Some of you have read previous blogs where I have shared about my chronic pain issues. If not allow me to summarize-OUCH!
I have two spinal fusions, I have arthritis and I have fibromyalgia. There are many things that I use to help with my pain. Cold packs, rice packs, Epsom Salt baths and my best friend Peppermint oil.
I do want to warn anyone with skin sensitivities to be careful before using. Peppermint oil gets very warm when applied to the skin. Very warm. Also never (and I cannot stress this enough) apply to sensitive areas such as the armpits. NEVER! You will want to die. Trust me.
You may want to dilute it using a carrier oil such as jojoba. If you still find that it is not possible for you to use Peppermint oil due to skin sensitivities, try Wintergreen oil. It helps with pain as well without the warming affect.
So why is it so effective? Because Peppermint oil has anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. The warming sensation helps your body to relax also.
It’s no wonder it has gained popularity with athletic departments to help athletes with sore muscles after workouts. It also has shown to improve athletes’ performances when used orally on a regular basis.
There are many benefits of using Peppermint oil. From upset stomach, to congestion to headaches. I encourage you to research how to use it for these specific ailments before doing so.
I have convinced many people to try Peppermint oil. Some were non-believers until they saw relief from pain within minutes.
I use it so much, my house smells like Christmas year round!
So if you have any of the ailments listed above, I encourage you to give it a try. What do you have to lose?