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Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Peppermint is a natural cross between water mint and spearmint. Originally native to Europe, peppermint is now grown mostly in the United States. Peppermint Vitality essential oil has a minty, refreshing flavor that can be used to enhance the flavor of food and beverages. In addition, when taken internally, Peppermint Vitality supports healthy digestive function and gastrointestinal comfort and may help alleviate motion sickness and calm occasional stomach discomfort.* Peppermint and Peppermint Vitality are the same essential oil.

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How to Use Peppermint & Peppermint Vitality

Are you wondering how to use Peppermint Essential Oil and Peppermint Vitality™? The Young Living Training and Education team shares the many uses of Peppermint essential oil and Peppermint Vitality essential oil.

Use it after physical activity to cool fatigued muscles. Diffuse for a refreshing experience. And watch the video for other tips and tricks!

Peppermint Essential Oil: Benefits & Uses

Peppy and perfect, Peppermint essential oil is an all-time favorite! Looking for Peppermint essential oil uses? When it comes to this peppy oil, there are almost too many to count. But we’ll give you eight to get you started!

Vitality Oils Conversion Tip

There are so many wonderful recipes out there where you can easily substitute your Young Living Vitality Oils for the same fresh or dried ingredient; try it in some of your own favorites. There isn’t a hard rule for how to do this. All of our tastes in strength in flavor are different. When in doubt try less. You can always add more if you like.

When you are cooking with Vitality essential oils, keep in mind that essential oils are volatile.  This means that the oil molecules want to escape into the air; they will dissipate.  When you add heat to the equation, it makes them escape more quickly.  With certain protein-based dishes like chicken, I find that I get more flavor when I add the Vitality oils to the dishes when they are finished.  When I have something that I have to refrigerate, such as a fruit salad,  I’ll add the oil just before serving.  Experiment – see what works for you.

Here is a chart to help you with Vitality oil conversion.  Again, it is a guideline – flavor to your liking.

  • 1 Citrus Fruit, juiced = 10 to 15 Drops of a Vitality oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Herbs or Spices = 1 Drop or less of a Vitality oil.
  • 1 Teaspoon Herbs or Spices = Dip a toothpick in the Vitality oil. Swirl the toothpick through the wet ingredients and mix.

 

 

Daily Supplement

Peppermint Vitality tastes great, but it also makes a great dietary supplement

Take 3 times daily

  • 2 drops Peppermint Vitality in a gelatin capsule

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Peppermint Patties

Chocolate and peppermint is such a winning combo.  What I don’t like about store-bought Peppermint Patties is all of the extra garbage ingredients in there.  Have you ever looked at the ingredient list?  Here is a much healthier version for you to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic virgin coconut oil; room temperature
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 5-10 drops Peppermint Vitality™ oil
  • 3 dark chocolate bars, 3 oz each, a minimum of 72% cacao

Directions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients except the chocolate bars, in a medium sized bowl
    and stir until well mixed.
  2. Melt the chocolate bars in a double boiler until it turns into a thick liquid.
  3. Line a mini muffin tin with mini muffin/candy liners. Dependent on how
    thick you want your patties to be, will determine if you will need one or two
    tins.
  4. Fill each liner with about 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate to coat the
    bottom of each liner. Put mini cupcake pan into the freezer for about 5
    minutes to let the chocolate to solidify.
  5. Remove from freezer then scoop about 1 tablespoon of the
    coconut/peppermint mixture into each liner. Put the muffin pan into the
    freezer to let it solidify.
  6. Remove from freezer and top with the remaining melted chocolate.
  7. Return to freezer for about 10-15 minutes to let it solidify. Store in the
    refrigerator.
  8. When ready to serve, take out of the refrigerator and remove the liner to
    expose the pretty indentation lines.
  9. Keep in the refrigerator or freezer when not serving so that the chocolate
    doesn’t melt again.

Now, here is the really important point-take a minute and enjoy the burst of flavor in your mouth.

