy texture.

Peppermint oil is used in this recipe because it smells great and Peppermint contains menthol, an organic compound that provides a cooling sensation and comfort to tired muscles. If you’d like to use another essential oil, like lavender oil, go for it!

This body butter is completely shelf stable. I recommend using it within 3-4 months.
If giving this as a gift, you can use small mason jars, labels, and red and white twine to dress it up.
Will you be making this as a gift this year?

Natural Vapour Rub

2 – 5 drops of peppermint essential oil

½ cup of coconut oil

2 – 3 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

Pain Relief Rub 

5 drops of peppermint essential oil

½ cup of coconut oil

Peppermint Essential Oil Toothpaste 

½ cup of coconut oil

2 – 5 tablespoons ground turmeric

10 – 15 drops of peppermint essential oil

Peppermint Essential Oil Lip Scrub 

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon sugar

3 – 5 drops of peppermint essential oil

essential oils for sensitive skin

Diffuser Blends with Peppermint Oil

Candy Cane
  • 4 drops Stress Away™ essential oil blend
  • 3 drops Christmas Spirit™ essential oil
  • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil
Afternoon pick me up
  • 4 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops Orange essential oil
  • 2 drops Idaho Balsam Fir essential oil
NYC Blend
  • 6 drops Inspiration essential oil
  • 4 drops Peppermint essential oil

Long Island Blend

4 drops of Peppermint

4 drops of Lime

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