Uses of Oils

Uses for Peppermint Jim’s peppermint and spearmint essential oils

The Difference between peppermint and spearmint is:  peppermint naturally contains a high concentration of menthol, giving it a cooling sensation on the skin and a sinus opening effect.  Spearmint is warming and soothing due to its high natural camphor concentration.  However both oils are known to be:

antibacterialantiviralanti-inflammatoryantimicrobialantispasmodicanti-oxidantanti fungalanalgesic

You may dilute the oils if desired with a carrier oil such as olive oil, massage oil or lotion, water, tea, etc. depending on the application.  Throughout history, both oils have been used for:


Apply directly on spots as needed. Due to the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of the oil, using the oil helps clean out pores and prevent infections.

Airway infection & diseases

Add peppermint oil to (room) vaporizers, rub small amount under the nose. The menthol in the oil helps open up the airways.

Athlete’s foot/nail infection

Due to the anti fungal properties of the oil, people have used it to fight these annoyances. Apply on affected areas.


Apply and massage on sore joints. The oils are known to increase blood circulation, decrease pain and increase range of motion.

Breath freshener

Add one drop (you can always add more) of peppermint to a glass of water, or directly on the tongue. Note: the oil is strong and undiluted, so be ready for an arctic blast and clear sinuses! Not for the faint of heart!

Cleaning and household uses

Since the oils have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, why not add it to your cleaning regime! Pet and child friendly, and pleasant for the nose. Add to cleaning solution, dish and laundry detergent, use on hard surfaces around the house, drop some oil in the vents and air ducts to help prevent the build-up of fungi, and add to your toothbrush or toothpaste (one drop!).

Canker and cold sores

Thanks to the antiviral properties of the oils, customers told us this really helps them. Dab the oil directly on as soon as the first symptoms occur and repeat as needed.

Drowsiness/loss of focus and concentration

Attention students! Put a drop of peppermint oil on tongue as needed, inhale from bottle or diffuser, apply lightly under the nose and massage on the back of the neck. Teachers in Japan have known this for years and use peppermint oil in their class rooms, which has proven to increase the students’ performances. Also helpful for night-time driving!

Ear infection

Apply the oil with an applicator (fingertip or cotton swab) inside the ear. Do not drop the oil directly into the ear canal. It’s a little too strong for that.


Apply the oil across the forehead, behind the ears and in the neck. Then, sleep it off!


Add a drop to a tea bag, and use in baked goods. Best way to diffuse the oil is by saturating a teaspoon of sugar with the oil.

Hair and skin care

Add a few drops to your shampoo, conditioner, soap and lotions. Not only will you feel and smell clean, it also helps clear out pores.

(Head)aches and migraines

The number 1 use of our oils! Apply directly on the temples, across the forehead, on the scalp and/or locally for pain relief. Many customers swear by it.

(Insect)bites, wounds

Apply on injury or bite for pain relief, anti-swelling, anti- itching and to promote healing.


Add to bathwater by saturating a teaspoon of (sea or table) salt, add to massage or olive oil, or apply directly on skin.

Nausea, upset stomach/IBS

Apply a small amount of peppermint underneath nose, ingest with water or add to a tea(bag).

Pest control (ants, bees, mice, spiders and wasps)

Yikes! Mice and other critters really do not like the smell of peppermint!! Soak cotton ball(s) with the oil and place in problem area to discourage critters. For bees and wasps: spray with mint oil and

water. Ratio: 0.2 oz:10 oz.

Sinus congestion/snoring

Apply a small amount of peppermint oil under the nose, across forehead and the chest. Add a drop or two to a glass of water before bedtime. For children: apply a few drops on a wash cloth and put in pillowcase at night.


Apply and massage on painful areas (can be diluted with carrier oil).

Sore throat/infection

Apply oil to the back of the tongue, gargle and ingest with water or tea.


Add spearmint oil to massage oil, bathwater, shower floor (careful, slippery!) or simply enjoy the scent, straight from the bottle!


Apply oil on painful area, both in and outside the mouth, use cotton ball with oil and place on the affected area.

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*This information has not been evaluated by the FDA.

* Keep all oil products out of reach of children.

* Pregnant women should consult a physician before using.

* Avoid contact with eyes.

* Some people may be allergic to mint oil.

* This information is for educational purposes only and in no way intended as a substitute for medical consultation by a health care professional.

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