I was introduced to Young Living's Peppermint essential oil while working in a spa. I'd only been working there for a few days and new to the field of massage therapy.
One of my first clients, who appeared exhausted, explained that she was feeling incredibly stressed and asked that I, "please use an essential oil...I DON'T CARE WHICH ONE...JUST ONE THAT WILL REDUCE MY STRESS"!!
Wide eyed and curious, after replying, "Of course", I headed to the room where all of the essential oils were stored. The first one I grabbed, knowing very little about essential oils, turned out to be Peppermint. I shrugged, hoped for the best and headed over to do the massage.
Although still a massage therapist rookie, I'd been told I am very good at scalp massages so I decided to give her a luxurious peppermint scalp massage. I was determined to help her destress!
During and after the massage, 2 things happened. I became happier and so did the client. She told me that was the best massage she'd ever experienced. I was grateful for the compliment and knew I was becoming better at helping clients through the power of touch. Still, I couldn't help but raise my eyebrows wondering, was it actually the Peppermint working its magic more-so than myself?
Initially, I didn't share my curiosity about whether I or the Peppermint served to be the true hero as I repeated this similar scenario with client after client as months went by.
Eventually though, I did some research, learned about the brand I'd been using (Young Living) and became a distributor so I'd always have access to this amazing potion like miracle in a tiny 15 ml bottle.
So, what is it about Peppermint?
According to WebMD, peppermint has been tried for a variety of digestive problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Indigestion and Heartburn, although there is said to be no clear evidence. For me, Peppermint simply makes me happier. I wasn't able to find any intriguing information about why it may or may not make people happier. Still, I choose to think of Peppermint as the "happy oil" and it will always be my favorite.
Upon further research I found a few more interesting details about this incredible oil. Peppermint is a perennial herb that grows widely in Europe, North America and Asia. The plant produces dark green leaves with clusters of lavender flowers. Originating in India, peppermint has been used for centuries for its revitalizing properties. Steam distilled from the leaves of the mint plant, Peppermint Essential Oil creates a strong aromatic scent that has a fresh, cool, gray-mint smell. The scent is invigorating and stimulating which is soothing and enlightening.
Check out this premium starter kit by Young Living that includes this amazing bottle of Peppermint and feel free to message me with questions. https://www.myyl.com/akneadforwellness.com#ewm/more-peppermint