Peppermint Wins Again

I’ve been duped. Or I at least think it’s a great possibility.

My oldest son has been home for 2 days this week, complaining that his tummy hurt. Yet, he’s been eating like crazy – even more than usual. Hmmm…

Sunday evening, I tucked the kids in bed, said goodnight with hugs and kisses, and rubbed their usual dose of lavender on them to help them sleep. They love that stuff. If I forget, they ask for it (yay, kids!).

Ten minutes later, my son was rolling around on the bed complaining his lower tummy REALLY hurt – intestinal pain. Definitely NOT trying to dupe me.

Time for the big guns.

I got out my peppermint essential oil, added 1 drop to some water in a glass, and had him drink up.

He didn’t even drink the entire thing, but I never heard another word out of him. Within just minutes, he was asleep!

I gave him peppermint off and on throughout the 2 days that he complained about his tummy. He said it ached. Then he was nauseous. One thing after another.

I don’t know what he was fighting off, but I know he never threw up, didn’t have a fever, and was a bouncing, playing boy when he wasn’t complaining or eating.

Peppermint wins again!

Also, I just learned that strep has been found in one of my twins’ preschool pals. I’m using elderberry (sambucus) juice and peppermint to fight off any nasties before they try to take hold.

(Peppermint is one of the most universal of the essential oils. It’s an excellent addition to a first aid kit for its soothing affects on indigestion, halting nausea, fighting and preventing illness, etc.)


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JessBio200 Peppermint Wins AgainJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

Peppermint Wins Again

8 thoughts on “Peppermint Wins Again

  1. Penny LeClair says:

    Peppermint is my favorite all time oil, it is the one I got “hooked” on the oils with…thanks for sharing, love hearing testimonies of its great properties!

  2. You know I love me some peppermint oil. Drank some myself the other day when my stomach bug came back again. And gave some to Riley when he had the same symptoms the next night. His symptoms went away and he was back at school the next day!

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