doTERRA Peppermint Oil Review and Uses

DoTERRA’s peppermint oil is a classic essential oil that has a variety of purposes. The oil is pure and potent, containing a higher amount of the active ingredient, menthol, than other brands. You may recognize the scent and flavor from candies, drinks, and toothpaste.

Using peppermint oil not only tastes great, but it also provides a cooling effect that offers the feeling of rejuvenation and focus. Try adding the oil to water as a way to cool down on a hot day. The menthol scent can help alleviate bad breath and digestive issues.

This versatile oil has a wide variety of uses beyond flavoring toothpastes and candy canes. You can use the oil to aid in concentration, digestive issues, and respiratory health, but more specifically, it can help in relaxation, headache and pain relief, bad breath relief, and appetite control. You can even use peppermint oil for pest control, (it deters rodents specifically), and to neutralize paint fumes! If you’re trying to lose weight or eat less, peppermint can help control your appetite.

You can use the oil as is or you can dilute it with a neutral oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, or mix it with another doTERRA oil, like eucalyptus. You can add it to food and drinks, add it to diffusers (learn more here), or inhale directly, and also apply it to wounds, bruises, and other painful areas.

Peppermint also has the power to enhance other essential oils and help them work more effectively. Combining essential oils with peppermint will help those other oils absorb more readily into the skin, thus working more efficiently than if used alone.

While you may notice that doTERRA’s oil may cost more than the competitors, due to its purity and concentration, you’re getting a more active and prolonged effect than with other brands.

Where to buy doTERRA Peppermint Essential oil (Mentha Piperita)

​This awesome product comes in a 15ml vial.  It is strong, so little bit goes a long way.  It comes in 3 different forms: a 15ml glass vial, a roll on applicator, and beadlets.  Don't just take my word on it though, see all the awesome Doterra peppermint oil reviews on Amazon.

doTERRA Peppermint Essential Oil - 15ml
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing
  • Promotes digestive health
  • Repels bugs naturally
doTERRA Peppermint Touch
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing*
  • Alleviates stomach upset*
  • Frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum
doTERRA Peppermint Beadlets
  • Helps calm and soothe dry, scratchy throats



Our Favorite Doterra Diffuser - The Petal DIffuser

doTERRA Petal Diffuser
  • Substantial mist output helps purify and humidify the air, ultra-fine mist reaches up to 330 square feet
  • 1, 2, and 4 hour diffuser settings
  • Optional LED light
  • Simple, 3-piece diffuser is easy and convenient to use
  • Stable and light for the many spaces in your life

See where doTERRA sources their Peppermint

Check out some common (and uncommon) uses for doTERRA peppermint oil:

Alleviate a Sore Throat

The oil will help soothe pain while also contribute to thin mucus. You may also notice reduced swelling due to the anti-inflammatory properties. Make a “tea” with a few drops of oil, honey, and lemon for immediate relief.

Soak Your Aches and Pains

Make an oil-infused bath to soak away your aches and pains, Simply combine 16 ounces of Epsom salts and about 15 drops of oil to warm bath water. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of water. Or try this muscle rub from Dr. Axe.

Soothe Skin Irritations

For irritated skin like rashes and burns, dilute no more than 15 drops of peppermint oil to one ounce of a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Too much peppermint and you may further irritate the skin.


Try adding a few drops of oil to a diffuser to breathe in the stomach-calming effects of peppermint oil.

Repel Ticks and Fleas

Apply this recipe directly to carpets, pets (not cats, as they are sensitive to essential oils), and people.

Combine these recipe ingredients:

  • 6–7 drops of doTERRA Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Citronella, and Rosemary essential oils
  • 8 ounces of distilled or filtered water
  • Glass spray bottle

Add ingredients to your spray bottle and shake well before applying. Spray on a dog's coat every couple of days to ward off fleas and ticks.


Help wake up by adding 2–3 drops of essential oil to your shampoo; the peppermint provides a cooling effect that rejuvenates and stimulates the scalp. Peppermint oil also has antiseptic properties that can help fight dandruff.


For children with ADHD, try spraying oil on a child’s shirt before class or studying, or try placing one drop on the tongue or under the nose for increased concentration.

As you can see, doTERRA’s peppermint essential oil is versatile and can soothe a wide variety of ailments. Remember to test your skin for an allergic reaction before applying a significant amount, as some people are sensitive to the oil’s properties.


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