An Essential Oil Birthday: Day 1

So I had a crazy idea for my birthday this month!

Since I love essential oils so much…

And I love all of you so much…

What if I gave YOU Essential Oily gifts??

I like that!  It makes me HAPPY!

So WELCOME to 5 days of 5 Essential Oily gifts!!  

Every day for the next 5 days I will write a post on an idea or topic involving the FREE GIFT of the day.  All you need to do to enter the drawing for the Giveaway is answer my question, which will be at the end of each post, in the comments below.  Your comment enters you into the GIVEAWAY!

Ready to get started?

Let the giving commence…

Todays FREE GIFT centers around Peppermint and Wild Orange essential oils, 1 PEPPERMINT & WILD ORANGE LIP BALM….which I could NOT live without quite frankley.  Nor do I ever plan to.  These 2 scrumptious oils can be used for so much around the home and around ME!!  

Let’s see let me count the ways I love Peppermint Essential Oil…oh yeah, there are at least 20 of them, (I think there is more)!

1. Inhaling the fragrance of Peppermint Essential Oil may help in curbing the appetite and lessen the impulse to overeat and or other cravings.

2. Adding a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil to warm or cold water will help aid digestion and nausea, and taste good.

3. Add Peppermint Essential Oil to food as a flavoring and a preservative (wonderful in brownies, coffee, hot chocolate and Christmas Cookies! (It’s also good in a chocolate Trim Shake)

4. Rubbing 4-6 drops with carrier oil in the palm and rubbing over stomach can help relieve occasional indigestion, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea, and motion sickness.

5. Massaging several drops of Peppermint Essential Oil on an area of injury can help to reduce tenderness and sooth joints.

6. Rubbing several drops of Peppermint Essential Oil on the bottoms of the feet help lower high temperature. or across neck for hot flashes.

7. For headache or sinus problems 1. rub a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses (stay away from the eyes) and on the back of the neck. 2. place a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil on the tongue and hold to ruff of mouth. 3. inhale into the nose for sinuses relief/stuffiness.

8. Use 2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil on the tongue & rubbing another drop under the nose will help improve alertness & concentration.

9. Diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil in the room while studying may help to improve concentration and accuracy. Inhaling PO, when taking a test, may help in improving recall. I like a drop of peppermint and a drop of wild orange rub it in my hands and inhale a few times then rub on the back of my neck. Its an instant perk me up in the afternoon.

10. Placing a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil on the tongue may help in stopping bad breath.

11. Applying a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil topically on unbroken skin may help to stop itching. Even for poison ivy or poison oak.

12. Inhaling Peppermint Essential Oil before and during a workout will help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.

13. Applying a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil on each side of the fifth cervical vertebra (up three notches from the large vertebra at
the base of the neck) may be beneficial in helping to stop hiccups.

14. Mixing Peppermint oil in a foot bath may help relieve sore feet. Keep water agitated while soaking feet.

15. Adding 4 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil to 4oz. of water and spray on plants may help get rid of aphids.

16. Applying a drop of Peppermint Essential Oil on a tick to help removal it. Wait for it to unhedge its head and remove from your pet.

17. To deter rats, mice, ants or cockroaches, place 2 drops of PO on a cotton ball & place along the path or point of entry.

18. Not a fan of spiders?! Spiders HATE peppermint too, place a few drops on a cotton ball and put in places spiders like to hide. You’ll want to add a fresh drop every few days.

19. I have asthma pretty bad. I have found if I place a drop of peppermint under my tongue and hold it there for a bit then wash it down with a drink of water it instantly clear me up and stops my asthma attack. I’ll also rub a drop of frankincense on my chest to help settle down the inflammation in my lungs.

20. Peppermint Essential Oil is great for a refreshing sugar scrub. Mix 1/2 cup of organic white sugar, 1/2 cup epsom salt, 1/2 cup of coconut oil and a few drops of peppermint oil. Works really great for a hand scrub at the sink or in the shower. Be careful it can make the tub floor a little slippy.

Those are just a FEW of my favorite ways to use Pepperment Essential Oil.  Now for Wild Orange…

1.  The aromatic use of orange can calm the nervous system and the mind. Try rubbing a drop between your hands and cupping to your nose in times of stress.

2.  Promote a sense of well-being by diffusing through the room, inhaling from the bottle, or some other aromatic use.

3.  For Anxiety, use topically over the solar plexus and lower abdomen each day, or before situations that cause self-doubt.