 

 

Chocolate Peppermint Bark

Ingredients

  • 24 oz white chocolate chips or chunks
  • 24 oz. dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 10 peppermint candy canes crushed
  • 10-12 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil parchment paper
  • Optional- cellophane bags; label

Directions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate chips. If you do not have one, place the dark chocolate in a glass mixing bowl and fit it snuggly on top of a pot of water. Allow the water to come to a boil, and the chocolate to melt. Stir until smooth in texture.
  2. Pour the dark chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out evenly. Let cool in the fridge.
  3. While the dark chocolate cools, repeat step #1 with the white chocolate chips. When they are all melted and smooth in texture, remove from heat and let sit for 2 minutes to cool. Add the essential oils after the 2 minutes has passed.
  4. Remove the dark chocolate from the refrigerator. Spread the melted white chocolate and essential oil mixture directly on top of the dark chocolate. Smooth to the edges. Place back in the fridge for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from fridge. Sprinkle crumbled candy canes evenly over the white chocolate. Gently press them down into the chocolate. Place back in the fridge until it is completely set.
  6. Break the bark into 2-3 inch pieces.
  7. If giving for gifts, place desired amount into cellophane bags.

 

This recipe is from Recipes with Essential Oils. On Diana’s site she has a whole host of wonderful recipes.  Please go and check them out.  She even has some sweet labels to print off for this recipe if you want to give your Chocolate Peppermint Bark as a gift. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peppermint Mousse

Here is a tasty, yet super simple, 3 ingredient Chocolate Peppermint Mousse.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped dark chocolate (60% cocoa)
  • 1 1/2 cups full fat coconut milk from a can (or you could use coconut cream)
  • 6-8 drops Peppermint Vitality™ essential oil, to taste optional ingredients for garnish-whipped cream and/or chopped dark
    chocolate

Directions

  1. Melt chocolate over a double boiler, stirring throughout.
  2. Once the chocolate is melted, pour in the coconut milk (or cream) and
    Peppermint Vitality essential oil. Using the whisk, mix the ingredients
    together until they are well blended.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator. Using a hand mixer, blend on low to medium
    speed to fluff up the mousse.
  5. Portion out in small serving glasses or ramekins.
  6. Optional: top with whipped cream and/or chopped chocolate.

Recipe slightly adapted from Joyful Healthy Eats

Mint Chocolate Protein Shake - Young Living - Peppermint VItality Essential oil and Pure Protein Complete Chocolate Deluxe

 

Recipe: Mint Chocolate Protein Shake (That Tastes Like Dessert)

We are firmly in the camp that believes starting your morning off right doesn’t have to mean an extra early wake-up call or compromising flavor. That’s why we developed this recipe.

Using Pure Protein Complete™, refreshing Peppermint Vitality™, and a handful of spinach, this breakfast tastes like a dessert but packs a punch with ingredients you won’t feel guilty about.

 

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve!
  4. Take your shake on the go with a Premium Shaker Bottle in green or purple .

Variations

Experiment with your smoothies by adding any combination of these essential oils:

Young Living - Guilt-Free, Black Bean Brownies with Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Guilt-Free Peppermint Brownies

These fudgy peppermint brownies may look and taste like the brownies you love, but they’re free of the things that your waistline doesn’t. We’ve taken out the flour, butter, and refined sugar and replaced them with wholesome ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, Peppermint Vitality™, and black beans. Yes—we said black beans! They may seem like a strange addition to a sweet recipe, but black beans provide a soft, gooey, fudgy texture and have almost no taste—allowing the bold flavors of the cocoa powder and Peppermint Vitality to shine through. But don’t take our word for it, give this flourless peppermint brownie recipe a try! Your taste buds and waistline will thank you.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 15-ounce can low-sodium black beans
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 drops Peppermint Vitality essential oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse and drain black beans.
  3. Melt coconut oil on stove until clear.
  4. Blend all ingredients except eggs in food processer until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, lightly whisk eggs until well beaten.
  6. Fold into chocolate mixture.
  7. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 pan and bake 25–30 minutes.
  8. Let cool 15 minutes then cut.
  9. Let cool another 15 minutes and serve.

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* The statements and information regarding this product  have not been evaluated by the FDA.  Young Living products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.  Most of the product information describing Young Living products is directly from Young Living Essential Oils, LC, and can be found online at YoungLiving.com

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