There are so many ways to use peppermint – check out 33 of the most popular uses for peppermint essential oil for around your home and health!

I love Peppermint Essential Oil! It’s one of my favorite Young Living oils! It’s definitely a MUST-HAVE in my stash.

Peppermint Essential Oil is also one of the most used oils in my book – Essentials Oils for a Clean and Healthy Home!

33 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil

I use it to flavor my frostings, calm an upset tummy, ease my headaches, freshen breath and now as part of my favorite seasonal allergy trio along with lavender and lemon.

It’s AMAZING what relief I get from those three oils together! Peppermint’s invigorating and energizing aroma can be used to replace morning coffee as a way to wake up, or as an extra boost to waning energy throughout the day. as well!

There are so many ways to use peppermint – check out  33 of the most popular uses for peppermint essential oil below!

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Glass Spray Bottle – Clean surfaces, air, bathrooms and more by mixing up a solution of peppermint, water, and vinegar!

Diffuser – Get the yuks out of the air by using a good diffuser. I have one for every bedroom, living room and kitchen!

Fractionated Coconut Oil – Mix with Peppermint before applying to skin.

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33 Uses For Peppermint Essential Oil


Peppermint Oils for Home Use 

1. Calm Upset Stomachs. Just one drop of peppermint oil rubbed on the stomach or taken internally can calm indigestion, an upset stomach or other internal digestive commotion.

2. Freshen Breath. Peppermint oil with water (and lemon oil) creates a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse that leaves a lasting crisp, clean feeling.

3. Clear Sinuses. Diffuse peppermint oil (or apply topically on the chest) for almost immediate relief and revitalizing air flow. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.

4.  Joints Relief. Peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil cools like an ice bath, but you to stay warm and dry.

5. Satisfy Your Appetite. The aroma of peppermint oil has the ability to make you feel full, faster…especially if you breathe it in during a meal!

6. Cool Feet. Just add peppermint oil to a cold water compress to cool your overworked, over heated feet.

7. Perk Up. The invigorating aroma of peppermint is a wonderful, non-stimulating way to perk up on long drives, in school, during late night homework or any other time!

8. Perk Up Your Soap. Add peppermint to your potions to stimulate the scalp, energize and wake up! The oil is an antiseptic in nature, and can also help remove dandruff and lice.

9. Seasonal Discomfort. Peppermint oil has the ability to relax smooth muscles in the body — the same muscles that line our airways and 33 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil become affected in allergy season.

10.  Headaches. A few drops of peppermint dabbed on your temples, neck and sinuses can chase that tension headache away!

11. Focus. Diffuse peppermint before study time, place a drop on the tongue or under the nose for improved concentration and alertness.

12. Refresh from Stress. After a long day, apply peppermint, let it seep in and then soak in a warm bath or shower. The refreshing peppermint vapor will make you feel cool, relaxed and energized again.

13. Add to Your Tea. Just one drop of peppermint oil can add life to any herbal tea while also aiding in normal digestion or to relieve heartburn.

14.Up Your Workout. Using peppermint oil prior to exercise immediately awakens your senses and gets you in your right mind so you can crank.

15. Curb Cravings. When you get that mid-morning craving, diffuse peppermint oil to reign in the urge to snack on junk food, or anything else that might appear before you.

Cooking With Peppermint Oil

16. Add Flavor All Things Chocolate. Enhance your chocolate in a gazillion ways: gourmet hot chocolate, mint brownie frosting, peppermint bark, peppermint patties, peppermint brownies, peppermint chocolate Bundt cake, red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese, yum!

17. Brisk, Delightful Confections. Peppermint chiffon cake, homemade candy canes, butter mints, peppermint ice cream, peppermint glaze over pastries and cookies, homemade peppermint patties.

18. Yummy Beverages. Peppermint water on ice, peppermint mocha, peppermint tea, peppermint hot chocolate, that’s right … it’s all delish.

Body & Mind Uses

19. Wake Up Your Mind. Peppermint oil activates the limbic function in your brain. The limbic function helps control things like emotions and long-term memory and is related to olfactory structures in your nose.

20. An Itch Fix. If you have the after-effects of a sunburn where the skin is a little warm and itchy, apply a drop of peppermint oil (mixed with lavender) to cool, soothe and stop itching.

21. Theme Park Relief. Four or five drops of peppermint rubbed on the stomach can calm smooth stomach muscles and help relieve discomfort and nausea.

22. Add To Water. When you add a few drops of peppermint to your ice water, it not only improves the taste but also leaves you with a feeling of cool, refreshing breath.

23. Get Rid of Ticks.  Place a little peppermint oil with a cotton swab on the tick. The tick will stop burrowing, remove its head.

24. Repel Insects. Many household bugs do not like peppermint oil — ants, aphids, beetles, plant lice, mice and cockroaches try to steer clear of peppermint. Just add to water in a spray bottle and spray where you think pests grace you with their presence!

