True Essential Oils Are Super Potent

True essential oils are from 100 to 10,000 times as potent as the herb so a little bit goes a long, long way.

Peppermint is a herb which throughout history has been highly regarded as a digestive stimulant. That is why people often have a cup of peppermint tea after a meal.

Each drop of peppermint essential oil is equal to almost 30 cups of the tea.

So the 15 ml (1/2 oz) bottle below is equivalent to 7000 cups of peppermint tea.

Some oils are very pricey because so much of the parent herb is required to produce them.

It takes 4000-6000 lbs of the herb Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) to produce 1 lb of its essential oil which sells for $9,000 – $15,000 US / kg.

It takes 10,000 lbs of rose petals to produce 1 lb of rose oil. The process used (enfleurage) is very time consuming. Rose oil is one of the most expensive of all.

Similarly it takes:
250 lbs of lavender to make 1 lb lavender oil.
1500 lemons to make 1 lb lemon oil.


My Journey Of Healing From Chronic Fatigue & Allergies

For many years I suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and numerous allergies. It reached a point in the mid 1980’s where it took over my life.

For many years I was a contractor. I worked on and fixed peoples’ homes. By about 1986 allergies and fatigue had forced me to quit my business.

I had already been experiencing seasonal allergies (hayfever) since childhood. Now I was experiencing full blown sensitivities to milk and wheat and then along came the kicker, I was now allergic to renovation dust and sawdust.

I was at a dead end.

Looking back at that time I can now say that I am very grateful to have gone through the experience of Chronic Fatigue because it forced me to LISTEN to my body and my body was telling me lots. I learned that our health has four aspects, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and to have vibrant health all of these aspects must be in balance.

I began to truly tune in and honour my body’s preferences for food. Learning applied kinesiology helped a lot but also just experiencing how my body responded whenever I put certain foods in my mouth was an eye opener. I also began to respect my need for more sleep and I discovered how important it was for me to create healthy boundaries with others in order to conserve my own energy.

Now the only remnant that is left is in late summer I still experience some irritation from ragweed pollen and I deal with that without using drugs. My favourite remedy is Young Living’s peppermint oil. Peppermint oil has been known for centuries as an aid to the liver and digestion. It also is a very effective anti-inflammatory.

Whenever my sinuses and mouth area get itchy, inflamed and stuffed up because of allergies all I do is put 1-3 drops of peppermint oil on my tongue and the problem is solved.

Please be aware that by far most essential oils contain large quantities of chemicals in them, even if the label says they are “all natural”.Young Living Essential Oils is my all time favourite.




May there be peace in our hearts.

May there be peace for all humanity.

May there be perfect peace on earth.

Aromatherapy – Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil is one of my all time favourite natural remedies. The peppermint herb has been used for thousands of years as a digestive stimulant and is known as a tonic for the liver and gallbladder.

Just one drop of peppermint oil is equivalent to 28 cups of peppermint tea, so remember, this is pretty potent stuff. It means that my 15 ml bottle of oil below is equal to about 7000 cups of peppermint tea!

Peppermint oil is often used as a decongestant as it will relieve the stuffy nasal passages that many people get during hayfever season. It will improve mental concentration, relieve many headaches, lower a fever and even clear mucous from the lungs.

Peppermint oil will also relieve pain and inflammation when applied to a bruise or injury.

Many people do not know that peppermint oil has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities, and has been used to expel intestinal worms. Peppermint oil has also been studied for its effects as  an anti-cancer agent

It is difficult to get essential oils that are not loaded with chemicals even if the label on the bottle says 100% pure (see a previous post). The world wide demand for essential oils has outstripped the supply by hundreds of times and the pressure to extend the oil with chemicals and use cheaper production methods is enormous. I buy from Young Living Essential Oils. You can order true peppermint oil here.






May there be peace in our hearts.

May there be peace for all humanity.

May there be perfect peace on earth.