Did you know that athletes have long used peppermint to fuel a run? Here are some of the benefits of this versatile oil:
- Alleviates stomach upset when taken internally (great for a nervous racer!)
- Relieves head tension (rub one drop on the temples and feel the tension melt away)
- Increases mental alertness and concentration
- Reduces perceived effort
- Supports clearer breathing - a must for any runner!
A drop of peppermint oil in a glass of water has been shown to support excerise performance and respiratory function in athletes according to a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
My favorite way to use Peppermint Oil: Place 1 drop of Peppermint and 2 drops of WIld Orange in the palm of your hands, rub, cup, and take 3 deep breaths. You will feel energized and ready for your next workout, while supporting your respiratory system!