I have been experimenting lately in the wonderful world of essential oils. Essential oils have been used since Biblical times and God has created some wonderful health benefits from the plants around us. As someone who has experienced headaches most of my life, I have consumed way beyond my limit of Tylenol! Finding out that too much Tylenol can cause liver damage has made me seek other alternatives for the common headache. So, you can imagine how overjoyed I was to find that Peppermint Essential Oil provides headache relief. The one caveat to this is that it MUST be therapeutic grade essential oil. And believe me, not all those that carry that name actually are therapeutic grade. When I get a headache now I reach for my peppermint bottle. I take a drop and put it on my finger and place that on both my temples. Then I take another drop, place in on my fingers and put it on both sides of the back of my neck, just under the hairline. The way to know if it is therapeutic or not is if it starts feeling cool on your skin within a minute or two. If you have ever used anything menthol, that is the type of coolness that peppermint should have. Now, I am not a doctor so I am not prescribing medicine, just sharing with you what has worked for me. Remember one drop of essential oil is about the equivalent of 30 cups of the same kind of tea. One drop is very powerful. It is always good to test out the essential oil on your arm first just to make sure you are not allergic to it in anyway. I would not prescribe this for young children just because of the potency. Peppermint is also excellent for upset stomach. Just one drop diluted in water when my stomach is upset and within 5 to 10 minutes the stomach ache is gone. It truly is amazing. But, then again, when we remember the One who created peppermint in the first place….why should this be surprising? Peppermint is also great for clearing your sinuses. Rubbing a few drops on your palms and then placing them over your nose and breathing in helps you to breathe more freely when you find yourself a little cloggy. So, give peppermint a try…I don't think you will be disappointed. And remember to that the Lord for all the wonderful things He has created to make our lives so much better.