25. Clean Naturally. Peppermint oil is a wonderful natural cleaning agent because gets rid of yuks! Spray on countertops and bathroom surfaces, scrub, and enjoy cleaner clean.

26. Sleep Well. If you find you are having a hard time sleeping, peppermint oil helps activate cold-sensitive receptors in the skin and mucosal tissues. When used this way, it may help with not being able to get to sleep.

27. Quell Apathy. When you’re with someone who feels gloomy or like they “just don’t care”, ask them to try peppermint oil (aromatically, topically, or internally) to stimulate their mental sharpness and focus.

28. Change Your State of Mind. Someone’s mental outlook can be a game-changer. If they are shocked, stressed out or nervous, peppermint oil may help restore feelings of normalcy and balance.

29. Toothache. Peppermint oil can act as a concentrated natural pain killer and muscle relaxant, especially with painful gums, teething or recent dental work.

30. Alleviate Internal Strife. When used topically or internally, peppermint is a favorite for fresh relief from cramping, indigestion to diarrhea. Skip the antacids and go with peppermint oil!

31. Ease Joint Pain. Massage peppermint oil onto aching feet, joints, and strained muscles.

32. Lethargic. Feeling lethargic or in a brain fog? Peppermint has been known to improve blood circulation and awareness, leaving you with an energized, awake feeling.

33. Go Eight-Leg Free. When you diffuse peppermint into the room, you’ll notice fewer spiders. Why? They don’t like it. It’s safe, contains no harsh chemicals or pesticides. It doesn’t kill the spiders but forces them out.

Want to learn more about this and other Young Living oils? Message me! I can help you find the right oils for whatever your health or home needs since I’m also a consultant!


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Frequently Asked Questions About Peppermint Oil

1. How do I use peppermint oil?

Scroll up to see the list of over 33 ways to use peppermint oil that I’ve put together for you. You’ll find all kinds of peppermint essential oil uses including natural home remedies, using peppermint oil in cooking, and dozens of ways peppermint oil is beneficial to your body and mind. 

2. Is peppermint oil good for skin?

Peppermint oil is often applied topically to help the skin. The cooling sensation helps to soothe sunburn and itchy insect bites. Because of its strong antibacterial properties, peppermint oil works effectively in treating acne too.

3. What does peppermint oil kill?

Peppermint oil kills germs like salmonella, E. coli, listeria, and Staphylococcus aureus, the bacteria that is often the source of infections that attack the skin, lungs and heart. 

4. How do you use peppermint oil for hair growth?

Mix a few drops of peppermint oil into a tablespoon of carrier oil, then massage into the scalp for several minutes. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before washing with shampoo. Studies have shown that peppermint oil increases the number of hair follicles, while massaging the scalp also helps hair growth by stimulating blood flow.

5. Does peppermint oil kill cockroaches?

Over an extended period of exposure, cockroaches are killed by exposure to peppermint oil. Better yet, it’s a powerful insect repellent – including driving away those nasty cockroaches.

6. Is peppermint oil a disinfectant?

Peppermint oil has disinfectant and antibacterial properties. In some studies it has also shown some mild antifungal and antiviral properties. What a great way to clean your home and make it smell good too!

7. Where does peppermint oil come from?

The oil is extracted from peppermint leaves, which are found on the peppermint plant – a hybrid cross between spearmint and watermint. It is a hardy plant that grows naturally in Europe and North America.

Also, you can check out the Essential Oil section of my blog for more info on how to use Peppermint Essential Oil and in my new book – Essential Oils for a Clean and Healthy Home!

Essential Oils for a Clean and Healthy



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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. Rosalva Advaney says:

    How did she use it

  2. There! I had no idea that peppermint essential oil could be used so widely. Actually, I like essential oils. I often use tea tree oil as a care product, I add some oils to a hot bathroom for a calming effect. Regarding the use of peppermint, I usually drink dried peppermint tea and that’s all. But there are so many different essential oils, each with its own beneficial properties. I will definitely save this article and will use it, it is very interesting. Thank you!

    1. JustineLee says:

      Yes essential oils are amazing natural products! Since you mention that you like tea tree oil, you might be interested to know that tea tree oil is great to add in shampoos/conditioners to help treat dry scalps/hair, especially now that the weather is getting colder!

      -From the All Things Mamma Team

  3. Hi
    Can I use peppermint essential oil for migraine attacks.

    1. Yes! A lot of ppl fine it very helpful!

  4. We use peeper mint on cotton balls and throw around and uber the camper to keep mice out

    1. That’s a great idea!!

  5. My mom used peppermint for when her tooth got an infection. She mixed with tea tree and it helped heal over night 🙂 love essential oils! I’d love to follow. Do you have twitter or pinterest? I’m @maybemicha

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