Be careful not to use too much peppermint essential oil or the fumes may cause
your eyes to water. Avoid getting the oil in your eyes and be sure to wash your hands immediately after use to prevent rubbing
the peppermint oil into your eyes.
There are many ways
to use essential oils, including diffusing them or mixing them with water and spraying into the air for the purpose of inhalation,
applying topically or ingesting. However, not all oils are suitable for ingestion so please use only those indicated above
for oral use. Additionally, use only oils that clearly indicate their suitability for internal use.
Regardless of which method you choose, make sure you select high quality, pure,
undiluted essential oils. While you may end up diluting the oils yourself, most of the oils on the market are diluted in less-than-desirable
oils. High quality oils cost more than the cheap varieties on the market but are worth the increased price. Many cheap varieties
can also contain synthetic versions of the oils, which offer no therapeutic value and may actually be harmful. But, worse
than that, many cheap oils are adulterated with solvents used during the extraction process or toxic pesticides used in the
growing process of the herbs from which the oils are extracted.
After diluting the oil in carrier oil, always conduct a 48-hour patch test on a small inconspicuous part of your skin
to determine whether you have any sensitivity to the essential oils. Do not discontinue any prescribed medications without
the guidance of your physician. Use essential oils with caution and the advice of a qualified natural health practitioner