There are a few lovely scents that come to mind this time of year, one of them is peppermint!
Peppermint is one of those flavors that some people do not like. I love the taste of peppermint, but some of my loved ones are not a fan.
Peppermint has many great uses and properties. For those that don’t like the taste, if you enjoy the smell, peppermint oil can have a similar effect!
Uses For Peppermint
- This herb can help relieve headaches. I have a peppermint essential oil roll-on that I rub on my temples when I get a headache, it works wonders!
- Peppermint can reduce stress and anxiety. Just the smell alone is enough to help with this but consuming and/or applying it to your skin helps as well. Sometimes when I’m feeling stressed or anxious, I will use my essential oil roll-on, or eat a few mints.
- It can make you feel fresh and clear your mind. I love mints and peppermint chewing gum. Whenever I have these, the smell and taste are so invigorating, it really peps up my mind! I find the taste very refreshing and pleasant.
- Peppermint can quell queasiness. It has helped me with morning sickness, indigestion, and helped me tremendously when feeling nauseous.
A Christmas Scent
Peppermint always reminds me of Christmas and the holiday season! This is another reason why I love the taste and scent.
The ever-popular candy cane has been a holiday tradition for many years. They are eaten for fun, hung on Christmas trees, and even tied to a gift or card. Just seeing a candy cane makes me happy because of the memories associated with it!
Enjoy a candy cane or get lost in the aroma of peppermint essential oil and see where it takes you!