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    Editorial Team
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    Welcome to the Peppermint oil Forum

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    Teri-Robert
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    Illinois,

    Please be careful with peppermint oil. It shouldn’t be applied to the skin undiluted because it can burn. I put it in a bit of fractionated coconut oil, which has no fragrance of it’s own, and is a nice light oil.

    Also, it I don’t know if you’re male or female, but it shouldn’t be used by pregnant women.

    Teri

  • #40966

    Laurie Vincent
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    I use about 5 drops of peppermint aromatherapy oil with about 5 drops of eucalyptus aromatherapy oil mixed with water in a candlelit aromatherapy oil burner. It works well. When I am not home to light an oil burner I rub some Origins Brand “Peace of Mind” peppermint oil under my ears and throat. This lotion works really well for me and everyone that I have recommended it to.

  • #40967
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    Ellen Schnakenberg
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    Laurie Vincent – I bought a bottle of peppermint oil nearly a year ago, and never got around to trying it… until tonight. I must say that it really felt good on my head and neck. Well, until I went outdoors to talk to the neighbor and the wind was blowing. I think I’ll have to keep that in mind the next time I use it. But, gee, the whole bottle cost me $12 and will likely last at least 6 months, so it’s some of the best money I’ve probably ever spent! I also bought a tiny glass vial pendant for a necklace that I filled with peppermint oil to help me with nausea etc. Can’t wait to try it out!

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    HannahS
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    I have recently started to use peppermint oil after reading that it could be beneficial to migraines… I put a few drops onto a tissue and inhale the vapour when I feel a migraine coming on and also use a few more drops on my forehead, temples and the area at the back of my head where the pain grows from!

    I do find it tingly and soothing…. Even if I smell like a giant strongmint! ;)

  • #46503
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    Nancy Bonk
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    Hi HannahS.

    Thank you so much for sharing that peppermint oil is helping with your migraines. It is always good to hear what works for people.

    Keep us posted on your progress!

  • #47351
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    Ellen Schnakenberg
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    Just a reminder to all the patients reading this thread:

    Peppermint oil should never be used un-diluted directly onto your skin. There are many ways to dilute it including grapeseed oil which is easily available at most supermakets. It is not safe for everyone however, and this includes pregnant women. Your health history is important as is having your own doctor look up and okay your use of peppermint oil so you will be safe

    For more information, pleaer see https://migraine.com/blog/aromatherapy-for-migraines/

    ~Ellen

  • #47355
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    Ellen Schnakenberg
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    Just a reminder to all the patients reading this thread:

    Peppermint oil should never be used un-diluted directly onto your skin. There are many ways to dilute it including grapeseed oil which is easily available at most supermakets. It is not safe for everyone however, and this includes pregnant women. Your health history is important as is having your own doctor look up and okay your use of peppermint oil so you will be safe

    For more information, pleaer see https://migraine.com/blog/aromatherapy-for-migraines/

    ~Ellen

  • #58606
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    Camassia
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    I mix a few drops of pure peppermint oil with a teaspoon of jojoba oil and then have my husband massage my neck and shoulder with it. Muscle pain in the neck and upper back is one of the major symptoms I have with my atypical migraine. I also rub some of this on my temples and over the pit of my stomach (I get horrible nausea and stomach cramps during an attack) to relieve or abort an attack.

    I wonder if anyone knows how often is it safe to use peppermint oil this way? Anyone has any info whether peppermint plays any part in pain relief/desensitazition?

  • #58650

    Tammy Rome
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    Mixing peppermint oil with any carrier oil is exactly how essential oils are meant to be used when applied to the skin. What you want to avoid is applying an essential oil to the skin undiluted (straight out of the bottle). That can cause skin irritation or burning of the skin.

    It’s cooling properties are the primary therapeutic benefit for migraine. Peppermint oil acts much like using an ice pack. Now, it’s digestive benefits are different. It aids in digestion by improving gut motility (food moves through faster), relieving gas, bloating, and nausea. In that way, peppermint can be quite valuable for migraineurs. Peppermint oil also comes in enteric-coated softgels that you can swallow. The coating protects the softgel from breaking open in the stomach. It only dissolves once it is passed to the small intestine. There its beneficial properties can be absorbed into the intestinal lining and on through to the bloodstream.

    Tammy

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      Camassia
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      Thanks for your response, useful information.

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