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7 Creative Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil

Half Ounce Bottle of Organic Peppermint Essential Oil laying on top of dried peppermint leaves

Peppermint just happens to be one of those well-loved but simultaneously affordable scents. Not only is it popular, it’s incredibly versatile. Here are seven fun and simple ways to use this refreshing essential oil, so you can get more bang for your buck (and make everything smell fresh and minty in the process!).

7 Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil


1. In The Car 

Add a few drops to a small diffuser and store it in your car. It will add a little minty freshness wherever you go!  Our Terra Cotta Pendant Diffusers are perfect for hanging in small spaces.

2. DIY Cleaner

You can put this fresh scent to work in homemade cleaners or room sprays. Try adding it to this toilet bomb recipe for a minty powder room!

Small bottle of peppermint essential oil sitting next to a copper still on a wooden table

3. In The Shower

Because Peppermint Essential Oil is so powerful, it’s one of our favorite essential oils to use in the morning to help wake up and get ready for our day. Add a few drops to a cotton ball or washcloth and place the scented cotton ball in the bottom of the shower. The steam from the warm water will spread this bright scent around the room!

4. Diffuse It 

Plain and simple, you can add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to your favorite diffuser and the scent is lovely and welcoming all on its own. We’ve got diffusers of all kinds and sizes.

5. DIY Body Butter

There’s something wonderful about body care concoctions that are both minty and creamy. This Peppermint Cloud Body Butter Recipe is one of our staff and customer favorites and will make your dry skin swoon!

1 oz. Peppermint Essential Oil with other ingredients to make Peppermint Cloud Body Butter

6. DIY Chest Rub

Peppermint Essential Oil is a cooling, soothing, and herbaceous addition to your homemade chest rubs. Get started with this winter time remedy.

7. DIY Lip Balm

Many people don’t realize how easy it is to make little body care wonders like lip balm. They're easily customizable so that you can enjoy your favorite scents, but we think you’ll especially like our recipe for Peppermint Cocoa Lip Balm which gives you that quintessential fusion of chocolate and mint for a tasty treat that makes lips smile!


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Topics: Aromatherapy

Ek Ongkar

Written by Ek Ongkar on December 7, 2017

Ek Ongkar Khalsa was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, but she’s no stranger to the ancient Indian wellness philosophy of Ayurveda. She’s had the pleasure of attending many health seminars by the world renowned Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Partap Chauhan from Jiva Ayurveda. While spending three weeks in India at a Jiva clinic, she attended classes on traditional herbal remedies, Ayurvedic lifestyle, and even got to enjoy traditional Ayurvedic treatments along with traditional Ayurvedic Indian cuisine. Ek Ongkar holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University. In addition to working as a Marketing Strategist at Mountain Rose Herbs, you can often find her sipping chai, taking long walks on local woodland trails, and doing origami.

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