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Peppermint oil question (PIOG)

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:32 PM
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I have been boiling it on the stove to try and clear up our congestion. I am planning on taking a bath tonight in epsom salts and was thinking about putting peppermint oil in the warm bath water as well. Anyone know if it would be safe/helpful?


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Precious333
by Gold Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:34 PM
I would say it would so! Maybe you cab even rub some peppermint oil on u too!
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HamBergerMama
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:39 PM

That would be awesome. I need relief bad. this congestion is kicking my butt, and I am so worried about getting pneumonia while pregnant. 

Along these lines, do most health food stores carry Essential Oils? I am more likely to be able to get some if I can work a bottle or two into my monthly cash budget than ordering online and having to pay shipping. 

PoodleMum
by Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:39 PM

If you're nursing it may decrease your milk supply

HamBergerMama
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM


Quoting PoodleMum:

If you're nursing it may decrease your milk supply

Good to know in the future, but DS stopped about a month ago. I can never nurse while pregnant =(

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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Heat destroys oils' therapeutic properties. By boiling it you're rendering it useless beyond adding a nice fragrance to your home.
Yes you can add it to a bath salt, but keep in kind it has a heating/cooling effect (think bengay), so you'll end up with that sensation all over.
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schultzal
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Using essential oils in the bath is great, but be sure to mix it with a carrier oil or even some milk before putting it in the bath water. :)

jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:52 PM
If you're worried about pneumonia, is your congestion respiratory? Peppermint is awesome for sinus congestion, but rosemary is a better choice for respiratory congestion (do not use if you are prone to seizures or have high blood pressure).
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hapababies
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM
I made that mistake and didn't add it to a carrier before putting it in my sons bath. My hands were tingling like crazy, I wonder how their little bodies felt.


Quoting schultzal:

Using essential oils in the bath is great, but be sure to mix it with a carrier oil or even some milk before putting it in the bath water. :)


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HamBergerMama
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Good tip! What ratio? Is olive oil ok?


Quoting hapababies:

I made that mistake and didn't add it to a carrier before putting it in my sons bath. My hands were tingling like crazy, I wonder how their little bodies felt.




Quoting schultzal:

Using essential oils in the bath is great, but be sure to mix it with a carrier oil or even some milk before putting it in the bath water. :)



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HamBergerMama
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Respiratory and sinus. Good to know about rosemary. I only have peppermint on hand.

My MIL and her family swear by it and she makes sure we always have a bottle:-)

I just realized I didn't add to this post what would have been obvious in my other group. Is it safe to use while pregnant? (26weeks)


Quoting jellyphish:

If you're worried about pneumonia, is your congestion respiratory? Peppermint is awesome for sinus congestion, but rosemary is a better choice for respiratory congestion (do not use if you are prone to seizures or have high blood pressure).

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