Kicking Stress with Peppermint Essential Oil.

I was hanging at my favorite food co-op on Tuesday morning with my BFF, Kara, and she was telling me about her new kickboxing class. Now, Kara tore her ACL in high school, and then broke both of her ankles about 4 years ago. This kickboxing class is wrecking havoc on her knee and ankles. She even tossed her leg up near the table to show me her suuuuuuper puffy knee and swollen ankles.

"Girl," I said. "You need to get your hands on some oils."

"What are you talking about," she asked.

"Well, I'd try copaiba and PanAway to support cartilage and joint function. I'll make you a roll on."

And then our conversation continued on about oily awesomeness, but that's not the point of this post, friends. The point is, I went on to tell Kara about my power oil: Peppermint


You see, I started my essential oil journey over a year ago when I was looking for something to help me manage my anxiety. I was really hooked on the power of essential oils when I began using peppermint oil to provide nervous system support during times of stress I would experience at the end of a long day at work.

I spend a lot of my day seated, coaching and mentoring beginning teachers. I also spend a lot of time in my car driving from school to school, and on my computer documenting my interactions with teachers. All of this leads to a lot of upper body tension, eye strain, and a sore lower back. I'm sure you can see why I get a little stressed.

Let me tell you, a few drops of peppermint essential oil and I am back in business.

Here's my routine: 
  1. If you've got your hair tied up (yes, that goes for the Man Bun, too), let your hair down. In more ways than one...
  2. Grab your favorite peppermint oil that is safe to apply undiluted - or neat - on your skin, like Young Living. 
  3. Place 1-2 drops of peppermint on your index and middle fingers.
  4. Give yourself a scalp massage with your oily fingers, focusing on the areas where you are feeling most stressed.
  5. Use long strokes with medium pressure.
  6. Reapply as often as needed.
  7. For extra stress relief, I will diffuse peppermint, lemon and rosemary in my diffuser.
There are so many uses for peppermint essential oil. Here are just a few, according to the Young Living product website: 

You can catch up on our essential oil series by heading to the following posts for more specific information:
Ready to get oily? 
Well, first I'd recommend learning more about the Young Living Wholesale Membership. If you're going to invest in some oils, you might as well get them at the wholesale price (24% off retail!). To set up your wholesale account, all you need to do is:

1. Go here to enter in your informationEnter this Sponsor/Enroller ID number1880846
2. Choose a starter kit. (When I started, I bought the Premium Starter Kit and am SO happy I did!)
3. Optional: Sign up for Essential Rewards, which is a monthly auto-ship program. This is totally optional, and you can choose to sign up for the monthly auto-ship later, if you want.
4. Once you enter your payment for your starter kit, you're set! Just sit back and relax until your kit is delivered.

If a wholesale account isn't for you, and you just want to order a few oils to get started, just go here to set up your retail account, then feel free to browse the products. Just be sure to enter in this ID number when you set up your retail account: 1880846

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  1. I'm so grateful to have talked to you about oils and getting started on them. They work wonders without all that other stuff that no one knows what it means on the ingredient label. I'd have to say my power oil is Dragon Time for that girly time. So, thank you for telling more people about the great properties of these oils!!

    1. You are so welcome! I am happy to hear you are enjoying them too. Share your personal testimonials - live out those oils!

  2. After the oil is heated up, gently use the tips of your fingers to work the oil into your hair. Choose the ends of your locks, since those areas are usually more harmed before slowly working your way to the roots of your hair. You must be gentle and not rub the oil into hair vigorously, because this could further damage hair and cause it to become more frizzy.
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  3. I love Essential oils, it can be studied endlessly, very exciting. For me, the moment of opening - isop and rosemary.
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