The holiday season is officially upon us! If this time of year has you feeling frazzled and stressed instead of merry and bright, you're not alone. A recent survey found that the holidays are the
6th most stressful event of our lives — right behind divorce, moving and starting a new job! When we are stressed, we often feel more anxious. A quick and natural solution to ease anxiety that does not cause side effects is peppermint essential oil, a perfect remedy for this time of year!
Massage a drop onto your temples when you feel anxiety coming on. Within minutes, you will feel calmer and more focused. But this essential oil does more than eliminate stress. It also:
Reduces headache pain.
A German study found that rubbing peppermint oil on the forehead reduced headache pain as effectively as taking 1,000 mg of acetaminophen... without any side effects and in only 15 minutes.1
Soothes an upset stomach.
For centuries, our ancestors used peppermint to treat stomach issues. But new scientific research shows it's powerful enough to even ease the pain of irritable bowel syndrome.
In 2007, researchers found that IBS symptoms were significantly reduced among 75% of patients who took peppermint oil capsules for a month. Only 38% who took a placebo reported any relief.2
To take peppermint orally, mix a drop or two in a glass of water and drink.
Increases your energy.
A recent study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition looked at the effect of peppermint oil on sport performance.
Researchers gave the participants .05 ml of peppermint oil in a drink every day for 10 days. By the end of the study, they were able to increase their energy output by 51%. They were also able to work out 25% longer without getting tired.3
Curbs cravings so you eat less.
It's so easy to indulge this time of year. And that's not such a bad thing every now and then. But if you're looking to get a handle on your diet, now or in the new year, then simply smelling peppermint oil can reduce your urge to eat.
In a 2011 study, volunteers were asked to smell peppermint oil every two hours. They reported not feeling as hungry as people who didn't get a whiff, plus they ate 2,800 fewer calories throughout the week — or almost a pound!4
I hope these Peppermint Essential Oil Tips help you or a loved one in one way or another! This can also be a great stocking stuffer, order yours today!!! 🎄🎁