6 ways peppermint oil can benefit your wellbeing
An everyday flavour and commonplace in the kitchen, it’s easy to take the powers of peppermint for granted. Although it might not be a ‘new and trending’ ingredient, this common herb has long been called upon to tend to a wide variety of health ailments – and it’s something that comes up time and time again when I’m advising my clients.
Many people simply associate peppermint with digestive benefits, and with good reason. When ingested, it’s great for reducing bloating, soothing stomach muscles and allowing for more effective toxin removal from the intestines – which is why I often recommend peppermint oil as a natural remedy for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and why I’m personally so fond of drinking peppermint tea after dinner. Better digestion also leads to a good night’s sleep, having a knock-on effect on our overall health.
But I also bring peppermint essential oil (the aromatherapy oil) into my routine – and that of my clients – in many other ways, from a daily boost or in response to seasonal changes.