Peppermint is an extremely versatile essentail oil that can be used to help address a number of health concerns.
Peppermint oil has significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities. It also works as a strong antioxidant and must be an integral part of any medice cabinet.
Add a few drops of peppermint oil into a cream and rub it on sore muscle or joints. It can be applied directly and will help with pain relief. Add it to your shampoo to improve scalp health or just add it to a diffuser togther with lavender and rosemary oil.
Bugs hate the smell of peppermint oil - so apply a few drop to your skin when sitting outside and keep the "mozzies" away.
Warning - if you intend to use it on your skin - test it on a small section for any adverse reaction. Keep it away from small infants.