This morning my kids woke up at 6:30 and ran to the computer. The weather man teased them this week saying there was a very slight chance of snow... this meant for sure it would snow!!!! I tried telling them that the two times it's snowed here in Ramona over the last 6 years was extremely unique...I never saw snow in the 18 years I spent growing up here. They got all there snow close on, cut out snowflakes, did a snow dance around all the snowflakes in the front yard, and waited... in their now gear.... NO SNOW!!! Good thing we will be visiting snow very soon!
So without real snow we decided to bottle snowmen. These are so super cute!!! I could just eat them up... :) We bottled them and I sold a bunch today! These make great teacher gifts for the holidays! Each snowman has enough hot chocolate for two plus add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to make it delish in your mouth! $4 call or email to order yours today!!
Peppermint oil can be used for its calming effect to relieve stress and tension. It is also effective for relieving the headaches associated with stress or digestive upset, as well as for migraines. Just apply a few drops to the back of the neck for stress, or to the temples to relieve a headache.
During the cold and flu season, peppermint can really prove itself to you. It works well in reducing fever (just apply a few drops to the bottom of the feet or rub a few drops into the spine). It is also great at opening and clearing sinus and respiratory congestion. It relieves headaches, diarrhea and nausea, and can bring a wide range of comforts to the misery of colds and flu. (I'd hate to be sick without it.)
For digestive issues, like diarrhea, nausea, motion sickness, stomach ache or colic, simply massage a 1-2% dilution of peppermint, mixed in fractionated coconut oil, over the abdomen. I love adding peppermint to my water during workouts or in the morning when I need a boost!
Peppermint is an excellent insect repellent, especially when mixed with eucalyptus before application. During the summer months, it offers the added benefits of being very cooling, making hot weather much more bearable.
The fragrance of peppermint oil is uplifting and invigorating. Applied topically, this oil is very soothing to tired, sore muscles. It has analgesic properties, and can be helpful for menstrual problems or skin disorders.