Winter is a great time to find a multitude of purposes for using Peppermint essential oil.
Honestly, we use Peppermint year round in our home but there is something very special about also having it in the winter.
Using Peppermint essential oil instead of peppermint flavoring has some incredible benefits including:
enhancing focus and attention
opening sinus and congestion
increasing blood flow
Peppermint is such a great refreshing taste that can also aide in digestion.
When we eat a heavier meal we can feel sluggish and tired afterwards. With holiday meals often increasing our meal and portion sizes to well above our normal eating habits this can really get us uncomfortable after meals.
Peppermint aides our digestion by relaxing the stomach and supporting the digestive process. Additionally, peppermint can freshen our breath after a meal making after-dinner conversations all around much more enjoyable.
Making these small confections is easy and quick!
1/2 cup refined coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 or 4 tbs corn syrup or local honey
6-7 drops peppermint essential oil
Chocolate almond bark or baking chips, melted
Mix coconut oil, peppermint oil, corn syrup and vanilla together in a mixing bowl. The coconut oil will start to soften as you mix
Place the mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes to allow it to harden slightly
Line a baking sheet with wax paper