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the girl who leaps through space! ([personal profile] skywalker) wrote2009-09-15 09:56 pm
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I like candy canes.

Sniffing peppermint oil feels like shoving a popsicle up your nose.
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[personal profile] unicorn 2009-09-16 04:56 am (UTC)(link)
Peppermint oil is incredibly strong in its pure form. You can put it on a rag on your forehead and it will not only burn your forehead but make your nose run till it's almost completely decongested. You need to thin it with at least 9 parts pure grain alcohol to touch it safely.

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[personal profile] unicorn 2009-09-16 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, you can probably touch it okay, I just know it can cause skin conditions if you let it sit on your skin for too long without cutting it.

Back when I was having really severe migraines, someone suggested putting peppermint oil on my forehead! I have fond memories of it, it actually helped a lot.
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[personal profile] unicorn 2009-09-16 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)

Give her this link and tell her to follow the instructions for "tincture!" And this site talks about dermatitis, but it actually burned me when I let it sit on my skin straight one time, so be sure she cuts it with grain alcohol properly. o/
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[personal profile] loquacious 2009-09-16 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
I rub it on my stomach when I feel ill and it makes me feel better in a few minutes... but taking it internally is not for the faint of heart or tongue. Also, it's unsafe unless you have medical grade oil that's FDA approved (Young Living FTW)