4.  For Constipation, massage 2 drops of wild orange essential oil with 2 drops of coconut oil in a clockwise rotation over the entire abdomen 2-3 times a day.

5.  Add a drop to a smoothie, or try a drop (even less) in a frosting for flavoring.

6.  For Diarrhea, massage into the belly counter-clockwise 2-3 times a day to ease an upset stomach.

7.  Have digestion issues? Add a drop to a glass of water or massage into the upper abdomen to kickstart a sluggish digestive system. Also check out digestive blends.

8.  For fear or fearful situations, add a drop to a shirt collar, rub through the hair, or inhale from cupped hands in times of fear, doubt, or anxiety.

9.  Got heart palpitations? Diffuse daily for the best results, and massage a single drop over the chest 1-3 times a day (avoid sun exposure), or as needed.

10.  With consistent use, especially through cold season, Wild Orange helps to increase your immune system response. Topical or aromatic can be useful.

11.  Wild orange essential oil can be uplifting and stimulating to some, but can also have a calming effect which can decrease worry or restlessness and help you sleep. It’s especially good used with a calming blend.

12.  For babies that have jaundice symptoms, dilute one drop in 1 tsp of carrier oil an massage gently over the body, especially into the feet.

13.  For Menopause, massage 1-2 drops into the base of the neck, and front of the neck to help regulate hormones. Consider using Peppermint and this grounding blend for hot flashes, or a blend for hormonal support.

14.  Massage Wild Orange essential oil over the abdomen for nerves. It calms the digestive system, which tends to get upset when you’re nervous, and increases the sense of confidence.

15.  Diffuse throughout the room or place a cotton ball with several drops in a vent for an uplifting effect, add to lotion at night, or inhale from cupped hands.

16.  Promote a sense of safety and confidence by using Wild Orange essential oil topically or aromatically for withdrawal symptoms. I personally find the cupped hands method to be among the best.

And a FREEBIE Recipe for you:

Giveaway drawing time!

(All winners of ALL giveaways will be drawn and announced ON my birthday…March 25th!)

Comment below to enter the GIVEAWAY for 1 Peppermint & Wild Orange Lip Balm

Q: What 1 way do you love to use Peppermint Essential Oil AND What 1 way do you love to use Wild Orange Essential Oil?


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  1. Amanda Lea says:

    I like to use peppermint for headaches and orange for diffusing

  2. Love peppermint oil for aches and pains… Never tried orange before!

  3. Joy Beach says:

    I carry a small vile of peppermint in my purse and when I’m driving and starting to get sleepy…a condition I have that’s related to a heart problem I have, I put 2 drops on my tongue, rub the roof of my mouth, breath deeply a few times and I’m alert again. I, too, have not used the wild orange yet, but I expect a drop or two in my tea would be awesome!

  4. PEO – I like for headaches and stomachaches, so far.
    WOEO – I haven’t had the pleasure of getting to try yet.

  5. I love the peppermint for upset tummy,and the wild orange in a defuser I love the smell

  6. And Happy bday also

  7. I like to use peppermint oil for headaches and for fresh breath. I like orange for its calming abilities.

  8. Katherine says:

    I use the peppermint for sore joints and sinuses. The orange I LIKE TO USE as kind of a perfume behind my ears. I love the orange smell.

  9. laura mccubbin says:

    I like peppermint to open up my sinus’s and I’ve never tried the orange yet.

  10. Sandy Rees says:

    I use orange oil in homemade cleaning liquids and peppermint in a foot powder

  11. Happy Birthday Kat! I like using peppermint for headaches, myself. I haven’t used Wild Orange, but I bet it’d be great to diffuse around the house!

  12. I use peppermint as an ant killer. Several times this year, I have had the little sugar ants, and the larger ants, too. I put peppermint in a spray bottle, and add water. The ratio is probably about
    5 water/1 peppermint E.O. The spray kills on contact the tiny sugar ants, the larger ones take a bit more, but they still die pretty fast. Then I can get the boric acid or borax, sugar & water mix together so they eat it up and take it to the nest and it kills them all.
    Maybe not the most pleasant use of peppermint oil, but I hate ants!!!
    I also diffuse wild orange oils with other oils that I use to make my own version of 4 thieves oil. I love the smell of orange!
    Happy Birthday!!! and thank you!

  13. Linda Bradshaw says:

    I have not used essential oils yet. I am doing research to see how to use them. It seems like they can be used for so many things.

  14. Maria Cooney says:

    I love using peppermint for my cough and sore muscles. The wild orange I put neet in my hand and add unscented hand lotion to it . I really like the smell.


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