Welcome to the Peppermint oil Forum
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.
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.
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!
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! 😉