Can you use peppermint oil in food?
The answer is “mostly” not, and here is why:
What you need to understand is that peppermint oil is a very powerful essential point, it can cause lots of stomach problems, and even worse, sometimes, if it’s cheaply made, using inorganic peppermint plants, it can even be dangerous for your health since it’s going to contain lots of pesticides and fungicides as well!
I don’t want to scare you, but this is the reality about most of our agriculture practices nowadays, they use heavy chemicals in order to fight off bugs and get rid of diseases, which is going to reflect on your health if you keep on using peppermint oil in your food on a daily basis.
I know, you only want to use it once in a while, don’t worry, I have a solution for you, you can mix it with a carrier oil, and here, I’m talking about a very safe way in order to use peppermint essential oil in your food, so, you can take one drop of almond oil and simply mix it with one drop of organic peppermint essential oil, then, add everything into your food.
Trust me, we use this sometimes in our house, it’s also extremely refreshing, extremely fragrant, and most importantly, it’s very safe for your health since you are going to the use peppermint oil in a good carrier oil.
However, what I highly recommend for you is to stay away from using almond oil if you are allergic to nuts, it can cause you some allergies as well, but if you are not, then, you can use it as much as you want.
The most important thing you need to understand in this post is that using too much peppermint oil, whether in your food or with your skin can be very damaging, and can cause you lots of side effects and terrible problems.
I don’t want this happening to you, and I don’t want it on my conscience, this is the reason why I have always advised my readers to only use some few drops, this post is no exception, I want you to use only a few drops of peppermint oil whenever you would like to use in your food, and most importantly, I want you to be very careful when using other carrier oils, for example, I know that most people prefer to use coconut oil, but a lot of their plastic containers are contaminated with some terrible chemicals which can cause you different reactions in your body, this is the reason why I want you to only use organic oils that come in glass bottles, it’s the thing I have learned recently, that most plastic containers are really not suited for human food, you need to be aware of this, and most importantly, you need to only use peppermint oil in food only when it’s diluted.
Please, if you have a question about using peppermint essential oil in food, don’t hesitate to ask me in the section below, I will be extremely happy to help you.