Let's learn about Young Living's Peppermint Essential Oil!
Peppermint is a versatile essential oil with a wide variety of uses. Young Living offers peppermint oil in their traditional line and in their new vitality line. The vitality line allows us to speak of the oil from a dietary or internal perspective, while the traditional line continues to allow topical and aromatic recommendations. Both are the exact same formula of peppermint, but are labeled differently to allow more freedom when recommending usages.
One of the easiest ways to utilize peppermint vitality oil is to add it to food and drinks. Peppermint oil is approximately four times as concentrated as peppermint extract, so use conservatively until you obtain the desired taste. Add a drop or two to hot chocolate, cookies, or brownies to give them a refreshing flavor. Peppermint is also recognized as one of the oldest herbs to aid in healthy digestion. A couple drops of this oil placed in a vegetable capsule or added to an herbal tea is great for the occasional upset stomach. Menthol is one of the primary components in peppermint, which activates the same receptors on nerve endings that sense cold. This interesting fact makes it perfect to add to a spray bottle of water and spritz on during a workout or on a hot summer day to help cool off. A few drops of peppermint mixed with a dab of carrier oil makes a great post-workout massage oil for sore muscles. Peppermint oil smells amazing diffused on its own or with orange, cinnamon bark, or rosemary. The aromatic influence of peppermint may also help you feel more alert and uplifted. These are just a few examples of how to use peppermint essential oil. As you can see, it is easy to make the most of this resourceful oil.
Originally, peppermint was indigenous to Europe, a natural hybrid of water mint and spearmint, but now the United States is responsible for the majority of peppermint growing. The Young Living Farm in Mona, Utah is often recognized for its colorful lavender farms that stick out among the surrounding rugged land. However, several other botanicals are grown at this farm, including peppermint. Young Living holds true to their seedtoseal process, starting by selecting only the finest peppermint seedlings. They then nurture the soil with enzymes to feed the plants and use natural herbicides (or sometimes just leave the weeds or weed by hand) to ensure toxin-free growing conditions. They even research the best time of day to harvest the plant in order to produce premium oils. Peppermint oil is extracted from the flower tops and leaves of the plant by steam distillation. It takes approximately one pound of peppermint to produce a 15ml bottle of peppermint essential oil. As is comes out of the extractor, Young Living frequently tests the extracted oil to ensure its purity. Young Living never accepts diluted, cut, or adulterated oils. The extracted oils never touch anything except stainless steel or glass, so you do not have to worry about leeching from toxic containers before the oils get to you. All of these steps and many more ensure the highest quality of peppermint oil arrives at your door.
GuiltFree Peppermint Brownies Recipe (posted by Young Living)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
1 15oz. can low sodium black beans
1/3 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. honey
2 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Rinse and drain black beans.
Melt coconut oil on stove until clear.
Blend all ingredients except eggs in food processor until smooth.
In a separate bowl, lightly whisk eggs until well beaten.
Fold into chocolate mixture.
Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 pan and bake 25–30 minutes.
Let cool 15 minutes, then cut.
Let cool another 15 minutes and serve.